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Peter Chadborn a partner at CBK (Colchester) asks what life will be like post-RDR…

by Peter Chadborn 04/05/10 Category: Comment


The corridors of power across the protection world are awash with speculation on how distribution will evolve pre and post RDR. One of the biggest concerns is that many IFAs writing protection business will turn their back on this sector in their stampede to become wealth managers. Ironically, the FSA were once concerned there would be a shift in the other direction due to advisers addiction to commission. The former is quite likely, the latter is not. However, I do not think the RDR can be singled out as the catalyst for this potential desertion. There are of course many…
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Peter Le Beau considers life in the wireless world…

by Peter Le Beau 01/03/10 Comment


A new way of doing business Weeding out some old seminar notes a few weeks ago I was intrigued to see that around the turn of the century (doesn’t that sound grand?!)we were still wondering if this thing called e-commerce was going to affect the way we did business! It seems so ridiculous to think that lots of sages were suggesting that this might be just another passing fad although perhaps the experience of e-commerce was a slow dial-up and a very limited range of interesting web material. I can remember a well known industry figure telling me after a…
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Alan Newman wonders just how engaged we are with consumers…

by Alan Newman 01/02/10 Comment


Last week I attended a conference that had been organised by the National Consumer Federation. Its theme was the response of consumers to the credit crunch.  It had a very strong line-up of speakers, including: Chris Pond – Director of Financial Capability, FSA David Thomas – Chief Ombudsman, Financial Ombudsman Service Diana Miller – Director, Group Risk & Compliance, L&G Dr Yvonne Braun – Assistant Director, Savings and Retirement, ABI Kevin Brennan MP – Minister of State, Business, Innovation & Skills Lord Lipsey – former Chair, Financial Services Consumer Panel Paul Lewis – Financial Journalist (including BBC’s Money Box) Richard…
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