The content of a compliant report is outlined by a firm’s compliance officer. As a good paraplanner you should try to push against things that would be better placed in the file than the report, says Damian Davies of The Timebank.
The argument that you had to buy an annuity and there was no return from it was never quite true, but people won’t be buying Lamborghinis either.
There is nothing wrong with encouraging staff to be more profitable but firms must monitor self-employed advisers to satisfy the FCA that no mis-sales are taking place, writes Rebecca Prestage of The Consulting Consortium.
Why are people these days scared to admit to being ‘just’ an adviser? And why do planners say people who don’t plan just flog products?
Sarah Pitard visits Cardiff to meet adviser James Parsons of Whitchurch IFA, who is fired up with ambitions to take on three more advisers and build up client numbers and assets.
Paul Feeney, chief executive of Old Mutual Wealth, believes the government's pension reforms will push more people to seek financial advice.
Outsourced paraplanner Paul Thring favours Defaqto above all other technology.
People already leave annuity decisions to the last minute. If they were given another 12 months, what is to say they won’t make the same mistakes again?
Douglas Brown visits the Scottish capital to talk to Bill Smith of Scotia Wealth Management who is fine-tuning services continually rather than redrawing the map.
Sylvia Bentham has taken firm hold of the reins by training her team at 1st Chartered so she can concentrate on growing the business and is already enjoying a boost in profitability.
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