Just under a fifth of advisory businesses have managed to transition all their clients to a pure adviser charging model, according to a 1,000-adviser survey.
National advice firm Positive Solutions said it is close to resolving an IT error which has left several advisers without pay for as many as four days.
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Discretionary fund managers (DFMs) are facing growing pressures to standardise managed portfolio fees as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers warning advisers against using any service where costs are not clear.
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.
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.
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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.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has attempted to clear up some of the confusion surrounding the boundaries between various advice models, and clarify what constitutes a 'personal recommendation'.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has failed to provide clarity and reassurance over the development of simplified advice models in its latest consultation, according to eValue strategy director Bruce Moss.
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The ten most common complaints investigated by the Pensions Ombudsman in 2013-2014 excluded queries relating to fees, fund switches and pension liberation, figures show.
Zurich has overhauled its platform fee structure and announced a cut in its initial investment charge for all clients.
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The Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) has warned advisers to keep a "record of activity with any clients they have with Aegon" after it emerged the Dutch provider had contacted clients to switch-off trail commission.
Online support service Panacea Adviser has launched a guide to help firms plan their strategies around the switch-off of trail commission.
Network and support services firm Tenet has asked platforms for clarity on their legacy commission switch-off plans but said it is “confident” advisers are “on top of” the process.
National IFA 2Plan is set to benefit from its rivals moving to restricted propositions as advisers are holding on to the IFA label and looking for a new home, chief executive Chris Smallwood has said.
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