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Fraudulent surveyor pays £1.7m confiscation order

2 September 2014 3:45 pm | By Devraj Ray

Ian McGarry was sentenced to six and a half years in jail for his role in a £50m mortgage fraud.

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FOS reviews Sipp complaint upheld against Berkeley Burke

2 September 2014 11:47 am | By Tessa Norman

FOS will reconsider ruling which held Sipp operator failed to carry out adequate due diligence. 

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FCA facing calls for stricter payday loans cap

2 September 2014 8:34 am | By Tom Selby

New figures released by debt charity StepChange reveal the number of people with payday loan debts rose 42 per cent during the first six months of 2014.

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Lloyds tops FOS complaints data again

2 September 2014 8:00 am | By Tessa Norman

Lloyds remains most complained about business group despite complaints halving year-on-year. 

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Why can't banks admit PPI failures?

29 August 2014

Despite £16bn in consumer redress some firms are still refusing to face up to what they have done.

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Five reasons why simplified advice could be set to fail

27 August 2014 | By Michael Glenister

Do those eyeing an online advice offering face a struggle?

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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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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

29 August 2014

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


Falling securitisation costs could spark wave of new lenders

29 August 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Proposed changes to the Solvency II directive would bring down the cost of securitising, which some say will lead to new lenders.


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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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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