Scottish advisers are overwhelmingly against an independent Scotland, according to figures from a Personal Finance Society (PFS) poll.
Advisory and wrap business Raymond James Investment Services has consolidated its return to profit, generating almost £235,000 in 2013.
Product provider Aegon has distanced itself from a view attributed to its head of marketing that advisers have been "disintermediated" and that its future lies in direct relationships with consumers.
A financial adviser has been jailed for five years for stealing a total of £85,000 from his victims in a theft campaign targeting the elderly and the recently bereaved.
UK IFAs are among hundreds of creditors facing severe losses in a £60m investment scheme marketed as low risk but "tainted with illegality", according to the firm's liquidators.
An IFA has left network Intrinsic after he felt he was being nudged towards adopting a restricted proposition following its takeover by Old Mutual.
Skipton Building Society is to sell its advice arm Torquil Clark to national wealth manager Bellpenny for an undisclosed sum.
The first significant lawsuit from the Keydata scandal has been issued against US-based brokerage CRT Capital, according to the Financial Times.
Wonga, the UK's largest payday lender, has been forced to repay £2.6m to customers by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) after the regulator found it sent fake legal letters to borrowers.
Wealth manager Towry has agreed a £70m refinancing deal which will reduce its cost of capital and give it cash for acquisitions.
Towry's chief executive Andrew Fisher is to leave the firm, with former Prudential UK chief Rob Devey to take over the role.
Financial advisory businesses will contribute £68m to the Financial Conduct Authority's funding requirement for 2014-2015, a near-19% reduction on last year following a re-working of the regulator's fee blocks.
Ensuring direct-to-consumer (D2C) platforms do not stray into advice has become an "obsession" that is ultimately stunting innovation, a report has concluded.
UK platform Skandia has reported profits of £13m in 2013, up from £2m in 2012, after net inflows of over £2bn last year.
A private equity firm has bought a majority stake in national financial advisory business Succession.
Bristol based discretionary investment firm, R C Brown Investment Management (RCBIM) has recruited the team that managed the ‘Signature' investment proposition for Rowan Dartington.
Network Pi Financial has lost another case at the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), this time over advice one of its appointed representatives gave to a World War II veteran to invest £90,000 in an unregulated collective investment scheme (UCIS).
Former Charlton Athletic FC footballer Richard Rufus, who later began a career as a 'financial consultant', has been declared bankrupt.
A couple is pursuing national IFA firms Positive Solutions and 2plan Wealth Management for what they claim was negligent advice to invest in high risk unregulated investments - including using money they had received from a critical illness (CI) payout....
IFA Willow Financial has been forced into administration over £1.5m in liabilities relating to its Arch cru advice - but has been bought back by some of its former partners at a knock-down price, and they won't be footing the bill for claims.
More than half of advisers (53%) have found the transition to the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) either smooth or very smooth, according to research published today.
RSM Tenon has appointed administrators and has suspended its shares following an announcement this morning a proposed takeover deal by Baker Tilly has fallen through.
Advisory and accountancy group RSM Tenon has conceded that, should an offer for the business be forthcoming from Baker Tilly, its high debts mean "minimal value, if any" will be attributed to its issued share capital.
Adviser support group Tenet's petition asking the government for a long-stop for financial advice complaints has reached 2,098 signatures in only ten days.