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Mark Mifflin, Head of Compliance, Julian Harris Financial Consultants

“Following a review of several CPD systems we decided to use the Money Marketing CPD Centre due to the easy to use interface, the accredited body status allowing for easy application for future SPS documents, the range of study materials and the ability to upload external study material, meaning one system can be used for all our advisers’ CPD needs. From a compliance point of view the report generation tool enables us to easily and accurately identify the progress of advisers towards the 35 hour FSA requirement.”


Brewin head of regulation Barry Howard exits

Brewin Dolphin head of regulation and risk Barry Howard has left the firm. Howard was involved in overseeing regulatory changes over the past decade including the firm’s implementation of RDR, making a “significant contribution” to the firm. Prior to joining Brewin Dolphin as group compliance officer in 2002, Howard was head of compliance at StockAcademy. […]


FCA admits FSA data collection failings

The Financial Conduct Authority says it recognises the way the FSA collected data from firms was poor and has promised it will address the “data and information legacy it inherited”. The regulator has published a “data strategy” paper today on how it will manage and use the information it collects from firms. The FCA says […]


House prices rise 5.4% year-on-year

House prices are up 5.4 per cent year-on-year in August, according to the latest Halifax house price index. The average price in the UK in August reached £170,231 compared to £160,292 in August 2012. Quarterly figures show that three months to August were 2.1 per cent up on the previous three month period. On a […]


Govt set to announce £3bn Royal Mail float

The Government is close to announcing the flotation of Royal Mail in a move which would value the company at up to £3bn. The Financial Times reports although no final decision has yet been made, a Government official told the newspaper “preparations were proceeding at pace”. The flotation of Royal Mail could take place in […]

Powerful estate planning tools ignored or forgotten by wealthy Brits

Canada Life IHT Survey 2016 Only a quarter of wealthy Brits have sought professional estate planning advice to ensure their families don’t pay more tax than required More than a quarter don’t even have a will and just one in five have gifted money Many say they do not need these tools but families would […]


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