30 September 2010
Former IFA and Ukip Member of the European Parliament Godfrey Bloom challenges FSA chairman Lord Turner to an independent debate.
Colin Jackson says Lord Newby is mistaken in claiming the future of financial advice is online.
Kira Nickerson says new EU rule changes could see cautious funds placed under the same risk rating as Japanese equity funds.
Alan Lakey says advisers have little sympathy for the FOS because it is believed they are under political pressure to uphold complaints to provide consumer confidence.
John Greenwood says it is time to end antiquated grace and favour pensions.
Nic Cicutti says advisers are wrong to expect journalists to sit the same exams as themselves.
When I mention Europe to investors, most tend to roll their eyes with a mixture of astonishment and shock.
Last week’s statement from the regulator regarding the interaction between regulated firms and the media is an unnecessarily heavy-handed reaction.
Phil Jeynes says Lord Newby’s view that people will not want to spend an hour going through their financial details is wrong.
John Malone says that there will be opportunities for mortgage intermediaries as we move to more of a rental culture.
Tom Baigrie says the FSA should not have extended total premium disclosure to all monthly-paid long term cover.
Concern that advisers are having to travel long distances to take the Chartered Insurance Institute’s financial planning exam.
Advisers are furious at facing another big Financial Services Compensation Scheme Keydata levy.
IFP boss warns FSA it must develop a “catastrophe strategy” in case it reaches June 2012 and half of advisers are not yet meeting the RDR requirements.
Hargreaves Lansdown head of research Mark Dampier says there is no reason for bonds not to conitnue doing well in the short term.
Six well known financial planners are forming a business venture to promote George Kinder’s life planning concept to lower-income groups across the UK.
Treasury select committee member criticises Government for not having a plan to increase the rate of saving among the public.
European consumers do not buy protection due to an inherent lack of trust in insurance companies.
“The PIIGS are doing what they do best - flying.”
FSA denies changing regulatory requirements for firms leaving the industry despite significant changes to its cancellation of the part IV permissions form.