Unbiased to raise client referral charge by 50% from 1 June

Unbiased, the directory and lead generating service used by many Financial Planners and advisers, is to raise its charge for passing on consumer enquiries from 1 June - but has defended the increase as the first in four years.

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Funeral planning near top of over-50s end of life priorities

People over 50 with 12 months left to live would prioritise arranging their funeral and spending time with family and friends while the under-50s would go on a cruise.

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7 in 10 retirees are failing to set up LPA

Seven in 10 people in retirement have so far failed to set up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), according to new research. 

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FCA warns about ‘Treasury’ financial firm

The FCA has issued a warning to investors about a company calling itself ‘Treasury Consulting Group.’

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Bamford: FSCS must shun the ‘casino’ losers

I’ve only been to a casino once in my life. Perhaps fittingly for this story, it was during a business trip to Barcelona with life assurance company NPI, at the very start of my career. I walked into the Casino de Barcelona with a colleague, watched a gentleman lose several thousand pesetas on a spin of the roulette wheel, and promptly walked back out again, feeling a little nauseous at the speed and scale of the loss. James Bond, I’m not.

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Over £27m lost to crypto and forex scams

The FCA and Action Fraud have warned the public over scams carried out via bogus online trading platforms, as it was revealed £27m had been fleeced from investors.

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Foster Denovo buys London & Capital’s UK wealth business

National advice firm Foster Denovo Group has acquired part of London & Capital’s UK Wealth business, it was revealed today.

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FCA launches podcast as Bailey sets out regulatory vision

FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey has revealed his vision for the future of regulation in the first ‘Inside FCA’ podcast.

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Wrap platform Novia Financial boosts profits 70%

Online wrap platform Novia Financial has boosted profits by more than 70%, according to the firm’s latest figures.

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TPR pressures employer to prioritise pension over dividends

Action by The Pensions Regulator resulted in an employer prioritising members of a DB scheme over profits. 

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