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FCA raises alarm over £4m Sipp transfer scheme

31 October 2014 10:59 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Regulator has “serious concerns” investors’ pensions are at risk.

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RBS sets aside £400m for forex probe

31 October 2014 8:41 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Group profits rise 26 per cent during the quarter.

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'Don't let your guard down': Firms warned on inducements after FCA drops Partnership investigation

31 October 2014 8:20 am | By Samuel Dale

Regulator said to still be looking for “scalps” to send message to industry on inducements.

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FCA warns advisers over auto-enrolment commission ban dodge

30 October 2014 3:43 pm | By Tom Selby

Regulator believes some firms are looking to replace commission payments with other forms of remuneration, such as adviser charging.

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Unpacking the Sesame 'pay to play' debacle

31 October 2014

Terms dictated to providers by Sesame are nothing short of jaw-dropping.

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MM leader: The MAS and its catalogue of failings

23 October 2014

The Treasury is full of praise for the organisations it has chosen to deliver the guidance guarantee - with one notable omission.

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Carl Lamb: The cost of regulation is getting out of hand

21 October 2014

Higher costs for advice firms could mean many people end up eschewing advice altogether

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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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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

21 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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