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FCA should outright ban ludicrous practice of dual pricing | FTAdviser.com

FCA should outright ban ludicrous practice of dual pricing | FTAdviser.com

The issue arises from the dual-pricing mechanism used by most unit trusts, whereby the product will quote the price at which it will issue units and the price at which it will cancel them. The difference between the two is meant to capture any sales charge – less of an issue post-RDR – plus the […]

Fidelity Significantly Cuts Online U.S. Equity Trade Pricing to $4.95 and Lowers Options and Margin Pricing for Retail Clients | Fidelity

Fidelity Significantly Cuts Online U.S. Equity Trade Pricing to $4.95 and Lowers Options and Margin Pricing for Retail Clients | Fidelity

Fidelity retail clients enjoy best of both worlds: award winning brokerage platform1 and online U.S. equity trades that are 50 percent lower than TD Ameritrade and E*Trade and 28 percent lower than Schwab1, plus best in class option and margin pricing BOSTON — Reaffirming its longstanding commitment to provide the best overall value in the […]

Target shares dive on earnings outlook, price cut plans | Reuters

Target shares dive on earnings outlook, price cut plans | Reuters

Target Corp (TGT.N) said on Tuesday it will rely more on low prices to compete with rivals like Wal-Mart and Amazon, admitted many of its stores needed freshening up, and told Wall Street its sales and profit estimates for 2017 are too high. Shares of the retailer plunged to 2-1/2-year lows in heavy trading. Many […]

You Cut Your Prices. So Why Didn’t Consumers Notice? | WSJ

You Cut Your Prices. So Why Didn’t Consumers Notice? | WSJ

In fact, other tactics, such as clear in-store or website signage and clear marketing communications, generally cost less and do a better job of helping shoppers understand a brand’s position in the price-value equation. For example, one major discount apparel retailer, facing stiff competition from other fashion discounters, fought back by slashing prices across the […]

Trouble at till …Tesco’s pricing problems are a lesson to us all! | The Vision of the Pension Playpen

Trouble at till …Tesco’s pricing problems are a lesson to us all! | The Vision of the Pension Playpen

So what’s with all this? When we’re at the till, we’re spending a few pounds, when we buy financial services, we’re spending thousands. We see a rate and believe we’re getting it. There is no till receipt telling us what we’ve actually paid. We only find out what’s come out , years later, and then […]

Whole Foods Market makes shift in strategy | IGD Retail Analysis

Whole Foods Market makes shift in strategy | IGD Retail Analysis

Shift 1: focusing on its core customers A key element of this is accelerating category management implementation, following pilots in a small number of categories, which will impact its merchandising, pricing, marketing and loyalty strategies. To support this, it will partner with dunnhumby, which will apply its customer-data models to make more informed decisions in […]

Coles price cuts keep on coming | Herald Sun

Coles price cuts keep on coming | Herald Sun

Managing director John Durkan says there will be no change in strategy at the heavyweight grocer, which launched its highly successful everyday low pricing strategy seven years ago. The bullish statements from Mr Durkan follow a report by investment bank UBS speculating that Coles and Woolworths were set to ease up on aggressive price discounting […]

Watch: Poundland exec on pricing, Pep & Co and Tesco | Retail Week

Watch: Poundland exec on pricing, Pep & Co and Tesco | Retail Week

Poundland unveiled its first full Pep & Co shop in shop last week at its Hanley store in Stoke. Retail Week caught up with Poundland’s trading director Barry Williams to discuss the move, Poundland’s pricing strategy and Tesco’s Booker acquisition. Williams, who turned down Morrisons to join the Steinhoff-owned retailer in November, revealed that up […]

Charles Schwab beats Vanguard and Fidelity on pricing war | Fund Strategy

Charles Schwab beats Vanguard and Fidelity on pricing war | Fund Strategy

Charles Schwab, the US-based broker and wealth manager, has become the cheapest trading platform in the market beating Vanguard and Fidelity on price as it cuts its trading fees by 22 per cent. Starting from today, the $2.8trn giant broker has lowered its standard online equity and ETF trade commissions to $6.95 (£5.5) from $8.95, […]

TD Ameritrade’s Nally challenges advisers on pricing | Financial Planning

TD Ameritrade’s Nally challenges advisers on pricing | Financial Planning

SAN DIEGO – Advisers must start thinking differently about pricing, says TD Ameritrade Institutional President Tom Nally. “Pricing structures must evolve,” Nally said during the keynote address at his firm’s annual conference. “Traditional pricing models don’t necessarily reflect the value of the adviser.” Planners should review the traditional pricing model of charging clients on a […]