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FCA fines RBS £14.5m over poor mortgage advice

27 August 2014 8:29 am | By Natalie Holt

Only two of the 164 sales reviewed met the required standards.

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BBA: Post-MMR market 'settles' as approvals rise

26 August 2014 5:00 pm | By Devraj Ray

House purchase approvals grew 12 per cent year-on-year in July, as MMR troubles ease.


Three directors of Ucis advice firm disqualified

26 August 2014 4:49 pm | By Tessa Norman

Three directors banned for unsuitable recommendations worth £2m and unauthorised transfers. 

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Savills: UK house prices to rise 25.7% over the next 5 years

26 August 2014 12:45 pm | By Paul Thomas

Savills raises 2014 UK forecast to 9.5 per cent.

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Ian McKenna: Would guidance be better as a short-term fix?

26 August 2014

A huge amount of time and money is about to be spent because the Chancellor did not fully think through the implication of the guidance guarantee. 

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Pete Matthew: Gabriel - archangel of misery

26 August 2014

Three hours I have spent wrestling with Gabriel, bringer of despair, who demands pointless information just to keep someone in Canary Wharf in a job.

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FOS loophole exposes contradictions

22 August 2014 | By Tessa Norman

Why do different rules apply to adjudicator and ombudsman decisions?

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Nic Cicutti: Why Alan Lakey has got it wrong on PPI misselling

15 August 2014

Alan is well-known for his dislike of the FOS, which he repeats at regular intervals.

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Simon Collins: Risk profiling tools are not the be-all and end-all

13 August 2014

The FCA is again pushing the importance of adequate risk-profiling.

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Carl Lamb: Advisers are in denial over trail switch-off

12 August 2014

Will your advice model become extinct or survive among the fittest?  

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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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Lighthouse chief says inducements crackdown will not dent revenues

26 September 2013 11:11 am | By Michael Glenister

Malcolm Streatfield says the network’s arrangements with providers have always complied with FCA rules.

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Simon Chamberlain: 'Advisers feed off crumbs from providers' table'

3 October 2013 10:41 am | By Michael Glenister

Succession boss tells advisers clients do not want to be advised by “someone they think is poor.”

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Adam Samuel: Wielding the power of attorney

21 August 2014

Grey areas can emerge when trying to meet the interests of your customers, especially in areas such as power of attorney


Financial planning is not just a marketing label

17 July 2014

Use the quieter summer months to determine which areas of your business might benefit from a modular charging structure

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Adam Samuel: The problem with high net worth clients

15 July 2014

Higher net worth clients may seem desirable but can pose all kinds of compliance and legal problems.

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Meeting the FCA's rules on costs disclosure

6 July 2014

The FCA has indicated increasing intolerance for non-compliance, so we are likely to see regulatory action if there is no improvement.

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