Industry experts have reacted positively to the FCA’s long-awaited platform market study this morning and news that it is considering an exit fee ban and more guidance over how advisers should charge for platform recomendations. Commentators on the study are wary that the regulator still has a way to go to ensure clarity for advisers, […]
One of the advice firms formerly run by jailed adviser Frank Cochran has been told to stop all regulated activity. The FCA register page for Wolverhampton-based FSC Investment Services says the firm must “cease all regulated activities”. Money Marketing understands the instruction appeared on FSC’s register page yesterday. Cochran owned the firm for 32 years […]
Expectations for a UK interest rate rise in August hardened after the services sector reported its fastest growth since last October on Wednesday, and were further buoyed by comments made by Bank of England governor Mark Carney in a speech given to the Northern Powerhouse Summit in early July. The IHS Markit CIPS Services Purchasing Managers Index, […]
The Money Advice Service will soon be superseded by a new public financial guidance body, rolling it into Pension Wise and The Pensions Advisory Service. Money Marketing looks at some of the key stats for the organisation ahead of the transition.
Ross Jackson, Senior Protection Marketing Manager, Royal London In July, we piloted sending protection plan statements to a small group of our customers. Whilst this in itself is not exactly ground-breaking stuff, as an industry we’re perhaps more used to engaging with advisers than directly with our customers. Because of this lack of communication, do consumers […]
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