Ensuring direct-to-consumer (D2C) platforms do not stray into advice has become an "obsession" that is ultimately stunting innovation, a report has concluded.
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.