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A former professional indemnity insurance broker has been banned by the regulator for giving forged evidence and lying to the High Court.
IFA and employee benefits adviser Helm Godfrey has launched its own app to allow clients to access its services 24/7.
Advisers and investors face further uncertainty over their fate as the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has once again delayed a ruling on advisers' liability for investment losses in overseas property scheme Arck.
Advisers are being asked to vote on four options for limiting their personal liability for the advice they give, with the results passed to the regulator in a bid to make it reconsider its stance on the issue.
A comprehensive list of businesses identified as offering 'robo-advice' in the US suggests investor appetite can be vast...
Investment advisers are still heavily reliant on income paid through commission, according to the latest research by the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA).
Hargreaves Lansdown co-founder Peter Hargreaves is to step down from the board of the wealth business with immediate effect.
Research and ratings group Rayner Spencer Mills Research (RSMR) has launched a range of model portfolios for directly authorised small advisory firms.
In the second part of a new series exploring firms' investment processes, Brendan Llewellyn uncovers 11-adviser Independent Financial Solutions' approach...
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Clydesdale Bank £20.6m for serious failings in its payment protection insurance (PPI) complaint handling processes that may have led to thousands of claims being rejected unfairly.
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Elizabeth Coyle outlines exactly what people are going to get out of the government’s guidance guarantee Pension Wise
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The FCA has said it is are proud to be leading the world in the customer-focused regulation of financial advice. With several other countries now considering similar rules, Simon Willoughby offers five tips to the eager adopters...
Sesame has offered a sweetener to affected advisers to transfer to Bankhall or the preferred network partner. Steve Hagues asks how should the Sesame ARs prepare themselves and what does the deal mean for other advisers tied into networks?
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