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Apfa: Time to lower the FSCS levy cap

Earlier this month, the FCA published its business plan for 2016/17 and an accompanying consultation paper on regulated fees and levies over the same period. As the FCA budget had increased, we expressed concerns it needed to be controlled more stringently. Saying that, it was noticeable just how small the size of the FCA bill […]

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FCA sets out revamped pension freedom rules

The FCA has published new rules reacting to the first year of the Government’s pension freedom reforms. The changes include a ban on sending product application forms with wake-up packs, extending advice requirements to UFPLS and introducing more flexibility around the so-called second line of defence. However, in a consultation response published today the regulator […]

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Bank of England maintains interest rates at 0.5%

The Bank of England has maintained interest rates at 0.5 per cent amid uncertainty around the UK’s economy in the lead up to June’s Brexit referendum. It is the third consecutive time the Monetary Policy Committee has voted unanimously to keep rates at their current low levels. Ian McCafferty, once the sole dissenter, voted in […]

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FCA questions 44 more firms about Panama Papers

A further 44 financial services firms have been required by the FCA to complete urgent reviews to address possible ties to the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal. The firms were required to report back to the regulator last weeK. Earlier this month, the FCA wrote to around 20 firms, giving […]

Japan: the Land of the Rising Dividends

By George Boyd-Bowman, Fund Manager at Neptune Many Western investors have long bemoaned the lack of a true dividend culture in Japan, claiming the corporate culture is not tilted in favour of shareholders. Yet today, in the Land of the Rising Sun, we see a fresh impetus to focus on shareholder returns, which is leading […]

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