Confidence boost »
More and more members are demonstrating pride in their
profession by backing the PFS's Consumer Confidence Campaign. Keith
Richards explains ...
Autumn statement 2013 »
There were a few surprises among the array of consulted and
well-trailed announcements in the Chancellor's speech:
Online trusts and other matters »
Last month we looked at some aspects of business owners and
As promised, this month we look at non-standard business
protection situations and also at setting up trusts online.
Loving and hating Europe »
Europe - love it or hate it, here in theUK, we can't escape it.
In the past, we've invaded Europe, defended Europe from invasion,
been invaded by Europeans, been invading with Europeans, stopped
Europeans invading one another, helped Europeans invade one
another...The continent is constantly lurking in our peripheral
vision, sitting there just across a narrow strip of sea: our
largest trading partner, and source of most contention; our holiday
destination and site of our bloodiest battlefields; our closest
ally and age-old enemy.
My PFS - Technical news - 03/12/2013 »
PFS news update from 13 November 2013 - 26 November 2013
Ethical culture: securing an ethical culture in a regulated environment »
With the culture of financial services organisations being a key
focus of public and regulatory concerns, our ethical guidance
series is intended to provide a helping hand to individuals and
firms across insurance and financial services. Ethical culture:
securing an ethical culture in a regulated environment, which
is the third paper in the series, considers how financial services
regulation impacts on the development of an ethical culture.
Investing for children - part three »
In Part 1 of this series of articles, I considered the need for
making financial provision for children and why it is particularly
important now. In Part 2, I looked at those investments that
can be held in a child's name.
My PFS - Technical news - 19/11/2013 »
PFS news update from 30 October 2013 - 12 October 2013
Public perception and the professions – from deference to partnership? »
In this latest Thinkpiece, Sue Carrette considers the nature of
the changes that have affected our relationships with the
professions, both long- and short-term, changing public
perceptions, and the extent to which these changes have
implications for the future development of the relationship between
professionals and their clients.
CII public affairs update November 2013 edition »
The CII's Public Affairs Updates contain news from Westminster
and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator.