Standard Life’s move into advice – but who benefits?

  So, the big news of the day is Standard Life reversing its 2010 decision to place clear blue water between itself (as a provider) and financial advice, and follow Skandia into the restricted advice market. We surely live in interesting times and time will tell whether this is a
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Get wise: the superclean paradox

Preferential fund pricing in the platform world, otherwise known as ‘superclean’ funds, was under the spotlight recently in a report commissioned by Nucleus and published by financial consultancy ‘the lang cat’. Cutting through the noise With a lot of white noise around superclean funds, this timely study, ‘All coming out
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The hideous truth

On behalf of David Ferguson, CEO There are four quadrants to building a great business, but complacently listing ‘building trust’ among them is where some of our esteemed institutions have got it so wrong… The accelerated emergence of transparency has gouged our financial institutions. Most of them (and I mean
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Great Scottish Run

Hot on the heels of our latest charity events we’re very excited that four energetic Nucleus people will be taking part in the Great Scottish Run this weekend to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK. David Ferguson, Stuart Geard, Lynsey Morrison and Paul McAnulty will be stretching their legs on
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Where is the new FCA social media regulation going?

If you’re using Twitter as a marketing tool then be careful to factor in UK financial promotion rules, says Terry Huddart, our market insight manager. Twitter (n) an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”. In August, the regulator issued its guidance consultation on social media, aptly
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Scottish referendum

On behalf of David Ferguson, CEO With yesterday’s referendum vote now over and the result finalised, we’re pleased to have a resolution to the independence question and very much welcome the clarity this has brought to the situation. It appears that further constitutional change is very likely but we remain
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