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Searchers, choosers and reviewers – what do the FCA’s customer types tell us?

The final FCA Asset Management Review report has set off all manner debate about charges, closest trackers and more. At Space, we always like to listen to these big debates, which can translate into all manner of new rules and initiatives which eventually impact our clients. Yet in recent years, as the FCA has upped […]

FAMR: do we ignore it at our peril?

FAMR: do we ignore it at our peril?

That was the title of the latest Space Money Talks debate. This time we didn’t just put the question to a hand-picked panel of industry leaders, we also gave our 60-strong invited audience a chance to air their own views on this thorny topic. And whilst the answer to the question from most contributors was […]

The answer is 42%. Now what’s the question?

Advisers are always keen to know what their peers are doing in terms of business strategy and how that strategy fits with their overall approach to providing advice. Providers, who wish to maintain or win market share, are always eager for intelligence about the market too. The FCA has now provided some valuable intelligence with […]

What do you really think of the FAMR?

What do you really think of the FAMR?

A damp squib, a stitch-up for the banks to steal market share, or a blueprint for the next ten years in financial services? The Financial Advice Market Review has certainly divided opinion more starkly than anything since the RDR. That’s why it’s an ideal candidate for the latest Space Money Talks forum. And this time, […]

The best financial firms have been working on the FAMR for years. They just didn’t know it

The best financial firms have been working on the FAMR for years. They just didn’t know it

There is an argument to say that advisers and providers were already doing sterling work on the Financial Advice Market Review before it existed. Certainly the team at Space have spent a great deal of time and thought working with our clients on this type of challenge – if not quite in the exact terms […]