Better Business

        FCA calls for examples of retrospective regulation

        Professional Adviser | 21 Aug 2014 | 14:14

        The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seeking examples of occasions the industry suspects it may have applied its rules after the fact with the benefit of hindsight.


        Nucleus inflows drive half-year profits to £1m

        Wrap Nucleus saw £725m of inflows in the six months to 30 June, with profits jumping 85% as the platform grew its market share.

        Professional Adviser | 21 Aug 2014 | 13:34

        National IFA opts against direct authorisation to join Caerus

        A listed national IFA has joined the Caerus network after deciding the "time was not right" to become directly authorised (DA).

        Professional Adviser | 21 Aug 2014 | 12:56

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      How to be a brilliant blogger (by brilliant bloggers)

      Want to get your voice heard - and listened to - online but not sure how to go about it? Laura Miller speaks to the industry's best loved bloggers to find out what works, what doesn't, and why it matters.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Aug 2014 | 12:51

      The case for collective DC... and other top Financial Library downloads

      Papers examining the case for collective defined contribution plans in the UK and assessing the fates of under-performing funds are among the best-read in Professional Adviser's unique Financial Library over the last fortnight...

      Professional Adviser | 21 Aug 2014 | 11:25

      Mark Polson: The hell with strategy and 'big picture' - find what matters

      You might think listening to tousle-haired 'strategists' will bring you success, but, writes Mark Polson, sometimes you simply have to find the little things...

      Professional Adviser | 21 Aug 2014 | 10:27

      Raymond James cements return to profit

      Advisory and wrap business Raymond James Investment Services has consolidated its return to profit, generating almost £235,000 in 2013.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Aug 2014 | 10:13

      Consumer Panel chair launches scathing attack on firms' TCF duty

      The chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel (FSCP) has offered harsh criticism of firms' efforts to improve how they deal with clients, saying she doesn't believe most have embraced the idea of treating customers fairly.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Aug 2014 | 13:24

      IFP posts ‘disappointing' £18k deficit despite rise in members

      The Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) recorded a near-£18,000 deficit last year - its first loss in four years - despite an increase in members.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Aug 2014 | 12:25

      Beware Tony Tyre Kicker: Avoid these buyers when selling your business

      Selling your business can be a daunting process and there are plenty of obstacles that can trip you up on the way. Merger and acquisition specialist Retiring IFA founder Stephen Hagues explains which buyers to give a wide berth...

      Professional Adviser | 20 Aug 2014 | 10:33

      How safe is it really? Five steps to choosing the best digital client management platform

      A wealth of sensitive information is shared in the financial advice industry, making security paramount. Eva Rossmar offers her tips on how to find the most effective solution...

      Professional Adviser | 19 Aug 2014 | 12:38

      Royal London pre-tax profit drops 45% as pension charge cap bites

      Royal London has reported a 45% slump in pre-tax profit in H1, pointing to regulatory charges as a key contributor, while its wrap platform Ascentric saw new business slide 20%.

      Professional Adviser | 19 Aug 2014 | 10:11

      Aegon distances itself from executive's 'view' on advisers

      Product provider Aegon has distanced itself from a view attributed to its head of marketing that advisers have been "disintermediated" and that its future lies in direct relationships with consumers.

      Professional Adviser | 19 Aug 2014 | 09:56

      HSBC advisers took 15% commission for SIPP set ups

      The scale of commissions taken by HSBC bank advisers for one-off pension transfer work has been revealed in a judgement delivered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).

      Professional Adviser | 19 Aug 2014 | 07:56

      Tech Review: Mark Polson explores Novia's Report Zone

      Professional Adviser's technology columnist Mark Polson promised no 'zone' puns in this review on Novia's adviser reporting tool - but he didn't get to write the headline...

      Professional Adviser | 18 Aug 2014 | 13:19
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      Prudential plans UK platform push as part of £100m expansion

      Prudential is planning to move into the platform space as part of a drive to diversify its business, the company has told analysts.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Aug 2014 | 11:55
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      Professional Adviser | 18 Aug 2014 | 10:13
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      Ex-journalist Jeff Randall to advise Prudential chief Thiam

      Veteran business journalist Jeff Randall has been brought on board at Prudential as a senior adviser to chief executive Tidjane Thiam.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Aug 2014 | 07:35

      Sheriar Bradbury: Why aren't IFAs heard?

      The advice profession needs a strong, unified voice in order to get a 'seat at the top table' of financial services, writes adviser Sheriar Bradbury...

      Professional Adviser | 15 Aug 2014 | 11:25
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      Ex-FSA lawyer warns of regulator's 'unachievable' product promotion rules

      A lawyer who spent six years in the financial regulator's enforcement team has expressed doubts over his former employer's product promotions rules.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Aug 2014 | 08:27



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