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Insurers refuse to confirm charges stance on AMD ban

17 April 2014 1:00 pm

Only Friends Life has confirmed it will reduce all member charges to active rate ahead of active member discount ban.

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Tribunal upholds £80,000 fine against fraudulent broker

17 April 2014 11:05 am

Amir Khan will be fined £80,000 after the Regulatory Decisions Committee had reduced the original £100,000 to £3,300 on grounds of financial hardship.

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Gross lending rockets 37% year-on-year

17 April 2014 10:43 am

Mortgage lending is on the rise, driven by increased economic optimism and Government initiatives

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Where are the opportunities in HY bonds?

17 April 2014 10:28 am

High yield managers are split on whether to stick to the “stable” US market or opt for “wildcard” emerging markets, while some point to sweet spots in European hybrids and B-rated bonds.

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FCA bans two advisers over Sipp suitability failures

17 April 2014 10:21 am

Andrew Rees and Timothy Hughes were partners at 1 Stop Financial Services.

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L&G to pilot pensions guidance with LEBC and TPAS

17 April 2014 9:30 am

Results of guidance pilot will feed into the FCA’s consultation on retirement guidance.

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Brooks Macdonald increases assets by £244m

17 April 2014 8:55 am

Performance added about £30m to the pot, while inflows comprised roughly £215m, the AIM-listed wealth manager says.

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Adviser charged with £600k fraud to fund gambling habit

17 April 2014 8:53 am

Alok Dhanda appeared in court accused of using client money to fund gambling debt.

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European Wealth completes £7m reverse takeover

17 April 2014 8:53 am

EW completes a reverse takeover of Aim-listed advice and wealth management firm European Wealth Management Group

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Phil Young: Crunching the numbers on adviser profits

17 April 2014 3:00 pm

Higher revenues are tied to a percentage of assets charging structure.

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Ian McKenna: Advisers are not immune from the rise of online

17 April 2014 1:00 pm

Advisers need to ensure they are meeting their clients’ demands when it comes to communicating and interacting and increasingly this means using the latest technology.

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Alan Lakey: The fatal flaws of pandering to consumers

17 April 2014 8:00 am

Regulators and politicians trying to play to consumer interests just end up making access to financial services worse

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Sue Lewis on delivering the Budget's retirement advice plan and why the independent and restricted labels are meaningless

17 April 2014

The FCA’s Consumer Panel chair shares her views on how to make the Budget pension reforms work for consumers – and has some strong words for advisers

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