IFA's Treasury letter urging pensions to fund property purchase
Advice firm Clifton wrote to the Treasury to argue first-time buyers should be allowed to save for a deposit through their pension arrangements then repay the pension, with interest, over the term of the mortgage.14 June 2019, 13:13
Phoenixing: why we're calling for FCA action on liquidators
It is good news that the Financial Conduct Authority will be working closely with the Insolvency service in the fight against phoenixing, but it needs to recognise there are further problems to be addressed
Hague calls for 'aggressive' regulation shake-up after Brexit
Deregulating may be the only way of keeping the British economy attractive to inward investors if Britain exits the European Union without a deal, according to the former foreign secretary.
Letter to the editor: Think twice before deriding Woodford
Keyboard warriors have torn into Neil Woodford on news trading had been suspended on his UK Equity Income Fund. Adviser Simon Lake got in touch to express a more considered, and considerate, point of view
Quilter CEO: the City has not tackled its addiction problem
The City of London has not tackled its problem with addiction, according to Quilter chief executive Paul Feeney.
Talking about mental health is a risk we all have to take
At our South West and South East Retreat events, panelists discussed how to tackle poor mental health in the workplace, and encouraged others to speak up, writes Ollie Smith
Nick Lincoln: capacity for loss 'intellectually bankrupt'
Assessing a client’s capacity for loss may keep the regulator happy but it is 'pointless', says adviser Nick Lincoln. In this opinionated piece, Lincoln explains why he thinks focusing on losses is misguided compared to the real danger of inflation
AFH never buys liabilities, so buy its shares, says broker
Broker Shore Capital says the fact that ‘responsibility for legacy advice remains with the vendor’ is a positive case for investing in consolidator AFH
Why advisers should take due care over suitability
Due diligence is not spelled out in Cobs rules, but it is an FCA requirement and the recent Berkeley Burke case highlights why advisers should always pay attention to client outcomes
Why MPs should receive subsidised financial advice
Giving MPs more benefits might seem outrageous, but it could help make politics more inclusive and bring home the value of financial planning to legislators