Advisers need to assume three key roles
The Government and the FCA have launched a much-anticipated review of the advice market aimed at improving access to advice. The Financial Advice Market Review will explore what kind of support consumers want access to, whether any advice gaps exist, how they can be closed, and what role technology such as robo-advice could play. There […]
Brokers are beginning to question whether networks are offering value for money, and what they get for giving away slices of their commission. Writing for Mortgage Strategy last week, Lentune Mortgage Consultancy managing director Stuart Gregory questioned whether mortgage networks care about their members. He said: “What other industry would accept another company taking 10 […]
Despite planned changes to landlord tax relief, the demand that made buy-to-let attractive in the first place remains The Chancellor’s announcement in his summer Budget that mortgage interest tax relief is to be dropped has led some to question the attractiveness of investing in buy-to-let. Changes will be phased in over a four-year period from […]
Chris Taylor, Investment Director & Head of Research at Neptune The oil price has more than halved over the past 18 months. Many market participants assume this is a temporary phenomenon. We believe they are wrong. Our analysis of the changes taking place in the real world suggests the oil industry is adapting to life […]
Head of the Portfolio Research and Consulting Group, James Beaumont says his group is dedicated to providing a bespoke service and an analytical review of model portfolios.