From platform consolidation to the rise of direct-to-consumer (D2C) propositions, the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) has had - and will continue to have - a profound impact on the advisory market, according to lead RDR partner at Deloitte, Andrew Power.
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There are more discussions on costs just now than I can remember at any time, writes Brendan Llewellyn.
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The survival of commission and lax regulation are fuelling a "significant shift" to non-advice in the mass market for annuities, at the expense of professional advice, transparency and healthy consumer outcomes, according to the Financial Services Consumer Panel (FSCP).
Almost half of financial advisers have turned away clients this year because they felt their services were too expensive for them, according to research commissioned by the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA).
Investors view the whole of the financial services industry through the prism of banks' behaviour, meaning trade bodies must do more to talk up the good the profession does, according to ex-Morningstar OBSR managing director Richard Romer-Lee.
Consumers priced out of full advice may yet be able to seek the expertise of an adviser via a chargeable "dip in, dip out" information-only model, according to Cofunds distribution director Andy Coleman.
Treasury Select Committee (TSC) chairman Andrew Tyrie has called on the industry to help parliament hold the financial services regulator to account to avoid "excessive regulation" that could "create the stability of the graveyard".
Insurer Zurich is training its sales staff to obtain the same minimum qualification level as that required of the advisers they speak to.
The swell of new regulation in financial services "frightens" people away from seeking financial advice, while the proliferation of various fee structures is proving a "nightmare" for those who do engage, according to St James's Place CEO David Bellamy.
The FCA has been called a "focused" regulator respected by its counterparts around the world. Praise indeed – but does the industry agree with this ringing endorsement?
Interest - and retail money - in exchange traded products (ETPs) has been rising steadily over the past few years, and seems to have accelerated since the RDR. Laura Miller asks why - and what – it means for advisers and investors
In the new world of investment advice, standing still is not an option, writes Connection Capital’s Claire Madden
Consumers are oblivious to the 'bigger industry picture' and are easy targets for unregulated 'advisers' who sell them risky products while collecting commission, an IFA has warned.
"Time nor tide wait for no man." And so it is that an entire 12 months (almost) has passed since the introduction of new rules following the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).
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