Andy Watts, intermediary director at 1st - Exchange, looks at the part technology is playing for adviser firms wanting to differentiate their business in the run-up to RDR.
You cannot pick up a newspaper at the moment without reading about some form of consolidation, merger or integration in the industry. This trend covers building societies, banks and, in particular, adviser...
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