Bridging the Gap Between Finance and Technology

The Gap Between Finance and Technology Podcast

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it trying economic times for clients and their advisors. Like during the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009, clients are rethinking their money decisions, monitoring their investments and rebalancing their portfolios to weather the current economic storm. Clients now depend widely on technology to reassess their financial positions and goals. That…

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Using Account Aggregation in Financial Planning to Grow Your Firm

Financial Account Aggregation for Growth

Over the 20 years since its advent, account aggregation has evolved significantly, making it one of the most robust client service tools CFP® practitioners can use. What was once simply a way to track investments has become an indispensable tool in the delivery of comprehensive financial advice. Demand for account aggregation is driven by our…

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Understanding the CFP Board’s New Standard on Technology for Financial Planning Software

CFP Board New Tech Standard for Financial Planning

Recognizing it likely was overdue in providing robust technology standards for CFP® professionals, on October 1, 2019, the CFP Board unveiled its new Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The regulations are effective now, but the CFP Board begins enforcing them on June 30, 2020. The new Code of Standards, among other things, introduces…

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The 7-Step Financial Planning Process: How Advisors Can Adapt for Compliance

The CFP Board’s new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct went into effect on October 1, 2019. This comprehensive update to the Practice Standards, the most recent to address the delivery of financial planning services since 2007, focuses on ethical responsibilities in developing, presenting, and implementing recommendations. CFP® professionals and advisory firms must understand…

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How Advisors Can Reengage Clients with Retirement Planning After the SECURE Act of 2019

2019 Secure Act - eMoney

Current events provide advisors with opportunities to differentiate themselves from their peers. By being proactive and addressing current events, advisors can give clients peace of mind that their wealth is being managed properly. Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement), giving advisors a unique opportunity…

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