Few advisers raising charges despite inflation threat to their business

Research looks at how inflation is affecting advice firms

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A survey of advisers has found inflation is their top business challenge, however, the vast majority are not passing on the costs to clients.

CoreData Research surveyed 266 UK-based financial advisers in August 2022 and found that 31% felt that inflation was the biggest business risk. This was followed by: volatile markets (21%); the Ukraine crisis and geopolitical tensions (16%); and regulation (14%). However, despite this inflationary concerns, advisers have not been passing on the costs to their clients and do not plan to. One in seven advisers say their firm has or plans to increase rates due to inflation. Advisers are concerned that inflation, which has increased the cost-of-living for the UK population, will widen the...

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