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FCA blasts robos over suitability failings

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has blasted automated advice and online discretionary investment management (ODIM) services over suitability failings.

Adviser profile: Catherine Morgan and John Ward of Essendon Financial Planning

A chance meeting between Catherine Morgan and John Ward led to the pair setting up Essendon Financial Planning as an independent firm.

SJP trainee banned for lying about qualifications

A former St James's Place (SJP) trainee adviser has been banned and fined by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for lying about qualifications and forging documents.

Nucleus sounds out adviser shareholders on AIM float

Nucleus has written to advisers asking them about the possibility of floating the business on the AIM market.

PPI claims firms are offering DB transfers through cold calls warns TPAS

PPI mis-selling claims may be coming to an end but the people behind the claims firms encouraging people to make claims may be heading a new field – pension scams.

Brewin Dolphin acquires Dundee advice firm

Brewin Dolphin has completed the acquisition of financial planning and investment assets of Dundee-based Clark Thomson MortgageFinders for an undisclosed sum.

Ex-FCA advice chief takes second job since exit from regulator

Former Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) director of life insurance and financial advice, Linda Woodall, has joined the regulatory specialist panel at compliance giant Huntswood.

Rathbones told to compensate retired-IFA for investment breach

Rathbones has been told to compensate husband and wife clients after breaking investment restrictions on one of their portfolios.

DB transfers double to £21bn as more advice firms enter market

Defined benefit (DB) pension transfers volumes doubled last year to over £20 billion as the number of IFA firms active in the market has continued to increase.

Four charts that highlight the LTA planning problem

Advisers who play it safe could miss planning opportunities, but those who don't could face disgruntled clients in future.

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In our brand new series, eight CEOs discuss how the industry could do a better job for female fund managers.

29 Comments Play Higher FSCS bills are the price of pension freedoms says Kinnock

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Advisers largely supported the pension freedoms and must now pay the price for defined benefit (DB) transfer mis-selling, according to Labour MP Stephen Kinnock.

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6 Comments Adviser profile: Catherine Morgan and John Ward of Essendon Financial Planning

Adviser profile: Catherine Morgan and John Ward of Essendon Financial Planning

A chance meeting between Catherine Morgan and John Ward led to the pair setting up Essendon Financial Planning as an independent firm.