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FCA slammed by complaints watchdog over handling of whistleblower

The Complaints Commissioner has slated the FCA over its handling of a whistleblower’s report citing admin errors, poor communication between departments and “insufficient rigour”. The FCA must pay the complainant £300 compensation as well as carrying out a proper assessment of the information and evidence the whistleblower has, if they agree to it. The complainant wrote […]

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Alliance Trust Savings adds DFMs in GBST replatforming

Alliance Trust Savings has completed an upgrade of its advised platform meaning new adviser business will be powered by GBST. The move to the tech firm’s Composer platform is being managed in phases, with existing advised clients yet to be migrated from the old propriety system. As a result advisers will be able to access […]

SFO pressed to cut ‘blockbuster funding’ to tackle staffing issues

The Serious Fraud Office would be better value for money if its dependence on “blockbuster funding” was reduced, according to a government report that found the SFO’s current funding model is leading to staffing gaps. HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate has published a report into the SFO’s governance arrangements that detailed nine recommendations for improvement. […]

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