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        You can’t please all of the people all of the time... Advisers' views on APFA 15 years on

        Professional Adviser | 18 Sep 2014 | 10:42

        Laura Miller asked advisers what they think of the body that is supposed to represent them, the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA), 15 years on from its inception. The responses varied widely...

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        FCA freezes accounts of three debt management firms

        The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has frozen the bank accounts of three debt management firms to protect customers' money.

        Professional Adviser | 18 Sep 2014 | 10:39
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        'A set of geriatric gums': Ex-APFA council member Alan Lakey on 15 years of struggle

        After years shouting from the sidelines, industry veteran Alan Lakey tried to shake up the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) from the inside. On the body's 15 year anniversary, he details his struggle...

        Professional Adviser | 18 Sep 2014 | 10:34

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      Professional Adviser | 18 Sep 2014 | 10:32
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      As APFA turns 15 director general Chris Hannant talks to Jenna Towler about the body’s long-stop fight, its success-to-resource ratio and the need for advisers to speak with ‘one voice’

      Professional Adviser | 18 Sep 2014 | 10:26
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      Openwork takes on 930 MetLife protection advisers

      Network Openwork has acquired 930 self-employed MetLife protection advisers as part of a deal to distribute the life company's protection products.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 16:31
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      Axa Wealth to launch ‘select' list of 100 hand picked funds

      Axa Wealth is set to launch a list of around 100 favoured funds in the mould of Hargreaves Lansdown's Wealth 150, to help advisers "cut through the noise".

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 15:37
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      Sale price for adviser firms almost doubles in a year

      The average sale price for adviser businesses has almost doubled in the last 12 months, according to figures on firms sold through broker Retiring IFA, and now stands at £693,425.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 12:11
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      Ascentric posts £0.6m loss after tech spend

      Ascentric has posted a £0.6m loss for the 2013 financial year after “significant” investment in technology which cost it £1.6m.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 12:10
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      RP: Start-up businesses are worth a closer look

      Advising start-up businesses might not seem to be top of many advisers' to-do lists as many aspiring entrepreneurs are low on cash and may feel they are unable to pay advisory fees. However, they are a group deserving of a closer look.

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 10:15
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      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:58
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      Three's a charm: Why firms are failing on financial promotions

      Rebecca Prestage takes a look at the key points to come from the regulator's most significant announcements on the topic and offers her tips on how to ensure the rules are adhered to...

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:12
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      The gold rush: Five steps to achieving the highest standard in paraplanning

      Aiming to continually raise the bar in business is a noble thing to do but you have to be ruthless in implementing - and sticking to - any changes. Kim Bendall offers some tips...

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:05
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      Worst ravages of RDR over as advisers in 'survival mode' halve

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      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 08:01
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      Sense Network appoints Steve Young as chairman

      Sense Network has promoted commercial director Steve Young to chairman.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 15:46
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      APFA challenges ‘inefficient’ FCA to cut annual budget up to 2% a year

      The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) should freeze or reduce its annual budget in a self-imposed efficiency drive to cut regulation costs, Chris Hannant has said.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 14:06
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      Succession signs up Aegon for corporate wrap

      National wealth manager Succession has appointed Aegon's workplace savings platform to provide a bespoke wrap proposition for its corporate clients.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 12:06
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      Holly Mackay resigns from The Platforum

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      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 11:55
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      Paraplan Plus appoints Kim Bendall as director

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      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 11:27
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      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 10:05

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