Nic Cicutti: The case for an FSCS product levy – paid for by advisers

Exactly how sophisticated are most investors? This may sound like a strange question, but I am moved to ask it after reading an article by Apfa senior policy adviser Caroline Escott, in which she proposes, yet again, a product levy to help meet claims on the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Escott’s article in last week’s […]


LV= chief Mike Rogers to step down

LV= group chief executive Mike Rogers is to depart the mutual after 10 years at its helm. Rogers, who is also a non-executive director at Royal Bank of Scotland, will continue to lead the firm until a successor is appointed. He will also retain a role with the business into 2017 to ensure a smooth […]

Mel Kenny: We must collaborate to beat the scammers

It has been a long time coming but the FCA is finally promising to take another look at financial scams. Without doubt, the level of professionalism among regulated advisers and the respect from other professions are now both huge. I look around and find colleagues far and wide so much more qualified compared with 10 years […]


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