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Hilary Banks: Financial services must adapt to better serve female clients

Hilary Banks asks how financial services and products can adapt to attract and better serve more female clients

Anna Sofat: Why women are opting out of corporate culture

Women drop out of corporate culture at an average age of 38, leading to a "talent drain" from companies in the investment industry, Addidi Wealth's Anna Sofat told delegates at the inaugural Women in Investment Festival.

‘Coronavirus fears drive DB transfer value rise in February’

Defined benefit (DB) transfer values rose during February as a result of market turbulence caused by the coronavirus, according to XPS Pensions Group.
Making it work: Getting the most out of pensions freedom

David Simpson: Using technology to fully unlock pensions freedom

Five years on from the introduction of pension freedoms there's still much more the industry can do to fulfil the promises of the legislation and meet the evolving needs of tomorrow's retirees, writes David Simpson

‘Regulatory inhibition’ stifling workplace pension advice

Retirement experts have highlighted a high proportion of investors are making “poor decisions based on poor advice” and a reluctance among firms to provide advice on pensions.

Quilter facing more than 40 British Steel advice complaints

Advice giant Quilter is facing just shy of 50 complaints relating to advice given to British Steelworkers by Lighthouse and an adviser from Quilter Financial Planning.

Bob Champion: Mapping the course to financial wellbeing

Bob Champion shares his views on Maps' strategy for financial wellbeing and encourages the financial services profession to help them chart the course for the following decade

‘FCA’s failure to supervise leading to FSCS levy hikes’ – PIMFA

“Ongoing failure” of the FCA supervisory regime is partly to blame for the colossal increases in the Financial Services and Compensation Scheme (FSCS) levy, an industry body has said.

FoI request: Pension transfer permission withdrawals spike

The number of financial advice firms who have withdrawn their pension transfer permission application has jumped fifteen-fold in one year, an FoI request by Professional Adviser has revealed.

Parliamentary steelworker summit: FCA ‘actively looking’ at adviser PI

The FCA has admitted it is “actively looking at” PII and capital adequacy requirements for advisers but has declined to give any further information.

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