Swiss Re’s annual industry protection report reveals that the life assurance protection gap remained static at £2.3 trillion in 2005/6 for the first time ever but the income protection gap grew to £170bn.
The FSA’s principle-based regulation regime is unlikely to work in retail financial services, says former FSA managing director Carol Sergeant. Sergeant, who was John Tiner’s main rival for the job of FSA chief executive and is now Lloyds TSB chief risk director, told the Building Societies’ Association conference in Manchester last week that a prin-ciple-based […]
Aifa is urging the FSA to avoid imposing Mifid requirements on IFA firms. The regulator is telling companies to exploit opportunities presented by the Mifid directive, such as cheaper passporting of services throughout the European Union. But at a London conference last week, FSA managing director Hector Sants said firms should not underestimate the costs […]
Many commentators have suggested the UK’s exit from the European Union will trigger a domino effect, leading to its eventual break-up. Neptune Head of European Equities Rob Burnett discusses the likelihood of this happening. Click here to read more Important informationInvestment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is […]
A firm has had its complaint rejected after being billed by the FCA for a late regulatory return. The firm, which is kepy anonymous in its complaint, went to the Complaints Commissioner after being invoiced £250 by the FCA for a late submission of part of its return, despite claiming that it had made all […]
The FCA has said it is continuing to make contingency plans for all Brexit scenarios, including “no-deal”, as negotiations continue. The government’s latest white paper on Brexit proposed an “equivalance of rules on an outcomes basis” regime for financial services allowing the UK and EU access to each others markets. In a speech by FCA […]
Staff training and management capability must be front and centre in a full cultural reform of the Financial Services Ombudsman, says former Which? chief executive Richard Lloyd. MPs on the Treasury Select Committee met to discuss Lloyd’s independent review into the FOS yesterday. The review was carried out after a Channel 4 documentary in March […]