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Workers weigh pension opt-out as contributions set to rise
Around 12% of workers are thinking of opting out of their workplace pension when minimum contributions rise next April, according to Aviva. However, the majority look set to stay put.
Autumn Budget: Pension freedom tax take £500m below expectation
The taxman took £500 million less from pension freedom withdrawals than had been expected, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has revealed.
Editor's comment: we need collective effort to support women in advice
New Model Adviser® editor Will Robins argues there needs to be a collective effort from everyone involved in advice to recruit more women and support their promotion.
Editor's comment: I'm struggling to keep up with Next Gen IFAs
Thank you everyone who put themselves forward for this year’s Top 35 Next Generation Advisers. Entrants came packing serious qualifications, and to be honest we were surprised by just how high the standard was.
May expected to increase £20bn Brexit payment to EU
Britain will increase its financial offer to the EU if ministers give the go-ahead today, in a bid to get Brexit negotiations moving, according to reports.
More false qualification claims on adviser directories revealed
Advisers have been listing incorrect details about their qualifications on major directories such as Unbiased, VochedFor and the Money Advice Service adviser finder, an investigation by consumer body Which? has found.
Mike Morrison: advisers will miss his wit and wisdom
Will Robins leads the tributes to ‘fantastically witty’ pensions industry veteran Mike Morrison, who sadly passed away last week at the age of 55.
Consolidator snaps up Colchester IFA for £2m
Consolidator AFH has acquired Colchester-based advice firm Britton Financial for £2 million.
Embattled Sipp firm suspended from AIM, but announces Qrops deal
STM Group has also this morning been suspended from AIM, the same day as it announced a deal to buy a book of Qrops business.
Editor's comment: Are clients getting the best DFM deal?
Could you have done better with a different DFM? As IFAs demand greater transparency, the aim must be to get clients the best deal.
Mark Barnett exclusive part 2: why I'm not buying Lloyds
In the second part of our exclusive video interview, Barnett explains why he has no intention of buying Lloyds, and where he sees the greatest income opportunities.
Mark Barnett goes back to basics after 'frustrating' run
Invesco Perpetual Income and High Income manager says he has re-examined some of his major holdings after heavy share price falls.
Adviser Profile: Warren Shute of Lexington Wealth Management
Warren Shute is committed to providing clients with a financial education at Lexington Wealth Management. The author, master’s student and master practitioner in neurolinguistics is also on a mission to be the best he can be