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Discussions about qualifications usually revolve around Level 4 or Level 6. However, many businesses have a need to train staff who have little or no knowledge of financial services, and who do not need to jump in at the deep end with Level 4 exams. Indeed, we often hear from managers that are not sure […]

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FTSE dives as Brexit fears take hold

The FTSE index has dropped 6 per cent in the past four days as pollsters showed a vote to Brexit has become more likely. The FTSE 100 ended the day down 2 per cent yesterday, at 5,923, the lowest point for the index since February. Yesterday marked the fourth day of losses for the index as fears […]

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Platforum: The in and the out of it

It is worth remembering that while aspects of financial services are international, some parts are very domestically oriented which is the case for much of retail financial services. What happens next is that advisers, discretionary fund managers and domestic retail fund groups will continue to compete hammer and tongs with each other in what is […]

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FSCS chief: PI cover is not fit for purpose

Financial Services Compensation Scheme chief executive Mark Neale has hit out at advisers’ professional indemnity insurance as being unfit for purpose and called on PI insurers to reveal how they decide what premiums to charge. Speaking at our flagship Money Marketing Interactive adviser conference in London last week, Neale criticised the way the current PI […]

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