Date set for Aberdeen UK Platform Awards

Professional Adviser | 17 Apr 2014 | 14:59

Organisers of the Aberdeen UK Platform Awards have set a date for this year's ceremony, and will soon be inviting firms to enter the adviser categories.

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HMRC issues new rebate tax guidance after raft of enquiries

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued fresh guidance on its decision to tax unit rebates after receiving a number of queries from fund groups and platforms.

Professional Adviser | 17 Apr 2014 | 07:52
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Tech rout continues as Google falls on weak earnings

Google shares moved sharply lower in after-hours trading following a disappointing update, with the negative sentiment that has blighted the sector showing no sign of abating.

Professional Adviser | 17 Apr 2014 | 07:50

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Hargreaves in talks over Woodford as assets pass £45bn

Hargreaves Lansdown has said Neil Woodford's new fund management venture could provide a further boost to its business after it reported record net inflows of £1.83bn for the first quarter.

Professional Adviser | 16 Apr 2014 | 07:37

Charles Stanley warns rising costs to 'hit profits by 10%’

Charles Stanley’s pre-tax profits are likely to fall 10% short of market expectations due to rising costs, the wealth manager has warned.

Professional Adviser | 16 Apr 2014 | 07:34

Armchair Critic: The known unknowns of regulated online advice

Brendan Llewellyn, Professional Adviser's resident Armchair Critic, examines the viability of online advice models, and reaches what some might consider an inevitable conclusion...

Professional Adviser | 14 Apr 2014 | 16:25

Facebook eyes foray into financial services - report

Groundbreaking social network service Facebook is set to expand into financial services, according to reports.

Professional Adviser | 13 Apr 2014 | 21:36

Mark Polson: Why it's time for platforms to start sweating the small stuff

The future for platforms - and everything else in this sector actually - is all in the detail, writes platforms expert Mark Polson...

Professional Adviser | 11 Apr 2014 | 15:57

PFS endorses adviser product analysis tool from F&TRC

The Personal Finance Society (PFS) has given its backing to F&TRC's latest launch, Quality Analyser, which gives advisers free access to a market-wide comparison tool from 22 April.

IFAonline | 10 Apr 2014 | 08:16

Nucleus’ Huddart on the preferential fund price ‘smokescreen’

The results of our annual Nucleus census were recently unveiled and, as always, provided a real insight into how advisers view issues in today’s market.

Professional Adviser | 07 Apr 2014 | 11:47
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The end of fund bias? Welcome to the new world for platforms

New rules governing how platforms are paid were introduced on 6 April (a Sunday, somewhat peculiarly). So, what does the new world look like?

Professional Adviser | 06 Apr 2014 | 22:57

Axa Elevate cuts platform charges for high net worth clients

Axa Elevate has cut charges on portfolios valued at £1m or more for new and existing customers.

IFAonline | 04 Apr 2014 | 11:51

Platforum founder Holly Mackay to take sabbatical

Holly Mackay, the founder and MD of platform advice, research and events business The Platforum, is to take a sabbatical later this year, Investment Week can reveal.

IFAonline | 03 Apr 2014 | 16:02

Super clean and others: What drove different approaches to passing on cheaper costs?

Standard Life has completed its first round of negotiations with fund managers, revealing a difference of opinions when it comes to the best approach in delivering fund discounts. Henry Brennan finds out more...

IFAonline | 03 Apr 2014 | 13:03

Simplified advice silence stalling firms' plans

The industry has yet to develop profitable simplified advice models because it is waiting on clearer guidance and direction from the regulator, Lighthouse group chief executive Malcolm Streatfield has said.

IFAonline | 03 Apr 2014 | 09:38

Independence: Have you got it right on platforms?

As the FCA refocuses its attention on the requirements of independent advice, Rebecca Jones reveals how to select an adequate platform strategy for your business...

Professional Adviser | 03 Apr 2014 | 08:00

Hargreaves' Gorham: We will not scrap exit fees until FCA tightens transfer rules

Hargreaves chief executive Ian Gorham speaks to Nick Paler about why the platform is standing firm on exit fees, its legal battle with HMRC, and the grey area between execution-only offerings and advice.

IFAonline | 02 Apr 2014 | 15:51

'Game changing' - the lang cat's view on Aegon price caps

Aegon's decision to introduce price caps on the Retirement Choices wrap and the One Retirement SIPP is "potentially game changing", according to platform consultancy the lang cat.

IFAonline | 02 Apr 2014 | 12:34
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Aegon: Pricing cap will be industry standard by 2024

Pricing caps on assets under management in the advised platform market will be industry standard within the next ten years, according to Aegon investment director Nick Dixon.

IFAonline | 02 Apr 2014 | 11:49

Aegon caps charges for ARC and One Retirement customers

Aegon is to simplify the charging structures for the One Retirement SIPP and the Aegon Retirement Choices (ARC) wrap, benefiting clients with larger asset pots.

IFAonline | 02 Apr 2014 | 11:34


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