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UK Regulation| 11:19

HBoS report not due until after general election – FCA

HBoS failure report will have taken nearly three years to publish

UK Regulation| 08:45

Founding PRA board member steps down

Process to find a replacement will begin immediately.

From Pensions| Mar 31, 2015

Pension access to prevent bankruptcy orders

Guidance confirms income payment orders do not apply to undrawn pensions, but appeal verdict yet to come.

UK Regulation| Mar 31, 2015

Regulators unable to demand FSCS value audit

Questions raised during consultation on compensation scheme’s management expenses levy limit.

From Your Industry| Mar 31, 2015

Sesame cites DA attrition as it abandons investment advice

Mortgage network will remain open, while wealth management ARs will have to move.

UK Regulation| Mar 31, 2015

Fidelity and Towers Watson slammed for ‘needless delays’

Delays resulted in the number of units purchased in four funds selected for a Sipp being less than if the transfer was finalised on a timely basis.

From Your Industry| Mar 30, 2015

Mas tackles duplication by scaling back service

Organisation is already talking to the FCA, Fos and FSCS to find areas of common interest.

Analysis & Opinion
Labour’s drawdown cap leap will create business barrier

John LappinonUK Regulation| Mar 16, 2015

Labour’s drawdown cap leap will create business barrier

Threat to advisers is very real if Labour wins election and enacts knee-jerk policy.

We have to be wary here, of course – we really don’t know how people will behave

Tony Hazellon| Feb 11, 2015

Schadenfreude over FCA ‘screw-up’ is misplaced

Tony Hazell airs his thoughts on the week’s financial news

From Your Industry| Nov 25, 2014

Advising across Europe is easier than you think

Charges may not always be clear, but there are few obstacles for advisers that wish to advise expat clients.

Ashley WassallonUK Regulation| Nov 14, 2014

Pension reforms: Risk vs ‘responsibility’

Consumer Panel solution is to take advice to benefit from claims protection - because then you can eat your cake and have it too.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Isas and Pension Freedoms

Isas were made a far more flexible savings vehicle last year.

Special Reports

Income Drawdown - March 2015

Income drawdown is set to become the default retirement income option for more savers from April.

FTAdviser Blog

Sesame demise no surprise, but is the network model dead?

All eyes will be on who the new network partner is.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Multi-Asset and Pensions

The opportunity for savers aged 55 plus to keep hold of their pots and put them in a product of their choosing from April onwards is a huge step...

FTAdviser Blog

Say ‘no’ to insistent professional bodies

A chartered financial planner responds to Keith Richards’ article on declining to service insistent clients.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Workplace Pensions

Historically, many public and private sector organisations have provided a defined benefit pension scheme for staff.

Ashley Wassall

Question of justice remains for many past annuitants

News Review: Supposed lifeline of secondary market actually compounds poor deal for many.

Track the latest regulation changes affecting your business...

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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UK Regulation| Mar 30, 2015

Apfa council member slams ‘unusable’ FCA invoice system

FCA says it is not aware of any serious issues with its system.

UK Regulation| Mar 30, 2015

Logica co-conspirator fined £35,000 for insider dealing

Financial penalty reduced from £122,212 due to co-operation and financial hardship.

UK Regulation| Mar 30, 2015

Pru tops FCA life and pensions complaints list

Overall complaints fell by 7 per cent compared to the previous six months.

From Your Industry| Mar 30, 2015

PFS writes to government over ‘insistent client’ complaints

Trade body calls for an “urgent change of policy in recognition of the risks” to the advice sector.

From Investments| Mar 30, 2015

Legislation laid for CTF to Jisa transfers next month

Current average CTF holds approximately £1,409, meaning that as much as £8.9bn could be moved.

UK Regulation| Mar 30, 2015

MPs win accountability battle with FCA on internal reports

After more than a year of wrangling, TSC chairman breaks down his FCA counterpart.

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