The year to 2014 saw an increase of 163 in the number of financial advice firms, figures from the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) revealed.
In the third part of his series on adviser business strategies, John Joe McGinley says successful advisers will have a greater focus on segmenting clients.
The role of insurers and financial advisers is ‘critical' to the advice challenge on long-term care (LTC) fees, delegates heard at the 2014 COVER Forum.
Ensuring direct-to-consumer (D2C) platforms do not stray into advice has become an "obsession" that is ultimately stunting innovation, a report has concluded.
Network Sesame has confirmed that it is planning to drop its independence mandate for investment and pension advice and move to a ‘whole of market' restricted proposition in 2014.
The Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) current stance on the definition of independence is at odds with the views of up to half of the IFA community, according to research.