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BBB bother

BBB is facing a raft of problems.

It has just settled one action with the FSA at a cost of 600,000 but still faces another FSA enforcement action. In June, the three advice subsidiaries had a capital resource requirement deficit of 12m, up from 10m in March, which the group attributes to the two FSA actions. The implications for the group are profound but it is to be hoped that, having settled one action on one FSA action, it can make progress on the second and set about stabilising the firm. Any other outcome is not just bad for BBB but exactly what the rest of the advice market does not need.

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