Barclays' plans to launch a low-cost investment platform - Barclays Direct Investing - unveiled last week are likely to herald the launch of similar services from rival providers in the near future, with widespread repercussions for the investment industry.
In an attempt to bridge the advice gap created after the introduction of the Retail Distribution Review at the end of 2012, Barclays is to combine its banking and investment management divisions into a...
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