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News

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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.

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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”. 

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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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Opinion

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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 Conference

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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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Analysis

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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

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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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