IFAs say FCA looking in wrong place with platform inducement clampdown
IFAs and providers alike have been left scratching their heads at the regulator’s platform report, published last week. Its approach has been branded out of date, wrongly targeted and its conclusions simply ‘unjust’.
Just to offer retirement advice for IFAs’ less profitable clients
Just Group has launched an outsourced advice offering for IFAs looking to service less profitable clients.
What’s the diagnosis? Chase de Vere launches online guidance hub for doctors
National advice firm Chase de Vere has launched a service focusing on providing advice to medical professionals.
Ryanair knocks airline stocks as trade fears dog FTSE
Fears over global trade tensions sends FTSE lower, with airline stocks the biggest fallers on Ryanair woes.
FCA accused of 'defensiveness' and 'lack of empathy'
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been accused by the complaints commissioner of 'defensiveness' and a 'lack of empathy' when considering complex claims.
Sanlam signs up first firm to SJP challenger model
Sanlam has added its first advice firm to the partnership model it launched last year in order to compete with the likes of St James's Place and Standard Life.
Swiss private bank Julius Baer eyes planning push in UK
Julius Baer is set to launch its vertically integrated proposition into the UK market in the second half of this year.
Monday Papers: Brussels rejects UK’s financial services Brexit plan
And companies are at war over contract for Tube trains as Bombardier and Hitachi go to High Court against Siemens.
Asia stocks inch lower on Trump remarks
In Japan, major exporters fell after the US dollar extended its losses against the Japanese currency.
Sunday Papers: Airbus boss eyes BAE fighter merger
And health issue sees Fiat Chrysler chief Marchionne replaced by Jeep boss.
Quoted on camera: what seven investment bosses revealed to us
The heads of providers, platforms and asset management firms have been in our studio this year. Ollie Smith finds out what they said about the hottest issues
Standard Life chief: how we've avoided platform tech problems
In this exclusive interview, Citywire chairman Lawrence Lever quizzes Standard Life Aberdeen's chief executive Keith Skeoch about the running of its platforms and whether it can avoid the technology troubles that have beset its rivals.
Adviser profile: Simon Bullock of Mulberry Bow
A tie-in with an accountancy firm allowed Simon Bullock to quit wealth management and find a financial planning fit with Mulberry Bow.