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Why are platform charges so complex?

Why are platform charges so complex?

Story 14/09/18

Following AFH’s recent announcement to abolish platform fees, and the issues raised in the FCA's recent Investment Platforms Market Study, we're working to demystify the world of platforms. Here we look at the complexity surrounding investment platform charges - and why so many charges exist.

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The crucial relationship between financial advice and divorce

The crucial relationship between financial advice and divorce

Story 12/09/18

With hundreds of couples divorcing in the UK each year and a shortage of specialised family law financial advisers, a lot of people are left without the guidance and support they really need. We've highlighted a number of financial issues to be aware of in the light of divorce, and what can be done in terms of financial protection.

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D2C vs adviser platforms – what’s the difference?

D2C vs adviser platforms – what’s the difference?

Story 10/09/18

Following AFH’s recent announcement to abolish platform fees, and the issues raised in the FCA's recent Investment Platforms Market Study, we're working to demystify the world of platforms. Here we look at the difference between D2C and adviser platforms.

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What is an investment platform?

What is an investment platform?

Story 30/08/18

Following AFH’s recent announcement to abolish platform fees, and the issues raised in the FCA's recent Investment Platforms Market Study, we're working to demystify the world of platforms, starting with: What is an investment platform?

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Monthly economic commentary: August 2018

Monthly economic commentary: August 2018

Commentary 17/08/18

Our chief economist, Colin Warren, looks at the related issues of US dollar strength and stresses in emerging markets, and the possible implications for the economy and financial markets, in his latest commentary.

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FCA report finds 1 in 10 adults have no savings

FCA report finds 1 in 10 adults have no savings

Story 16/08/18

A recent Financial Lives report from the FCA highlights that 1 in 10 adults don’t have sufficient savings. Get a breakdown of the findings here.

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AFH scraps platform fees for new clients

AFH scraps platform fees for new clients

Story 15/08/18

AFH Group chief executive Alan Hudson said the company would in future be absorbing the fees in full – there will be no increase in adviser charges to clients, no cut to adviser remuneration and no change to AFH’s investment proposition or portfolio construction.

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Top earners increase their share of tax payments

Top earners increase their share of tax payments

Story 08/08/18

HMRC’s latest statistics provide an insight into the income tax paying population. The figures reveal changes in the distribution of tax revenue over the last decade, with a growing share now coming from higher earners.

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