You can give advice but taking on role of adviser is another matter

April 2016
Money Marketing;4/14/2016, p32
The article offers the author's insights on the statement of columnist Paul Lewis about the impending demise of the non-governmental organization Money Advice Service (MAS). Topics discussed include the difference between advice and guidance, independent advice as an effort to capitalise on the public's uncertain and negative view of advisers, and an annuities comparison service.


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