This is a payment that’s made to a financial adviser for services that he or she provides, based on a percentage of the value of the investment or premiums paid. It’s paid to the adviser by the product provider. If your adviser takes a commission, you may not need to pay any fees. From 2012 commission is no longer allowable in respect of Investments or Pensions, but might still be payable in respect of older plans and Life Assurance or other forms of insurance.

Tuning out the Noise

When factors outside our control impact on your investments, an eloquent overview from David Gow in our recent newsletter.

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