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Pensions governance committees 'retirement homes' for industry veterans

24 April 2015 1:00 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

One trustee firm represented on four of the largest providers’ committees.

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Could Conservatives' Pension Wise review spell the end for MAS?

24 April 2015 9:30 am | By Mark Sands

The Conservatives want to extend the remit of Pension Wise to cover all working people.

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Aldermore management probed ahead of float

24 April 2015 8:48 am | By Natalie Holt

Regulator raised concerns over whether pressure from a dominant shareholder led to the chairman leaving.

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'A low fix would be the best xmas present': Why Deutsche Bank was fined £1.7bn

23 April 2015 3:28 pm | By Tessa Norman

Bank misled the FCA and took years to produce requested evidence. 

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Ian McKenna: Treading the fine line between good and bad robo advice

23 April 2015

The emergence of real robo-advisers is, in all probability, closer than most expect. 

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Richard Leeson: FCA has let us down on insistent client rules

22 April 2015

How can we allow people to ignore professional advice warnings and run headlong towards a financial cliff?

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Joanne Smith: Don’t let poor performance management lead to misselling

21 April 2015

Despite recent industry improvements on staff incentives in a bid to reduce misselling, wider performance management techniques have been found to negatively influence the behaviour of frontline staff.

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Neil Liversidge: Do we really know better than our clients?

17 April 2015

Any adviser who thinks they know better than their clients is mistaking a matter of opinion, however well informed, for a matter of fact.

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Martin Bamford: A better way of FSCS funding

14 April 2015

Despite a much better regulatory regime than we had before, we are still being stung by foolish advisers recommending inappropriate products.

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Foot Anstey: How to stay within the FCA's social media rules

14 April 2015

Regulator says it doesn’t want to prevent firms from using social media, but the rules on regulated firms make it more difficult than other sectors.

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Analysis

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Is the mortgage market ready for a return to 100% LTV deals?

11 March 2015 | By Devraj Ray

Brokers are divided over the prospect of no-deposit mortgages returning to the market. 

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Mortgage bodies play down BoE rate cut fears

20 February 2015 | By Mark Sands

Mortgage trade bodies have shed doubt on fears that the Bank of England is about to cut interest rates.

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Chris Hannant: Will Budget reforms boost retirement engagement?

19 January 2015

There will be reasons for both optimism and concern this year.

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How to deal with FCA compliance guarantees

16 January 2015

How should firms deal with a request and the potential consequences?

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