Lester Petch: Wake up IFAs – hybrid robos are on the march

Robo-advisers are encroaching on IFAs more than ever before. How? By complementing their algorithms with human advisers. 

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Warren Shute: How Planners can communicate better

After celebrating 23 years in Financial Planning this year, I realise there are some clients who you just get along with, you hit it off on day one and as far as you’re concerned, life is good. However, I am sure there are others who you struggle to really get to know? You just don’t have that same connection with! You could be speaking in different languages. Maybe you are?


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Guest Column: Is it time to consider Centralised Retirement Propositions?

At first glance, how the Financial Conduct Authority intends to improve retirement outcomes for non-advised consumers may appear of little relevance to advisers. 

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Keith Churchouse: "Is our world better 5 years after RDR?"

It is easy to forget that it has been over five years since the implementation of the then FSA’s Retail Distribution Review, or RDR for short, and indeed since their replacement by the now FCA’s regime in April 2013. So, is our world better five years on? I think the answer is very much a ‘yes’.

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