Professional Adviser's sister magazine COVER has revealed the intermediary shortlists for the COVER Excellence Awards 2016, which will be held on Wednesday 5 October 2016 at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.
The number of financial advisers operating in the UK has increased 5% in the last year as the industry edges closer to pre-Retail Distribution Review (RDR) levels, according to the latest data.
A paper commissioned by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found ‘problems at every stage' in the way firms deal with vulnerable consumers.
In this week's quick fire Retirement Planner poll we ask: Should SIPPs go into Peer to Peer lending?
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.
Another Keydata adviser has been declared in default by the Financial Services Compensation scheme (FSCS), as it published a new list of 28 advice firms unable to meet claims against them.
A legal firm, which recently launched as part of the St James's Place (SJP) network, has bought two financial services firms, fueling its plans to reach £500m of assets under management (AUM) in five years.
With transparency at the forefront, an increasing need to demonstrate value to clients, and charging rules changing, technology has never been more central.
The Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) has warned the industry could yet lose more small firms as advisers say they are lacking confidence in their business models.
Have you missed this week's pensions news? Here's Retirement Planner's round-up of the top five stories this week.
Three advisers share their personal stories on why they decided to turn their back on products and make the switch into financial life planning.
Retirement Planner has launched its first awards event to recognise high standards of advice in the retirement planning sector.
Thinking of setting up a D2C offering? This week's masterclass tells you how
The number of authorised firms is lower than it was in December 2012, but has risen since hitting a post-Retail Distribution Review (RDR) floor last April, according to figures from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The True Potential group has reported its net profit for last year was up 47% as it benefited from a drastic increase in adviser numbers.
In October Symponia launched its Legal Academy to help foster strong working relationships between advisers and solicitors operating in the later life market. Helen Morrissey talks to joint managing director Jeremy Davies about his plans for the Academy....
Fiona Murphy looks at the results of Retirement Planner's inquiry into RDR and finds out how advisers have survived and adapted to the reforms.
Retirement Planner's round-up of the top pension stories this week.
Advisers have stressed they are keen to become more involved in long-term care (LTC) advice, with a desire to be included in council referral lists, the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) says.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has declared a further 18 advisory firms in default.
There is a common misconception that financial advice is reserved for later life, but younger people could be missing a trick by delaying.
A campaign to introduce a long-stop for advisers is gaining momentum. Fiona Murphy looks at the issues driving this
In the latest development on the Care Bill, the clause compelling people with care needs to be referred to regulated financial advisers, was rejected. Fiona Murphy looks at the issues.