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UK Regulation| 11:48

FCA audit questions regulator’s market sensitivity

Internal audits into the FCA found issues around market sensitive information and crisis management.

Regulation| 12:04

Positive Solutions ordered to repay trail commission

Client of Positive Solutions complained after discovering he was still paying commission but receiving no service.

From Mortgages| 11:40

FCA told to change equity release rules

Following the Mortgage Market Review, amendments were made to the Mortgage Conduct of Business rules.

From Pensions| 08:43

HMRC defends state pension data errors

Discrepancies between information held by schemes and the tax office could lead to erroneous pension payments.

From Pensions| Feb 05, 2016

Ros speaks out and DWP tinkers: week in news

Another busy few days for the regulator and ambulance chaser woes also involved in the round-up.

From Pensions| Feb 05, 2016

EU pushes for simplified pension sales without advice

Proposals for a pan-European personal pension would be highly standardised, low cost and have in-built protections.

EU Directives| Feb 05, 2016

FCA demands action before EU benchmark regulation

Regulator’s head of markets policy says some benchmarks “may not prove strong enough” to meet new standards.

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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Bringing back commission means bringing back salesmen

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Guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance

This guide will ensure you understand the regulatory requirements for having professional indemnity insurance.

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Capacity crunch for smaller pension advisers

IFA lists some Christmas wishes and new year’s resolutions.

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Brokers must keep up with pace of change

L&G Mortgage Club director highlights EU regulation, changes for buy-to-let and the remortgaging trend going into 2016.

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UK Regulation| Feb 05, 2016

FCA says it can’t be swayed by outside opinion

Interim FCA chief says it is important regulator does not allow external comment to be the key driver in decision making.

From Pensions| Feb 05, 2016

Webb calls Pension Isa a ‘Gordon Brown’ moment

Former pensions minister makes case against the suggested change to pension tax relief.

From Pensions| Feb 04, 2016

Labour accuses government of dereliction of pension duty

Shadow secretary of state for work and pensions also promises a stronger challenge to Conservative pension policy.

Regulation| Feb 04, 2016

Investment fraudsters jailed again over payment

Two convicted fraudsters failed to pay and have been sent back to prison.

From Your Industry| Feb 04, 2016

Ambulance chasers struggle with advice complaints

Solicitor gives example of complaints handling firm Rebus going into administration.

Regulation| Feb 04, 2016

PRA chief must calculate cost of Solvency II

Andrew Bailey told the Treasury select committee the introduction of Solvency II went on too long and there are still problems.

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