Vital as it is to demonstrate compliance with the regulations on protecting vulnerable clients, writes Gary Kershaw, the FCA's guidelines really only formalise the warning signs advisers should be adept at reading.
Seeing all the stories about Prince George starting school set me thinking about longevity and business succession issues for financial advisers.
On my first day in financial services in 1970, I was taught about the vital importance of the Life Assurance Act of 1774, which introduced insurable interest.
Keeley Paddon outlines the practicalities advisers need to consider in the wake of the changes to the tax treatment of QROPS transfers outlined in last month's Spring Budget
I am sure Star Trek would have flopped had it just been a bunch of robots exploring the galaxies; it needed great characters to bring it alive for its followers.
Going head-to-head with one’s editor – in my case the knowledgeable and dynamic Emma Ann Hughes – is always somewhat high risk. However, on this occasion, it is a risk I have to take.
For far too long, says Keeley Paddon, cold-callers and pension scams have been a blight on the pensions sector and it is good to see the authorities finally appear to be grasping the nettle