Advisers face fee pressure with Mifid & markets 'double whammy'
IFAs’ charges and their model portfolios are about to come under intense scrutiny thanks to the ‘double whammy’ of new Mifid II disclosure requirements and stock market gloomBy Jack Gilbert - 15 January 2019, 15:05
Must watch: Tim Shipman's take on our big bowl of Brexit tweets
At our annual conference last week, Ollie Smith was joined by Sunday Times political editor Tim Shipman to rifle through a big bowl of Brexit tweets.
Interview: Morgan says parliament won't allow 'no deal'
Today MPs will hold a 'meaningful vote' on Theresa May's withdrawal agreement. Remember our interview with Treasury select committee chair Nicky Morgan from last year? Here are her views on a 'no deal' scenario
Brett Davidson: RDR was just a starting point
Five years on from the implementation of the retail distribution review (RDR), has it changed things for the better?
FCA needs innovation to tackle 'complacent' advice models
Ahead of the RDR review, it is a good time to take stock of the current state of the UK financial advice market.
Radical advice reforms proposed as FCA's RDR review looms
Ahead of the upcoming RDR review, Jack Gilbert explores the improvements that have come about as a result of the reforms and a radical suggestion to close the advice gap.
Learning lessons from Australia’s advice misconduct commission
Most middle-aged advisers would rather exit the profession than meet new minimum qualification standards. But those who remain want to reshape financial advice Down Under
MPs launch contingent charging DB transfer inquiry
MPs on the Work and Pensions Select Committee have opened a new inquiry to look solely at contingent charging on defined benefit (DB) transfers.
5,000 DB transfers done by IFAs which later lost their permissions
Almost 5,000 defined benefit (DB) transfers were completed by advice firms which later gave up their permissions or had them removed by the FCA.
FCA halts trading by mini bond firm offering 'secure' 8% yield
Mini bond issuer London Capital & Finance has had its assets frozen and told to cease all regulated activity by the Financial Conduct Authorit