The pick of this week's articles on IFAonline...
Steve Webb continued his crusade to sort out the pensions mess by announcing that the government is assessing new types of schemes to even out the risks between employer sand employees following the demise of final salary schemes.
Four years on from the last review, FSA announced it will take another look at projection rates on retail investment products, with research showing they should be lowered.
The pick of this week's articles
Another week and another stab in the dark to try and predict the proportion of advisers who will go restricted post-RDR. This one suggested it could be up to 80% in the long term.
Every week a few severely dodgy investment schemes seem to be coming out of the woodwork, at this time it was a land banking operation which conned the public out of £10m.
Zurich platform woes
Its launch has been repeatedly delayed and there was another blow to Zurich's hopes for its platform when a key member of its team left this week.
The ABI issued an ‘amber top alert' (hands up if you knew they existed) to members to draw attention to Barclays chief Bob Diamond's £17.7m pay deal.
More interesting developments in the Keydata saga, with an action group detailing plans to pursue the ‘real miscreants' behind the mess and calling on the FSCS to support it.
Do you think you have one of the best jobs out there. If you were a financial planner in the US, you'd probably be right, at least according to this research.
Advisers have long complained about the ever-increasing cost of regulation, and Tenet took up the cause, calling on the government to conduct a full review.
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