'Public prefer advisers to direct platforms'

Blackmore, Nicole
June 2009
Money Marketing;6/25/2009, p19
The article discusses the debate whether the customers prefer an intermediary or a direct-to consumer platforms. Intermediary sales director Richard Howell says that consumers like to have an independent third party to run financial decisions. However, Standard Life head of communications Mark Polson argues that there is a group of proactive consumers that do not want financial advisers, and there needs to be changes in the independent financial adviser (IFA) sector to make this possible.


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