Alan Lakey

        The long-stop: Your final call to make a difference

        Professional Adviser | 04 Jul 2014 | 10:52

        Time is running out to make your voice heard in the long-stop debate. Derek Bradley, CEO of Panacea Adviser, urges the financial services community to take action today


        Well covered: Why picking a protection policy is no longer about price

        Clients' protection priorities are changing and so too are the tools on offer to help advisers find the right solutions. Rebecca Jones investigates

        Professional Adviser | 01 May 2014 | 13:01
        A penny-saving jar for pensions

        Retiring IFA pursued by claims firm over 23-year-old case

        A 74-year-old IFA has put his retirement plans on hold to contest a £250,000 mis-selling case levelled by a claims management company (CMC) - relating to advice given almost a quarter of a century ago.

        IFAonline | 26 Jun 2012 | 15:45

    Other Alan Lakey articles


      MoJ to meet adviser over claims manager concerns

      The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is meeting an IFA to hear his concerns over claims management companies (CMC) after he said they were unfairly targeting adviser firms.

      IFAonline | 17 May 2012 | 13:00

      Adviser hits out at FundsNetwork over re-reg limit

      An adviser has hit out at platform FundsNetwork for refusing to re-register a client's investments to a rival platform because the value of the transfer was less than £40,000.

      IFAonline | 17 Apr 2012 | 10:15

      Claims managers pursuing IFAs over ‘unfounded’ cases

      Advisers have criticised the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for failing to protect firms from invalid mis-selling cases levelled by claims management companies (CMCs).

      IFAonline | 16 Apr 2012 | 12:20
      Alan Lakey

      Lakey launches critical illness website

      Alan Lakey has launched a website in an effort to raise consumer understanding of critical illness products and help people compare different policies.

      IFAonline | 22 Mar 2012 | 12:52
      FSA chief executive Hector Sants

      This week’s news… condensed

      The pick of this week's articles on IFAonline...

      IFAonline | 09 Mar 2012 | 13:31

      Judge rejects judicial review into long-stop

      Lobby group Adviser Alliance has had its application for a judicial review into the absence of an industry long-stop rejected – but has vowed to continue the fight for a time-bar on complaints.

      IFAonline | 05 Mar 2012 | 12:35
      Alan Lakey

      Adviser ends passporting interest over agency fears

      An outspoken critic of the new qualification requirements for advisers has revealed he considered 'passporting' his business into the UK from Dublin in a bid to bypass the rules.

      IFAonline | 05 Jan 2012 | 08:00
      Alan Lakey

      Adviser lobby group recruiting for directors to take on FCA

      Adviser Alliance is looking to take on new directors in a bid to move the organisation to a “new level” where it can challenge the remit of the FCA.

      IFAonline | 20 Dec 2011 | 12:29

      Cardy: United voice for advisers is a fallacy

      The head of a newly-launched adviser trade body to rival AIFA has rejected industry calls for a “united voice”.

      IFAonline | 16 Nov 2011 | 11:59

      Regulation could drive mutuals 'out of existence' - Exeter

      Smaller mutual societies could disappear due to the increasing burden of regulatory costs, Exeter Family Friendly has warned.

      Cover | 17 Oct 2011 | 15:21

      Insurance Week - what did you miss?

      Last week, COVER's sister title Mortgage Solutions examined the key issues in the protection industry, with insight and analysis from experts across the sector.

      Cover | 10 Oct 2011 | 15:47
      Samsung Chromebook keyboard

      Provider systems must support clients post sale - advisers

      Insurers must continue using their online systems in to post sales care to support advisers and their client relationships, an industry working group has demanded.

      Cover | 04 Oct 2011 | 12:42

      Anti-compulsion voices "defeatist" - PruProtect

      PruProtect has called critics of its desire for protection to be made compulsory as being “defeatist” and argued that the need is “very clear”.

      Cover | 13 Sep 2011 | 15:01

      Risk Clinic: FIB on critical illness

      I have a client making a claim on a critical illness (CI) policy. The provider is suggesting they take a lump sum payment rather than the family income benefit (FIB) they originally bought. I realise there are various arguments for each side, but what would be the one that swings it toward FIB?

      Cover | 12 Sep 2011 | 15:22

      LV= releases plain English CI definitions guide

      LV= has produced a plain English guide offering simplified explanations for advisers to use when explaining critical illnesses (CI) to clients.

      Cover | 03 May 2011 | 12:11

      Market views: The FCA's view of future regulation

      Can you see a change in focus for the FSA’s replacement, following its renaming to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), rather than the previously suggested Consumer Protection and Markets Authority (CPMA)?

      Cover | 13 Apr 2011 | 14:31

      IFA 20-year claim case reinvigorates long-stop campaign

      Adviser Alliance is steaming ahead with plans to launch a judicial review into the lack of a long-stop after an IFA lost a case relating to a 20-year claim.

      IFAonline | 04 Mar 2011 | 11:15



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