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    1. November 11, 2014

      Consumers warned to check advice costs

      The hourly rates charged by UK financial advisers have fallen over the past year to an average of £150, but critics of the...

    2. November 7, 2014

      Advisers urged to come clean over all provider payments

      Financial product providers are reviewing their arrangements with advisers after leading advice network Sesame was fined...

    1. October 31, 2014

      How to choose a financial adviser

      It is just under two years since financial advice ceased to be “free”. During that period, public confusion about advice...

    2. October 10, 2014

      Old Mutual cuts prices

      Old Mutual Wealth said it would remove some of the charges on its investment platform, which used to be branded Skandia and...

    3. September 26, 2014

      Sipp and Isa transfers still ‘taking months’

      Investors switching fund platforms to take advantage of lower fees are still being forced to wait up to five months for the...

    4. September 5, 2014

      Hargreaves plans launches

      Fund supermarket Hargreaves Lansdown said it plans to introduce more services for pension savers and those wanting financial...

    5. August 14, 2014

      Hargreaves tweaks charges after price overhaul

      Hargreaves Lansdown, the UK’s largest fund supermarket, has altered fees on a range of services only months after...

    6. August 1, 2014

      Funds in flux: are investors getting a better deal?

      When Edward Bonham Carter first joined the City of London in 1982, starched collars, expensive silk ties and lace-up leather...

    7. June 20, 2014

      Middle classes squeezed out of advice

      The squeezed middle. The cost-of-living crisis. The cling-ons. Whatever term one chooses to apply, life is increasingly...

    8. June 20, 2014

      Better wealth management and performance comes at a price

      This year’s survey reveals a very different wealth management industry to last year’s. Many changes, be they led by...

    9. May 29, 2014

      Simplified advice won’t become mis-selling, vows regulator

      The head of the City regulator has warned financial services firms that his organisation will not allow simplified advice...

    10. May 20, 2014

      Confusion mounts over new fund classes

      Fund supermarkets offering “clean” low-cost share classes are facing a backlash as some investors are left in more expensive...

    11. March 28, 2014

      A year of regulating more effectively

      It’s been a year since the much-derided Financial Services Authority morphed into the Financial Conduct Authority, with a...

    12. March 27, 2014

      Investment trust charges under spotlight

      Investment trusts, long considered the preserve of hobbyist investors, are rising in popularity – but experts believe their...

    13. February 21, 2014

      Axa cuts platform costs

      Axa Self Investor said this week it would cut the platform fee for its stocks and shares Isa from 0.50 per cent to 0.35 per...

    14. December 1, 2013

      Transparency of Retail Distribution Review obscures fees

      After attending 16 press conferences, reading 105 press releases and having arguments with 10 different colleagues on the...

    15. November 24, 2013

      British investors choose the DIY option

      Britain is increasingly becoming a nation of do-it-yourself investors, with assets managed by execution-only stockbrokers...

    16. November 18, 2013

      Nutmeg aims to spice up wealth management brew

      Perched with his feet up on a sofa, Nick Hungerford is explaining how he wants his new online operation Nutmeg to shake up...

    17. November 14, 2013

      Charles Stanley to buy investment manager Evercore Pan-Asset

      Charles Stanley is to buy Evercore Pan-Asset, the investment manager specialising in low-cost index tracker funds,...

    18. October 15, 2013

      Retail investors boost Hargreaves Lansdown

      Hargreaves Lansdown received a 130 per cent boost in net new inflows in the last quarter, as more Britons turned to DIY...

    19. September 25, 2013

      Lighthouse blames regulations for ‘advice gap’ in UK

      Costs associated with new regulation have dragged down revenue at Lighthouse Group, the independent financial adviser, in a...

    20. September 24, 2013

      Close Brothers sees profits climb by 24%

      Close Brothers has said increasing competition among alternative lenders to small businesses will mean slower growth in its...

    21. September 11, 2013

      Brooks Macdonald predicts wealth management consolidation

      Brooks Macdonald has said regulatory costs in the wealth management sector have peaked, but that further consolidation will...

    22. August 16, 2013

      Adviser numbers rise following RDR

      The number of financial advisers has increased by 6 per cent since a ban on commission for selling investment products was...

    23. August 9, 2013

      Investment cost concerns are more than media angst

      There is an argument that the long-running debate over investment costs – and particularly fund management costs – is just...

    24. July 8, 2013

      Perspective Financial Group sets sights on August listing on Aim

      Disruption in the UK’s financial adviser sector from new regulation has helped pave the way for Perspective Financial Group...

    25. June 14, 2013

      RDR – more of a whimper than a bang

      As the deadline for the retail distribution review (RDR) loomed at the end of last year there were plenty of gloomy industry...

    26. June 14, 2013

      Wealth managers have fewer clients, but more assets

      While the wealth management industry may have arrived safely in the post-retail distribution review (RDR) world, the journey...

    27. May 14, 2013

      Rathbone funds under management hit £20bn

      Rathbone Brothers has grown its funds under management to a record £20bn ($30bn) thanks to the recovery in equity markets...

    28. April 21, 2013

      Performance fees discourage investors

      A snatch of accidentally overheard conversation following a recent educational seminar for financial advisers has convinced...

    29. April 17, 2013

      DIY investors boost Hargreaves Lansdown

      The rise of do-it-yourself investing has helped boost Hargreaves Lansdown’s assets under administration to record levels, as...

    30. October 5, 2012

      Transparency means seeing the wood and trees

      It’s with some trepidation that I approach the subject of fund fees this week. My predecessor as Money editor wrote...

    31. September 5, 2012

      Lloyds at centre of FSA commission probe

      Lloyds Banking Group is being investigated by regulators for failing to have adequate controls over the payment of...

    32. June 15, 2012

      Savers face advice confusion

      Clients of some of the largest wealth management firms in the UK are left in the dark about the type of advice they will be...

    33. June 10, 2012

      Well prepared for UK’s downward squeeze on fees

      The drive by the UK regulator to outlaw commission payments to independent financial advisers presents a “tremendous...

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