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Advisers are charging an average of between £150 and £195 an hour, according to the FCA. The regulator released a data bulletin today that focuses on retail intermediation firms including financial advisers, mortgage brokers and insurance brokers. It is the first time it has published data submitted through retail mediation activities returns, part of its Gabriel […]

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Keydata founder has £600m claim against FCA struck out

A judge has struck out Keydata founder Stewart Ford’s £600m legal claim against the FCA Ford, along with former Keydata sales director Mark Owen and three Keydata related companies: – LAS Global Limited, LAS International Limited and Tandem Marketing Partners Sarl – began their case against the FCA for misfeasance in public office and conspiracy to […]

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EU rethinks financial market access rules

Senior EU officials are reviewing how they grant market access to overseas financial firms, which may make it harder for City firms to operate post-Brexit. The Financial Times reports officials at the European Commission are considering equivalence rules which give limited access rights to countries outside the EU where regulations are broadly similar to EU […]

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Defined benefit schemes: Part 2

Justin Corliss, business development manager In defined benefit (DB) schemes part 1, we looked at recent guidance aimed at DB scheme trustees and sponsors. In part 2 we will look at guidance available to pension transfer specialists (PTS). In the first instance, PTS should familiarise themselves with COBS 19. All guidance below is designed to […]

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