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  • Variance in how HMRC deals with pensions and ISA errors 

    18 June 2018

    Gareth James, head of technical resources at AJ Bell, looks at the different handling of errors made under pensions and ISA wrappers under HMRC rules. Errors occur when dealing with payments to and from financial products like pensions and ISAs. Many readers will have seen warnings in ISA literature cautioning investors who are transferring...

  • Pension Dashboard solution scale tested to serve 15 million users

    12 June 2018

    Origo has successfully scale tested its pension dashboard solution to handle anticipated usage by 15 million consumers when launched. The solution provides an underlying engine that enables consumer requests to be sent to pension providers and for pension details to be returned to the consumer-facing dashboard. It also includes advanced features such as Delegated Authority (access)...

  • Preparing for regulatory change

    11 June 2018

    How can financial adviser firms prepare themselves for new regulatory changes? The way firms responded to GDPR can provide insight, says Brooks Macdonald’s Andrew Denham-Davis Why are major new regulatory systems for financial advisers like buses? It isn’t just that they are big and sometimes cumbersome, but also because they all seem to turn...

  • June Issue OUT NOW

    3 June 2018

    For this issue’s Paraplanner Profile editor Rob Kingsbury talked to Sarika Dhanjal, Paraplanning Team Manager at Tenet, about her role, how the team operates and the business’ new outsourced service. Click here to access. See the accompanying video too, where Sarika discusses how her role differs from the norm, in that although she is...

  • Insistent clients – why we don’t agree with PFS view

    30 May 2018

    ATEB’s Steve Bailey explains where the firm does not agree with the PFS guide in respect of insistent clients. The PFS recently updated its Good Practice Guide on Defined Benefit Pension Transfers. It is very straightforward and the good practice guidance it gives is pretty much a reiteration of the FCA views on the various...

  • FCA finds suitability failures in automated advice services

    29 May 2018

    Automated advice firms are falling short on suitability and service, a review by the FCA has found.  The regulator looked at seven firms offering automated discretionary investment management services and three firms providing investment advice exclusively through automated channels. The findings showed that service and fee-related disclosures at most online discretionary investment management firms...

  • GDPR sparks 33% increase in advisers registering for secure email

    7 May 2018

    Growing data security awareness in the lead up to GDPR has seen advisers and their staff signing up to Origo’s Unipass Securemail service rise to 2,000 new registrations per month in March and April, a 33% rise on the normal number of sign-ups, the Fintech said.  Origo said the encrypted email service is provided free to...

  • TDQ: Test Your Knowledge (May 2018 issue)

    26 April 2018

    Professional Paraplanner has teamed up with key training and exam support providers to help you in your training, development and qualifications. Here are the answers to this month’s TDQ: Test Your Knowledge questions, published in the May 2018 issue of Professional Paraplanner.   B CII R01 Study Text Chapter 5:2 A CII R02 Study...