Peter Hamilton: Could the FCA handle a return of the tied salesforce?

According to the FCA and the Treasury, the express purpose of the Financial Advice Market Review is “…to look at how financial advice could work better for consumers. The Review has a wide scope and aims to look across the financial services market to improve the availability of advice to people, particularly those who do […]

Why succession plans should not be kept secret

For most us there comes a time when we begin to think about retiring or at least doing less. For those of you running an advice firm there are other people to think about: your fellow directors or partners (if you are not operating on your own), your advisers and staff, and, not least, your […]

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Senior bankers “terrified” by accountability rules

City bankers are said to be “terrified” of new accountability rules which came into force this week. The new senior manager and certification regime came into effect for banks, building societies, credit unions and insurers on 7 March, and will be extended across financial services by 2018. However, according to the Financial Times, bank bosses […]


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