Financial advisers will lose out on an estimated £80m worth of commission when the government outlaws contracting out of the state pension into private vehicles in April, Standard Life has said.
FundsNetwork has urged the regulator to change tack and include platform re-registration under adviser charging principles as part of a wide-ranging critique of the regulator's legacy asset paper.
Advisers have given a cautious welcome to a new tool claiming to reveal and compare the amount of commission consumers are currently paying through their investments.
FSA rules around legacy assets are "unclear" and "incomplete" and could result in less transparency for consumers, according to the Investment Management Association (IMA).
Platform FundsNetwork is developing functionality to allow advisers to declare whether or not their post-RDR activities constitute "advice" in a bid to clear up ambiguities surrounding legacy commission.
IFAs around the country are charging vastly different fees for the same work and should be forced to publish transparent fee menus, Which? has said.
With less than a year to go until it is banned outright, almost a fifth of advisory firms remain entirely reliant on commission, research suggests.
Five major providers have joined forces to agree a "shared" approach to facilitating adviser and consultancy charging.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has suggested European proposals on banning commission for financial advisers may yet have an impact on RDR.
Wealth manager Torquil Clark is offering to provide execution-only services to IFAs' clients on a white-label basis.
Advisers have reported newspaper adverts for Ivan Massow's commission rebate business as misleading to the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
Advisers have just under 500 days before the retail distribution review (RDR) bans them from receiving new commissions from providers, but the debate over the ethics of commission rages on.
BBC journalist Paul Lewis and IFA Neil Liversidge have been having an interesting conversation about trail commission over the last few days...
The definition of the word ‘secret' has been at the heart of a heated, but well-mannered, exchange between the BBC's Paul Lewis and Yorkshire-based IFA Neil Liversidge this week. The topic: Trail commission.
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Industry reaction to ex-IFA Ivan Massow's latest venture, which aims to divert 'unfair' ongoing commission payments from advisers to consumers, veers from disdain to disbelief.
Ivan Massow, the entrepreneur who once ran the UK's 10th largest advice firm, is mounting a direct challenge to IFAs with a new online service to help consumers slash ongoing commission they pay for advice they no longer receive.
Consumers searching online for a fee-charging adviser may miss out as just 2.3% of IFAs advertise themselves as fee-based on their own websites, according to research.
Laura Miller asks who should benefit when commission is replaced by fees?
Advisers say the FSA is letting firms down by failing to rubber-stamp key rules, preventing them from planning into next year and beyond.
The pensions advice community has rejected calls for the outright banning of some trail commission payments.
Personal pension 'churning' for higher commissions is still occurring among IFAs, according to a report published today which has been discredited by the trade body representing independent practitioners.
Comparison site MoneySupermarket.com has been warned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) not to exaggerate claims on its site about chances of users being approved for loans.
Merchant House Group today revealed it made a £1.69m pre-tax profit in the year to December 2010.