2015 Global Survey of Financial Advisers

Financial advisers around the world face a new frontier of challenges, including increased fee pressures, tightening regulations, growing competition from automated advice platforms and continued market volatility. In order to better position themselves for business growth, advisers will need to assume three key roles.

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Home alone

It is estimated that by 2021, over 35% of all households will be people living alone. Single-person households now account for 29% of all homes, up from 18% in 1971, and this trend is expected to continue.But contrary to the stereotype of lonely old spinsters and playboy bachelors, 96% of those polled in a survey […]


Magellan Homeloans opens up distribution to DAs

Adverse credit lender Magellan Homeloans has opened up its product range to directly authorised brokers. Until this week, Magellan had been distributing its products via networks and packagers but it has now opened this to DAs. DAs need to register with Magellan and, like ARs, will have to use one of the packagers on Magellan’s […]


Letters: Ask what your network is doing for you

Many networks live off past glories – ask what yours is doing for you I do not know about the experiences other brokers have had with networks, but I ask the question: do they really care about their members? I think brokers get a rough deal in many cases. In which other industry would a […]


Pepper UK launches 1.99% 2-year tracker

Specialist lender Pepper Homeloans has launched a two-year tracker at 1.99 per cent (Libor plus 1.40 per cent). It is available to 75 per cent LTV, has a £1,495 completion fee and is available on loans up to £1m. Chief executive Richard Klemmer says: “We are delighted to be able to bring new products to […]


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