Drop is similar in non-advised arena as annuity sales slide
Former pensions minister Steve Webb unearths archived 2004 research
A financial planning and investment service offering regulated advice, guidance and execution-only services to the over-50s has been launched in a joint venture between Tilney Bestinvest and Saga.
The rise of robo-advice has been described as the "most significant development in the delivery of financial advice in the last 30 years", but how exactly might it affect traditional advice? FinaMetrica has produced a list of ten possibles...
'Perpetual thorn' in advisers' side could also sting robos, report suggests
Carbon Financial Partners picks up the corporate award
The chief executive of life and investments provider Royal London has renewed his criticism of proposals to tax income saved into pensions like an ISA.
SunLife has announced changes to its critical illness cover (CIC) in line with updated best practice published a year ago by the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
Caroline Mitchell speaks out
Price and proposition pressures weigh on platforms, but do retirement reforms offer hope?
Regulator 'encouraged' by adviser firms' response but fears potential for bias remains in some firms
Index fund pioneer eyes 'handful' of funds within next year
Couple lost £43k in 18 months on £700k investment as banking crisis emerged
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The govt and FCA are consulting on the options for a time bar on complaints against financial advice
Provider brands retirement income offering IncomeSelect
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A mandatory requirement on providers to use Origo's Options Transfers service is among the suggestions for improving the efficiency of pension transfers.
Some providers that insist regulated advice be taken by customers seeking to transfer out of their pensions are unsure why they require it, research suggests.
The Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) board has voted to proceed to the next stage of its proposed merger with the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), despite misgivings from some members.
Advisory group Independent Financial Solutions (IFS) has added two funds to its Sentinel range.
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The Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) is proposing to merge with the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) in a bid to accelerate the growth of financial planning in the UK.
In the wake of the pension freedoms, do advice firms need a centralised retirement proposition and, if so, how might that differ from an investment proposition? Come along to the 2015 FE Investment Summit next month to find out...
An independent advisory business is set to submit its investment portfolios for regular scrutiny after independent tests were carried out on a trio of live client cases.
The introduction of ‘safe harbour' legislation for financial advisers would be a welcome step towards rebalancing liability between advisers and clients, according to one stakeholder, after the government announced a major review looking at how advice...
Four advice gap pioneers the government must speak to
The government is seeking views on whether retirement savers are aware of when independent financial advice must be taken before accessing their pots, following the pension freedoms introduced in April.
St James's Place (SJP) has agreed a deal to acquire stockbroker and discretionary investment manager Rowan Dartington Holdings in a deal worth up to £34m.
The first financial planning proposition for people with sight impairment has been launched.
Protection providers should pay intermediaries more commission to help the industry experiment and grow, according to the founder of a comparison service.
The average compensation payout for a SIPP-related claim against failed IFAs rose almost 50% in 2014-15 against the previous 12 months, prompting a £20m interim levy on life and pensions advisers.
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Welcome to Professional Adviser's as-it-happened coverage of the summer Budget 2015 - with a slant, as always, towards those announcements, issues, outcomes and views affecting UK financial advisers...
Professional Adviser calls for evidence of inconsistency
A new advisory business is using a popular face aging app to show clients what they will look like in 30 years, after evidence suggested consumers' attitudes to long-term savings shift if they see an older version of themselves.
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The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) is considering launching a qualification for product providers' staff who are likely to deal with at-retirement customers.
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Stewart Ford is seeking £650m in damages from the financial regulator and administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for "causing" the collapse of Keydata, the investment firm he founded and which attracted almost £500m of investors' capital.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has laid the groundwork for firms to come to market with ‘robo-advice' models, its director of strategy and competition Chris Woolard has suggested.
New pensions minister Ros Altmann has said she is hopeful existing annuitants will get the opportunity to sell their right to an income for a lump sum.
Advisers' contribution to funding government retirement guidance service Pension Wise should be reduced because they are not benefitting from its existence as much as anticipated, according to the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA)....
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned and fined a financial adviser for making unsuitable recommendations of high-risk and often unregulated investments.
Hargreaves Lansdown has attacked the current Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) levy system as "placing an unfair burden on reputable and blameless firms" as the group anticipates a £4.6m bill.
More than 600 adviser firms have been declared in default by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the last five years - an average of almost 130 each year - as the impact of a number of high-profile investment failures continues to take...