Finding capital to fund investment has always been a struggle for small firms but do pensions provide the answer? Mary Stewart, director of Sipp provider Hornbuckle Mitchell, explains why she believes that pensions can be a valuable source of alternative funding for the right firm.
Financial Planner Howard Scott CFPCM has developed his own version of work-life balance over many years. He loves what he does during his working day but explains why time out is just as important.
On the Spot: Rebecca Taylor FIFP CFPCM
The IFP’s Accreditied Financial Planning Firms’ initiative will give planning businesses public verification that they have met the high standards of the IFP. We talked to leading Financial Planner Rebecca Taylor, one of the architects of the accreditation process, about what it will mean for firms.
The death of the personal pension has recently been predicted but Martin Tilley of Sipps specialist Dentons disagrees. He believes that personal pensions have plenty of potential ahead.
The Financial Ombudsman Service adjudicates on thousands of cases each year but to Financial Planner Gregor Jackson CFPCM one recent FOS judgement was far from reasonable or fair, in his view.