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The value of nothing: state of the platform nation

Welcome to the lang cat's Guide to Platform Pricing for 2014.

Thanks for stopping by, it’s great to see you and we’re humbled ‘humbled! ‘that you’ve taken the time.

THE STATE OF THE PLATFORM NATION

‘Except it isn’t just that.’ It’s a Whole! Lot! More! In fact, we’ve extended the Guide to look at the State of the Platform Nation. We’re very excited about it. You can probably tell.

VALUE FOR MONEY, OBVIOUSLY

So, what are you getting for your hard-won poonds? Well, there’s all the stuff you know: heatmaps, pricing updates and a rebooted PEE-WI (you’ll have to buy it to find out). Not to mention the second annual lang cat imaginary advised platform awards. And Platform Man.

On top of that, we pick up some of the hot current industry topics such as due diligence, decumulation (for which we have a ‘much’ better name) and the increasing interplay between the advised and direct markets, and give them a good shoogle. There’s more of course, but why spoil it? You’re already in a FRENZY OF PURCHASE INTENT.

AND YES, QUARTERLY UPDATES!

On top of all that you’ll get quarterly updates (calendar reminders are being set up as I type) and, just like the Guide, they’ll cover a robust mix of pricing and broader market updates.

/ Additional reports

State of the advice nation

State of the Advice Nation is the UK’s best insight into the UK advice profession, taking a sentiment-led approach to data. Wave 6 is now available.

The meaning of value

The meaning of value

We’ve worked together with Royal London to understand what customers actually value.

Impact of poor service

/ White papers

The Impact of Poor Service

We provided the research for a report, in conjunction with Parmenion, which reveals how far short of expectations many adviser platforms are falling. The research found that over the last 12 months, 88% of advisers needed to apologise to at least one of their clients on behalf of a platform, and that poor service delivery from platforms impacts 91% of advisers every day.

Impact of poor service

/ White papers

The Impact of Poor Platform Service

We provided the research for a report, in conjunction with Parmenion, which reveals how far short of expectations many adviser platforms are falling. The research found that over the last 12 months, 88% of advisers needed to apologise to at least one of their clients on behalf of a platform, and that poor service delivery from platforms impacts 91% of advisers every day.

/ White papers

Answering the Call

Service means a lot of things to a lot of different people. It’s so subjective it can be hard to put your finger on. This paper aims to challenge the status quo and inertia that’s built up in the sector for many years.