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Marc Shoffman

Marc is chief reporter for Financial Adviser.

Recent posts

  1. Is Crosby’s Sir-cumcision enough?

    Apr 10, 2013

    What do James Crosby and John Lennon have in common? Both have received honours and later handed them back.... read more

  2. Support new borrowers as well as new banks

    Feb 28, 2013

    The FSA has revealed its swansong document before transforming to the FCA will be a paper on halving capital requirements for new banking entrants.... read more

  3. IFP offers some Comic Relief

    Feb 27, 2013

    Times have been tough in the financial planning world recently with preparations for the retail distribution review and regulatory changes.... read more

  4. It’s good to talk

    Jan 16, 2013

    Watching numerous witnesses squirm in front of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards shows financial services does not just have an...... read more

  5. The price of a child

    Nov 15, 2012

    Financial planning has shot up the agenda for me having recently become a father.... read more

  6. Has the FSCS lost its marbles?

    Sep 27, 2012

    The Financial Services Compensation Scheme seems to have adopted a marbles-based approach to Keydata claims.... read more

  7. Is the CII just doing its job?

    Aug 16, 2012

    As I sit here and write this blog, I am in the company of graduates of English Literature, European politics and languages, philosophy and...... read more

  8. Welcome to opposite land

    Jul 05, 2012

    Welcome to opposite land. A world where IFAs collude to sell dodgy payment protection insurance products to customers and fix wholesale market...... read more

  9. An all too familiar budget

    Mar 22, 2012

    There was something a little too familiar about watching chancellor George Osborne’s budget this week.... read more

  10. Protect the public from scammers and themselves

    Nov 24, 2011

    Regulatory reform and the retail distribution review will not work unless the public wises up.... read more

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