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UK Regulation| Apr 27, 2016

Court of Appeal overturns £2m judgement against IFA

High Court originally ordered the advice firm pay more than £2m in damages.

From Pensions| 13:57

Adviser under fire for annuity sale to terminally ill client

Advice firm has to pay compensation to client’s widow after they told her husband to buy an annuity when he was terminally ill.

UK Regulation| 13:31

ARs pursued and FCA realisation: the week in news

What people are willing to pay for advice and yet another controversial ombudsman case also make the round-up.

From Mortgages| 10:49

Key Retirement: Equity Release Council is choking innovation

Group looking to fund new product which would not currently meet Equity Release Council standards.

From Mortgages| Apr 29, 2016

West Bromwich in fresh buy-to-let court clash

Court heard borrowers may be left unable to remortgage properties on similar terms if they terminated their contracts, or could lose homes entirely.

From Your Industry| Apr 28, 2016

FCA reveals what average advice firm looks like

Survey carried out in November reveals everything from use of technology to insistent client attitude.

From Your Industry| Apr 28, 2016

Cowan: Sesame Bankhall can do a lot better

Executive chairman says he is focusing on improving the proposition for advisers.

Analysis & Opinion

UK Regulation| Oct 08, 2015

Collective action and its discontents

New legislation will allow for US-style class action lawsuits if there have been breaches of antitrust law in Europe

Those with smaller claims can lose out if the value of their claim is too low to justify the costs of bringing an action on their own

Emma Ann HughesonUK Regulation| Sep 25, 2015

FCA points to rules while advisers demand examples

The regulator’s technical specialist was put on the spot and asked to handle a pension transfer complaint.

UK Regulation| Sep 25, 2015

FEMR is a start – but don’t bank on it

Tougher regulations and penalties to try and prevent further banking scandals need to be built upon, but evidence of wrongdoing is looming.

Tony HazellonPensions| Sep 23, 2015

Confusion reigns at DWP over flat-rate pension

It took four phone conversations with three different officials before I understood my State pension statement.

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More carrot and less stick

Sugar tax may not be the best way to tackle the UK’s obesity crisis.

UK Regulation

Customers will be the real winners from FAMR

Member of the FAMR panel presents his thoughts post-publication.

FTAdviser Blog

Why robo-advice could be automated mis-selling

Former regulator warns robo-advice is a mis-selling scandal waiting to happen.

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From Mortgages| Apr 28, 2016

Basel proposals could push up LTV prices: Imla

Association’s submission to consultation warns of negative effect for many in the mortgage market.

From Pensions| Apr 28, 2016

MPs to investigate Pension Protection Fund

Work and pensions select committee to look at use of powers of the Pension Protection Fund by regulator in recent cases, including BHS.

From Pensions| Apr 27, 2016

Lifetime Isa penalty exposes flawed govt thinking: Webb

Exit charges have been removed for workplace pensions while the government’s new Lifetime Isa comes with a 5 per cent penalty.

From Pensions| Apr 27, 2016

Altmann commits to state pension triple lock until 2020

Pensions minister battles MPs questions on fairness of welfare spending amounts for pensioners.

UK Regulation| Apr 27, 2016

FCA extends Panama papers probe

Acting chief executive says it is still too early to assess the scale of regulatory and legal wrongdoing.

From Pensions| Apr 27, 2016

Altmann to shun women’s state pension questions

The state pension age is set to reach 65 for women by November 2018 and 66 by 2020.

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