Veteran Financial Planner Jon Golding shares some tips about an overlooked opportunity for Financial Planners to do well by doing good. In a highly personal viewpoint, he suggests that an economy is only as strong as the quality of financial literacy and capability (FLC) of its people. 
Next year is set to be exciting but challenging for investors with a UK election, Eurozone troubles and the ending of global QE programmes. James Nadal asks some leading experts for their predictions.
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 15:14

IFP corporate member profile: MetLife

The UK has the opportunity to create a world-leading pensions system with the launch of pensions flexibility from April 2015.
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 15:10

IFP corporate member profile: Oasis Crescent

The UK government has put a number of measures in place to stimulate a more active savings culture amongst the UK public. If the maximum benefit of this savings drive is to be realized, savers will have to fully appreciate the impact that inflation, volatility and asset diversification has upon the overall investment performance that results over time.
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 15:00

Retirement and estate planning workshops coming up

Below is a summary of some key dates for your diary in 2015, including a retirement planning workshop.
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 14:50

The only way was Essex for FCA expert

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Essex branch welcomed Rory Percival from the FCA on the topic of "Regulatory myth busting – What the FCA really mean."
It was aimed at popping a few of those myths that the media and consultants seem eager for us planners and advisers to believe, reports branch chairman Sean Condon CFPCM.
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 14:47

'Financial Planning gap message needs to be heard'

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As part of his speech to conference in October, IFP CEO Steve Gazzard CFPCM talked about his concerns over the Financial Planning Gap that exists in the UK and how IFP is getting on the front foot to fight it, reports IFP communications director Sue Whitbread.
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 14:43

IFP says a very big thank you to five branch chairmen

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IFP branches are the lifeblood of the Financial Planning community. Those individuals who give real commitment via time and efforts to run the branches as volunteer chairmen deserve considerable praise and thanks.
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 14:40

'Taxes aren't quite as certain as death in this world'

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"Nothing can be said to be certain in this world, except death and taxes " - or so goes the saying. Well, it took a different meaning when London branch welcomed Peter Legg of IHT Planning Matters in November, reports Co-chairman Abraham Okusanya CFPCM.
In October, Leeds branch was privileged to be visited by Lifeplanning architect and master George Kinder CFP who was visiting the UK to run courses, reports branch chairman Murray McEwan CFPCM.
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