Consumers will be confused and alienated from financial advice due to the multiple distribution streams proposed in the RDR, experts say.
As our industry recognises that distribution is a vital factor in its success or failure, the need is even greater to develop the next generation of trusted professional advisers if the sector is to meet even a proportion of its market potential.
Standard Life will cut jobs in its distribution department as part of a strategic review of its business.
Aegon UK has appointed former head of HBOS's corporate division, Adrian Grace, as group development director.
John Charcol has signed a sole-tie distribution agreement with Legal & General to provide mortgage payment protection insurance (MPPI) and other protection products.
Bridgewater Equity Release has appointed a new team, with the sole focus on assisting the intermediary distribution channel.
Brokers believe relations between themselves and mortgage lenders will become increasingly frayed in the coming months and years, according to Leadbay.
Capita has begun the New Year by launching a new integrated distribution business, Capita Wealth and Distribution Services (CWADS).
Life and Pensions provider Friends Provident has promoted Mark Cracknell director of development of UK distribution.
F&C Investments has signed a distribution partnership deal with IFA firm Thinc Group.
Charlie McCreevy, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, has defended the EU's proposals for retail financial services as an attempt to create a 'level playing field'.
Aegon is continuing to expand its distribution arrangements following a deal adding the provider to the select choice panel offered by Barclays Financial Planning.
Aegon has announced a new distribution deal with Dunfermline Building Society for its life assurance and protection products.
Money Portal is offering its member firms an added incentive to adopt the principles of TCF by promising to give them a better valuation when and if they are sold.
Resolution Asset Management has appointed a new head of its third-party sales division which includes intermediaries.
Stockmarket investors may reconsider financial intermediary firms as valuable investment propositions within a few years, according to KPMG.
Tomorrow is a major turning point in Standard Life‘s history.
IFAs come last in a list of possible partners or alliances required to boost sales growth in a question put to senior executives of Top-10 UK banks as part of consultant Accenture's latest global banking research.
Tenet Group has today confirmed Standard Life is its newest shareholder in the IFA network group while its existing shareholders have also increased their positions.
Robert Talbut, newly installed chief investment officer at Royal London Asset Management, has outlined his immediate goals and views on the market.
Ned Cazalet's top ranked with-profits provider Wesleyan is set to do business with select intermediaries following a review of outcomes from depolarisation.
Commercial property investment is the key to a successful balanced distribution fund, according to Norwich Union.
The Treasury Select Committee's report into the long-term savings so far to suggest the very existence of IFAs may hinder rather than help improve consumer confidence in long-term products.
Seven out of ten product providers say they are unlikely to produce a Sandler suite of ‘lighter touch regulation' products because the margins are simply too tight, suggests research.