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FCA pushes for claims firm fee transparency

The FCA has announced its proposals for regulating claims management firms, including plans to force them to show their fees up front and signpost free organisations like the Financial Ombudsman Service. The FCA will take over the regulation of claims companies from next April. Ahead of the move, it plans to require claims firms to […]

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Recruitment bosses plead guilty after posing as staff to stop workers’ pension payments

Two directors and five senior staff of a national recruitment agency face sentencing after they were found impersonating temporary workers in order to opt them out of their workplace pension scheme. Workchain directors Phil Tong and Adam Hinkley and five senior staff were prosecuted by The Pensions Regulator for an offence of unauthorised access to […]

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Morningstar downgrades Woodford’s equity income fund

In a new blow for Neil Woodford, Morningstar has downgraded his signature £6bn equity income fund from silver to bronze following concerns about its positioning. Morningstar senior research analyst Peter Brunt says that “extreme positioning” in less-liquid parts of the market have made the fund “less nimble” than others. He says: “While Neil Woodford is […]

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Challenges and opportunities

By Sarah Scott, marketing consultant On 22 February this year the charity Diabetes UK launched a fundraising initiative, #Swim22. They challenged individuals to swim 22 miles over the course of 89 days – a distance that equates to the width of the English Channel. Because of the time period the challenge is spread over, it […]

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