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UK Regulation| Apr 22, 2014

Fisher says Towry has nothing to fear as FCA launches probe

Firm has previously faced questions over referrals to its discretionary investment service.

Regulation| 16:50

WMA Priips set to boost investor protection: WMA

The European Union’s vote to pass the Packaged Retail and Insurance-Based Investment Products regulation means that “common sense prevails”, Tim...

From Mortgages| 16:05

Clients face fee hit as lenders ‘over-interpret’ FCA rules

Natwest clients fail affordability test that is not required under MMR rules.

From Mortgages| 15:34

Nationwide ditches premium rate phone lines for advisers

All Nationwide and The Mortgage Works contact telephone numbers for intermediaries are free to call from a landline from today (23 April).

UK Regulation| 11:25

Ex-Lehmans exec to advise FCA on investment banking

Two newly-appointed advisers will consult on competition and investment banking.

From Investments| Apr 22, 2014

Platform view: Everyone’s a winner

The FCA’s move to boost transparency is vital to boost trust and restore confidence

From Mortgages| Apr 22, 2014

Mortgage advisers told to conduct periodic checks

Trade associations has published an updated guide on how to meet Mortgage Market Review requirements.

Analysis & Opinion
Regulator building up barriers against competition

Gill Cardyon| Oct 03, 2013

Regulator building up barriers against competition

Providing more and more information to customers who know little of personal finance is going to be futile.

We would be well-served by drawing the FCA’s attention to the most egregious examples of rules inhibiting competition

Tony Hazellon| Oct 02, 2013

Mutuals hit hard where it hurts by FSCS levy

In the past five years the society’s members have contributed £1.15m to compensation scheme.

John LappinonUK Regulation| Sep 30, 2013

Baying for blood, but who is looking at the big picture?

The regulatory powers that be pass harsh judgement on the industry as a whole.

Kevin O'Donnellon| Sep 25, 2013

FCA will struggle in inducement conclusion

Inducements have always been part of financial services and their eradication poses difficult questions.

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Guide to Inducements and Managing Conflicts

The RDR was supposed to bring an end to accusations that advisers were swayed by provider’s cash.

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Adviser pension transfer fines portend slew of enforcement

Financial Conduct Authority reiterates its concerns about Sipps in two final notices issued today.

FTAdviser Blog

Budget advice black holes and rebate revelations

Week in Brief: The government guarantee of ‘guidance’ is slowly being picked apart.

FTAdviser Blog

Adviser Rant: Self-regulation can indeed work

The present system doesn’t work all that well and is overly expensive - something needs to change.

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Isolated Regulation Changes| Pensions | 14 Nov 2013

Shake-up of workplace pensions

Proposals to reshape workplace pensions for future generations have been outlined by the Department for Work & Pensions.

RDR| Conduct of business | 25 Oct 2013

Rules for advisers accepting provider’s cash

Financial Conduct Authority explains what kind of payments advisers can accept from providers.

RDR| Investments | 25 Oct 2013

Permitted cash rebates to retail clients

The Financial Conduct Authority explains when provider can pay cash rebates to retail clients.

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From Investments| Apr 22, 2014

Morning papers: Barclays to sell commodities arm

The morning headlines brought to you by FTAdviser: 22 April 2014.

UK Regulation| Apr 22, 2014

FCA to change rules on cancelling listings

New rules on the UK listing regime are to be considered by the Financial Conduct Authority board on 1 May.

UK Regulation| Apr 17, 2014

FCA redirects £500,000 fines for banned advisers to FSCS

Partners at firm advised their clients to invest £56m in Harlequin, final notices reveal.

From Pensions| Apr 16, 2014

Single rate pension tax relief ‘easier said than done’

Restricting reforms to employee contributions would have “more muted impact” than Steve Webb wants, consultancy says.

EU Directives| Apr 16, 2014

Advisers must protect corporate clients against EU...

Corporate clients will need in-depth advice to avoid being harmed by a new body that will investigate and prosecute fraud against the European...

Regulation| Apr 16, 2014

Flowers charged with drug possession

Reverend Paul Flowers, the former chairman of the Co-operative Bank, has been charged with drug offences.

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