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Will we see more adviser fines diverted to the FSCS?

24 April 2014 1:00 pm | By Samuel Dale

Deal has been agreed for an FCA penalty to go to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme for the first time.

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FOS upholds complaint against adviser over £30k Sipp commission

24 April 2014 12:49 pm | By Tessa Norman

Ombudsman rules initial commission on Sipp was unsuitably high.

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Brooks signs strategic partnership with accountancy firm

24 April 2014 10:11 am | By Sam Macdonald

Partnership means Reeves will offer its clients Brooks’ discretionary investment services involving model portfolios.

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FCA: ‘We don’t want to prevent progress on simplified advice’

24 April 2014 8:43 am | By Michael Glenister

FCA technical specialist Rory Percival says compliance concerns are holding firms back from developing advice models unnecessarily.

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‘Full advice or nothing’: Lighthouse boss hits out at Budget guidance

24 April 2014 8:16 am | By Michael Glenister

Lighthouse chief executive Malcolm Streatfield has criticised Government plans to provide free at-retirement guidance for all.

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Institutional platforms seek exemptions from FCA rules

24 April 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Firms think they fall outside of platform definitions and can therefore retain fund manager payments.

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D2C platform Selftrade reviews client data in money laundering checks

24 April 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Clients were told to fill out financial details to “reconfirm and refresh their proof of identity”.

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Andrew Fisher to leave Towry; Ex-Pru boss joins as chief exec

24 April 2014 | By Michael Glenister

Towry chief exec retains 20 per cent stake in the company ahead of a planned flotation.

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Opinion

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Tom Kean: The tyranny of change

22 April 2014

The Budget reforms are good for financial advice but the business needs a period of calm to let all the recent changes bed in.

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Phil Young: Crunching the numbers on adviser profits

17 April 2014

Higher revenues are tied to a percentage of assets charging structure.

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Linda Smith: Understanding the FCA's independence definition

15 April 2014

There is still confusion over what is and what is not independent.

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Dennis Hall: Why we've changed our model to target £1m+ clients

14 April 2014

After looking at our business numbers, we realised something has to change.

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Should pension providers stop talking to their customers?

11 April 2014 | By Tom Selby

It would be unreasonable and counter-productive to prevent pension companies from speaking to savers.

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Martin Bamford: A history of misselling does not help insurers

11 April 2014

The insurance sector has taken something of a hammering during the last few weeks.

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Analysis

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Peter Hamilton: Avoid 'open-ended advice' with your terms of business

14 April 2014

Take care when drafting terms of business agreements to clearly define the scope of advice and service provided by a firm.

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Weekly Adviser View

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Martin Bamford: A history of misselling does not help insurers

11 April 2014

The insurance sector has taken something of a hammering during the last few weeks.

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Pete Matthew: Does the FCA need to tighten the definition of 'adviser'?

7 April 2014

If someone asks what I do, I say that I’m a financial planner.

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Alistair Cunningham: The quest for decent feedback

20 December 2013

Client feedback tends only to highlight clients who are very happy or very unhappy. 

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Gareth Marr: 'We have the regulator we deserve due to our past'

3 April 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

Money Marketing’s Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award winner recalls life before regulation.

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Trade Body View

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Keith Richards: We can't ignore the advice gap any longer

4 November 2013

It is in the public interest to seek a solution to the advice gap that has widened since the withdrawal of mass market advice.

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The IFP's Sue Whitbread: Do advisers take their own advice?

14 October 2013

Advisers should polish up their ‘people skills’  to add value post-RDR

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