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This week&#39s No S!*t Sherlock Award goes to InvestorComplaints – first with the news.

The company&#39s latest press release left The Diary wondering whether it was Groundhog Day as it revealed the exciting news that: “A new financial scandal is in the making over a range of so-called guaranteed investment bonds, warns two experts”.

InvestorComplaints head honcho Alistair MacDougall gives us the inside track of what&#39s going on at Canary Wharf. “We understand the FSA is very concerned and is monitoring the situation,” says MacDougall, of the precipice bonds investigation.

Did he dig up this scoop with the help of Time Team?


Stonebank&#39s Standard campaign dealt blow

Standard Life carpetbagger David Stonebanks has suffered a serious setback in his campaign to demutualise the company, with the insurer rejecting his request for a special general meeting to vote on the issue.Standard Life says it has been advised that none of the resolutions set out in the request are valid and can not be […]

Doubting Thomas

I am sure the FSA would be happy if readers did not follow Dr Thomas&#39s advice to report David Stonebanks for giving financial advice without authorisation. It is not a breach of the act to give financial advice while unauthorised so long as this activity is not “carried on by way of business” (section 22(1)).Mr […]

Jackman wants Govt cash to set up adviser degrees

The Government should provide university funding to establish financial planning degrees aimed at attracting new blood into the industry and increasing professionalism, according to the Financial Services Skills Council.FSSC chief executive and former FSA head of exams and training David Jackman says one of the new body&#39s prime roles is to lobby the Government to […]

Jo Dawson

As depolarisation approaches and the IFA market begins to reshape itself, many are questioning the role high-street banks will play in a new environment where, arguably, multi-tied agents might become the norm.The woman behind adviser strategy at the Halifax has been watching this carefully over the past few years and believes her organisation has got […]


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