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Eagle warns on promotions

Labour MP Angela Eagle began her new role as Exchequer secretary by attacking the standards of financial promotions.

Responding to concerns by Labour backbencher Sarah McCarthy over celebrity endorsements of financial products, Eagle said: “It is important the industry adheres more effectively to the voluntary codes . If there is no sign of improvement, we will certainly look at what more the Government can do through regulation.”


FSA criticises inadequate product information

The FSA says providers and lenders are not offering enough product information to distributors and are providing inadequately trained service staff to handle adviser queries.In its Treating Customers Fairly in Product Design paper released this week, the FSA says it has worries over a lack of stress-testing of products.It says providers are relying on distributors […]

iShares explores Italy

Barclays global investors has added three more iShares to its range of exchange-traded funds, including the iShares S&P/MIB.

“Cruel” Government called on to do more

The government had a huge opportunity to redeem its pensions credibility in the eyes of the public this week by accepting the cross-party amendment to provide quicker help to victims of occupational scheme collapses.

Why your clients need some tough love

In any relationship that matters, professional or personal, you should be upfront with someone if you think they’re making a decision or doing something they might later regret. Being honest with someone and having their best interests at heart, however hard the message, is key to building trust in any relationship. So how does this […]


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