Better Business

        Best of the best? Why ‘one-stop’ advice shops are not the silver bullet

        Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 15:17

        A ‘one-stop shop’ for financial advice isn’t the catch-all solution, argues Beaufort Group chairman Simon Goldthorpe


        FCA for a day: What advisers would do if they had the power (part I)

        Professional Adviser asked seven advisers one question: If you had the means to change one thing about how the industry is regulated, what would you do? (part one of two...)

        Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 10:03

        Succession buys LRH Wealth Management; eyes nine more acquisitions

        Wealth management group and consolidator Succession has acquired LRH Wealth Management for £3m and outlined plans to buy a further nine firms this year.

        Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 08:08

    Other Better Business articles


      FOS names Caroline Wayman chief ombudsman and CEO

      The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has named Caroline Wayman as its chief ombudsman and CEO, succeeding Natalie Ceeney.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 15:31

      Tech Review: The Fastrak to efficiency?

      In his latest instalment, the lang cat's Mark Polson revisits the Sprint Enterprise Technology system promising to make onerous tasks like client report writing a whole lot easier

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 11:45

      'Focus on technology' behind True Potential's profit surge

      Financial services firm True Potential (TP) has posted a further rise in profits in its half year results and has credited its "focus on providing technology" for its continued success.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 07:48

      Charles Stanley 'cautious' as commission income falls

      Charles Stanley has said it is approaching the coming months with caution after witnessing falling commission income, and significant costs to invest in the business.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 07:46

      FOS fends off increasing number of pension complaints

      The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has fended off an increasing number of pension complaints in the first quarter of this year as the number of complaints increased but uphold rates dropped.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 07:22
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      FCA fines former J.P. Morgan banker £450,000 for market abuse

      The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined a former senior J.P. Morgan banker £450,000 after he disclosed inside information to contacts.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Jul 2014 | 15:58

      Pillar of the community: A profile of IFA Carl Lamb

      Clients have always come first at Almary Green, the award-winning IFA firm run by Carl Lamb. But the company’s ethos doesn’t stop there; helping the wider community is also a key part of the firm’s strategy…

      Professional Adviser | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:07

      To wait or not to wait: Should clients defer buying an annuity?

      It is a question many advisers are facing when considering clients' impending at-retirement choices in the wake of the pension freedoms unveiled at Budget 2014. So what are advisers recommending?

      Professional Adviser | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:03
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      Ashcourt Rowan COO Sinclair exits in board restructure

      Ashcourt Rowan has announced chief operating officer Richard Sinclair is to leave the group at the end of the month.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Jul 2014 | 07:26

      Tyrie writes to Chancellor over MAS role in pensions 'guidance'

      The proposed role of the Money Advice Service (MAS) in delivering financial guidance to thousands of retirees is "concerning", according to Treasury Select Committee (TSC) chairman Andrew Tyrie.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Jul 2014 | 15:37

      Advisers could pay third of retirement 'guidance' costs

      Financial advisers could pay a larger share of the costs for delivering the government's ‘guidance guarantee' than pension providers.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Jul 2014 | 13:35

      Compulsory advice on DB to DC transfers move welcomed

      Stakeholders have welcomed the government's decision to mandate regulated advice for those seeking to transfer out of a private sector defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Jul 2014 | 10:28

      Webb gives clearest hint yet of retirement ‘guidance' model

      Pensions minister Steve Webb has given the clearest indication yet of the make-up of the government's retirement ‘guidance guarantee', which will include a clear "hand off" to full advice for those who need it.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Jul 2014 | 11:48

      Video: Steve Webb on annuities, investment risk and pensions 'guidance'

      In Professional Adviser's latest The Hard Questions series, Brendan Llewellyn, director of Adviser Home, interviews Steve Webb.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Jul 2014 | 11:30 | video

      Wheatley: No prospect of 'regulatory dividend' for advisers

      The prospect of a 'regulatory dividend' for advisory firms - proposed by the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) - has been all but ruled out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

      Professional Adviser | 18 Jul 2014 | 07:55

      FSCS 'hopes' to provide full account of Keydata recoveries in 2015

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) chief executive Mark Neale has said the service "hopes" to be able to publish a full account of what it has clawed back from firms who mis-sold Keydata products next year.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Jul 2014 | 13:14
      Martin Wheatley

      Wheatley: Long-stop project now 'slightly more complicated'

      Advisers' hopes for the re-introduction of a long-stop on client complaints have suffered a blow after Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chief Martin Wheatley suggested the regulator's investigation into the matter may have hit a roadblock.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Jul 2014 | 12:22



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