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Highclere Financial Services senior partner Alan Lakey and adviser community website Panacea Adviser have teamed up to launch a helpline for advisers tackling Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) related issues.
Highclere Financial Services senior partner Alan Lakey has left his position as a member of the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) council as he felt his voice "did not get heard".
Time is running out to make your voice heard in the long-stop debate
Clients' protection priorities are changing and so too are the tools on offer to help advisers find the right solutions.
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.
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.
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.
Advisers have criticised the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for failing to protect firms from invalid mis-selling cases levelled by claims management companies (CMCs).
Alan Lakey has launched a website in an effort to raise consumer understanding of critical illness products and help people compare different policies.
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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.
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.
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.
The head of a newly-launched adviser trade body to rival AIFA has rejected industry calls for a “united voice”.
Smaller mutual societies could disappear due to the increasing burden of regulatory costs, Exeter Family Friendly has warned.
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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.
PruProtect has called critics of its desire for protection to be made compulsory as being “defeatist” and argued that the need is “very clear”.
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...
LV= has produced a plain English guide offering simplified explanations for advisers to use when explaining critical illnesses (CI) to clients.
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)?
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.
Advisers are preparing immediate mail-outs to clients to warn them of the impact of today's ECJ ban on gender-based insurance pricing.