Advisers 'underestimate' number of financially vulnerable clients

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FCA data showed that the number of UK adults considered to be financially vulnerable is 28 million, whilst advisers estimated 11.7 million, creating a vulnerability gap
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FCA data showed that the number of UK adults considered to be financially vulnerable is 28 million, whilst advisers estimated 11.7 million, creating a vulnerability gap

Financial advisers are largely underestimating the number of clients that could qualify as vulnerable under the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) guidelines, recent research from Technical Connection, part of St. James's Place (SJP), has shown.

The survey, conducted by Ad Lucem of 100 financial advisers, found that on average advisers estimate 18% of clients would qualify as vulnerable. However, research from the FCA showed that the nu...

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