Financial advice should be grouped by type of service and given price tags to break down the barriers consumers often face when shopping for it, Unbiased chief executive Karen Barrett has suggested.
Consumers are put off seeking regulated advice because they don't know how to judge its quality, research commissioned by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) suggests.
As gross mortgage lending rose 5% to £19bn in October, commentators are suggesting December could also be one of the busiest for brokers for some time.
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Compensation paid out by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to customers of failed advice firms has so far totalled almost £1bn.
I see that some commentators are already ‘calling' the remortgage market for 2015 - and the overriding consensus appears to be it will stay at present levels for some time to come.
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Past and present appointed representatives (ARs) of Sesame have expressed their anger at being told advice previously passed by the network as suitable has now been deemed wrong in a widespread review following a £6m fine from the regulator.
Having launched in 2011, the number of customer reviews of mortgage advisers and IFAs on VouchedFor.co.uk has reached 15,000, across just over 3,000 advisers.
A former Positive Solutions adviser has been ordered to repay £55,000 to the clients she stole from.
Almost half of independent advisory firm business-owners plan to sell up within five years - and 10% next year, research has found.
Well, this is the biggest jigsaw I've ever helped put together.
RICS and Council of Mortgage Lender figures both confirm the housing and mortgage markets have settled into a slower growth pattern as activity in London finally ran out of steam.
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