Leading Planner calls for reform of FSCS with risk-based levy

A leading Financial Planner has spoken out about the growing compensation bill for failed adviser firms which use ‘phoenixing’ (a new company name) to relaunch themselves.

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Watts: Stop failed advisers just walking away

I make no apologies for the fact that ‘phoenixing’ seems to be a regular topic in the industry press – a quick search of the internet brought up no end of articles on the subject, going back over a number of years.

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Nicola Watts: Why we are rethinking our fees and charges

Speaking with Financial Planning Today editor Kevin O’Donnell regarding the potential content for this column, things going on in my own business are always “hot topics” and fees and charges are one current issue.

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Nicola Watts: Why FCA's new DB transfer advice is refreshing

There has been a lot of coverage in the financial media lately about the FCA’s plans for changes on Defined Benefit (DB) transfer advice.

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