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FOS review mulls new funding model

An independent review into the Financial Ombudsman Service has mooted the idea of linking funding contributions to the risk of complaints firms pose. The review was carried out by Money and Mental Health Policy Institute vice chair Richard Lloyd after a Channel 4 documentary earlier this year criticised the complaints adjudicator for providing a lack […]

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FCA warns advisers over platform inducements

The FCA has warned financial planners that additional services offered by their platform may be in breach of its inducement rules. While the regulator has said that competition between platforms is working well for most consumers in its market study this morning, it has warned that add-ons for advisers that are paid for by the […]

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Pay for top pensions regulator and ombudsman staff revealed

The annual accounts of the Pensions Regulator and The Pensions Ombudsman have revealed salary levels for top staff. Outgoing TPR chief executive Lesley Titcomb’s salary was between £220,000 and £225,000 for 2017/18, with a bonus payment of between £15,000 and £20,000 on top of that. Both amounts were unchanged from 2016/17, and the chief executive’s […]

Rate rise back on the cards as Carney welcomes data

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, […]

Political risk and monetary policy

In the first video of a series of short interviews conducted with Investment Week’s Editor, Lawrence Gosling, Senior UK Equity Fund Managers Martin Cholwill, Richard Marwood and Henry Lowson discuss the effect that unfolding Brexit negotiations are having on their plans for positioning. The managers also address monetary policy, sharing their views following the latest […]

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