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  • Standard Life launches cashflow modelling tool

    7 December 2017

    Standard Life has launched a cashflow modelling tool for users of its Wrap. The tool will enable paraplanners and advisers to illustrate real time and future financial events to support the advice process pre and post retirement. The tool is a collaboration between Standard Life Wrap and Focus Solutions, and is described as “data-light”,...


    29 November 2017

    Welcome to the December 2017 issue of Professional Paraplanner – our final issue of the year. We have a cracker of an issue for you. CLICK HERE to read the digital version. Within its pages are: Paraplanner profile Rob Kingsbury talked to Kirsty Stone, CISI Paraplanner of the Year 2017, about being a Law...

  • Zurich links platform to Dynamic Planner’s AccessAdvice

    21 November 2017

    Platform provider Zurich has teamed up with Dynamic Planner to offer advisers access to its advice product AccessAdvice.  The partnership will enable advisers to deliver personalised, regulated and online advice to clients looking for an alternative way to buy their ISA. Alistair Wilson, Zurich’s head of retail platform strategy (pictured), said adding AccessAdvice to...

  • iPipeline’s SolutionBuilder integrated with Time4Advice’s Curo

    16 November 2017

    iPipeline has integrated its client-centric portal SolutionBuilder with Time4Advice’s client management system Curo, focused on helping advisers build their protection business. The integration will allow advisers to research and compare both single and multi-benefit protection products on one screen. Paul Yates, product strategy director at iPipeline (pictured), said the partnership demonstrated the role technology...

  • Criterion and TeX to collaborate on improving transfers and re-reg processes

    15 November 2017

    Criterion and TeX look set to collaborate in supporting the Transfer and and Re-registration Industry Group (TRIG) in overhauling the transfer and re-registration processes, across long-term savings and investments. Criterion is the independent, not-for-profit industry body for Standards and Governance working in the UK’s long-term savings, investment, pensions and protection markets, agreeing sustainable Standards...

  • Platform looks to ‘disrupt’ market with low cost route for adviser firms to mass affluent

    7 November 2017

    Embark Group has launched a new lost-cost open architecture platform, designed to help close the advice gap. Embark said the platform would “materially disrupt the current platform market”, delivering a cost-effective service to mass affluent consumers with between £25,000 and £150,000 to invest. Users of the platform will have access to over 4,000 mutual...

  • Fraud victims too embarrassed to report incidents

    2 November 2017

    Barclays is encouraging victims of fraud to report the incident, as new research reveals more than one in four fraud victims were too ashamed to tell their partner, and victims are often targeted more than once. Barclays has launched the Embarrassing Fraud Clinic, designed to reduce the stigma surrounding fraud and encourage people to...

  • Rory Percival publishes guide to risk profiling tools

    13 September 2017

    Rory Percival has published his much awaited report on the capabilities of the major risk profiling tools in the market and raised concerns around the tools’ limitations and “significant differences” in mapping asset allocation. Rory Percival has published his new report – An ex-regulator’s guide to risk proofing tools – as an independent follow up to the concerns raised by the...