FCA bans 2 IFA directors over 'fabricated' SIPP submissions

The FCA has today banned indefinitely two directors of an IFA firm for their roles in submitting “false and misleading information” about customers’ high net worth status when making SIPP applications.


Auto-enrolment opt out rate rises to 9%

The percentage of Nest’s 9m pension savers opting out of auto enrolment has increased from 6% to 9% following the second increase in minimum auto enrolment contributions.


Passive funds dominate platform sales in Q4 2019

The latest report from platform and fund research house Fundscape has revealed that passive funds were the clear winners in 2019 fund sales in a tough year for many groups.


Editor’s Comment: Is Vanguard the new investment ‘Aldi’?


I am beginning to wonder if low cost investment dynamo Vanguard is becoming the new Aldi of the investment world and what this means for the sector.

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