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Support services provider Simplybiz has seen a 10% increase in profits in the first year post-Retail Distribution Review (RDR) while 2% of its members have left the industry.
IFA and wealth manager Gemini Wealth Management has acquired the pension and investment business from a fellow advisory firm after it shut up shop due to the "increasing costs" put on small firms.
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Business volumes in financial services were up in the three months to June fueling optimism in the industry, despite an unexpected fall in profitability, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and PwC.
Online support service Panacea Adviser has launched a guide to help firms plan their strategies around the switch-off of trail commission.
Former Positive Solutions and Openwork consultant Martin Brown has launched an advisory firm authorised by the Caerus Capital Group network.
Mortgage adviser network Personal Touch Financial Services has launched a business development programme for its member firms to help them grow and manage their businesses.
The Personal Finance Society (PFS) has established a 'consumer insight panel' to help guide its work on improving consumer confidence and trust in financial advice.
Worldwide Certified Financial Planner numbers (CFP) have topped 150,000 after rising by 5,500 in the last year, the owner of the certification programme has said.
Competition for financial adviser jobs is experiencing a surge according to independent advice group deVere, which has seen job applications double this January.
The financial services industry can learn a thing or two about trust, forgiveness and reconciliation from the departed Nelson Mandela, argues Phil Billingham…
IFA network On-line Partnership group has been acquired by US-based asset manager Russell Investments.
The investment industry is inefficient and in need of a radical overhaul if it wants to meet the needs of an under-served consumer base, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) board member Mick McAteer has warned.
Consumer groups must give the public a balanced view of financial services or they risk doing large numbers a disservice, Keith Richards believes.
Positive sentiment about the future of the advice industry has returned but the looming skills shortage must be addressed, David Thomson has said.
The financial services sector needs to smash the mould which sees it consistently underperform other industries when it comes to customer service, according to Axa Wealth chief Mike Kellard.
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