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EU threatens Bank of England with legal action over bankers’ bonuses

20 October 2014 8:46 am | By Devraj Ray

UK banks are continuing to pay “allowances” to bankers, despite calls from the EU to include such payments in the bonus cap.


FCA to issue record number of private warnings

20 October 2014 8:40 am | By Tessa Norman

Lawyers say warnings could amount to “enforcement by the back door”. 


FSCS compensation for Pritchard Stockbrokers hits £8.5m

17 October 2014 11:00 am | By Tessa Norman

Compensation scheme has paid out 2,600 claims against failed firm

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Bank of England signals delayed interest rate rise

17 October 2014 9:42 am | By Samuel Dale

Bank of England chief economist Andrew Haldane is “gloomier” on UK economic prospects.

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MM leader: The sharp practice of 'non-advised' sales

16 October 2014

“If it looks and feels like advice, it probably is advice.” So said FCA technical specialist Rory Percival back in April 2013.

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Nic Cicutti: Apfa was not behind FCA indy U-turn

2 October 2014

The FCA’s decision to row back on IFA internal referrals corrects a glaring error in its original guidance.

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Tim Page: Kafka, MAS and anti-adviser outbursts

29 September 2014

The recent comments made by Sue Lewis and Caroline Rookes of the Money Advice Service will only hurt consumer interests.

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Nic Cicutti: Advisers need to do their homework on dodgy investments

18 September 2014

Many years ago, so many years that I am embarrassed to say, I rang a Scottish Amicable marketing director for my weekly chat.

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Richard Leeson: RDR poses pitfalls for asset gatherers

16 September 2014

The asset-gathering business model is a potential cause for concern, particularly when it comes to product suitability

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Nick Bamford: Advisers not to blame for breakdown in trust

15 September 2014

Commentators like Sue Lewis of the FCA Consumer Panel fall into the “adviserism” trap on a regular basis.

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PFS calls for FOS guarantees on simplified advice

14 November 2013 | By Tessa Norman

Advisers more scared of FOS than FCA, says PFS president.

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FCA: What we are doing to prevent future fund collapses

16 October 2014

Our new cradle-to-grave fund supervision team will help us spot risks earlier


Adam Samuel: Don't fall into the products trap

14 October 2014

FSCS levy payers have an interest in ensuring new products come under scrutiny.

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'Danger' in advice to borrowers to suspend pension payments

1 October 2014 | By Tessa Norman

Lenders’ policies on pension contributions are pushing some to consider ceasing payments. 

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Linda Smith: Advising cross border within the EU

25 September 2014

In the coming years, we are likely to see the debate about the UK’s place in the European Union intensify.

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