This paper discusses the effect of compensation on the quality of financial advice. From personal experience working at Zwitserleven, the ban on closing provision is discussed as a practical case.From the literature it becomes clear that the discussion is highly technical and that based on the literature alone it is hard to draw a conclusion. Empirical evidence seems to indicate that the lowerthe provision the intermediary receives, in general the higher the quality of financial advice is. And that therefore the change from closing provision to continuing provision to a fee-based system islikely to improve the future quality of financial advice. However, for financial intermediaries working today the future may still seem very uncertain.