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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.

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.

FTSE hits fresh all-time high as trade war put 'on hold'

US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin says trade war with China has been placed 'on hold', sparking FTSE 100 rally to fresh all-time high.

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.

Legal eagle AFH in £530k swoop on law firm's advice arm

Consolidator AFH has bought the advice arm of a legal firm for £530,000.

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.

Monday Papers: Britain may partner Australia for Galileo rival

And America and China carve out deal for more US goods to be purchased de-escalating trade war threat.

Asia stocks buoyant on US-China trade developments

Japanese stocks inched higher, with gains for every market segment except financials.

Sunday Papers: M&S to shut more stores

And BT is considering £1.5 billion mast sale to fund broadband upgrades.

Saturday Papers: Blackstone sells out of Hilton Worldwide

And competition watchdog begins investigation of Sainsbury's £15 billion merger with rival Asda.

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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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