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Out of Context: “Will you please escort this man from the premises, otherwise he won’t leave.”

“Will you please escort this man from the premises, otherwise he won’t leave.”

Work and Pension select committee member Mike Thornton to MM hack after an interview.

“I’m not sitting on my hands, I’m dragging my heels, and they’re Christian Louboutins.”

IFA Susan Hill on Martin Wheatley’s claim advisers have been “sitting on their hands” since the RDR. 

“He was talking to a non-specialist audience, the House of Commons.”

Pensions minister Steve Webb on George Osborne describing guidance guarantee as advice. 



Pete Matthew: The pros and cons of online advice

Insurance agents have since gone the way of the dinosaur but even advisers and financial planners tend to be based in a local office serving a local clientele. If a client moves away, then we may continue to serve them, holding meetings when they revisit the area, or occasionally we may go and see them […]


FCA’s Martin Wheatley wins Which? Positive Change award

FCA chief executive Martin Wheatley has been awarded the Which? Positive Change award for changing the regulatory culture and putting consumers first. Wheatley has described winning the award as a “milestone” in the regulator’s relationship with consumer groups. He was given the award yesterday. Which? executive director Richard Lloyd says: “Under Martin’s leadership the FCA has […]


Man jailed for faking death in £1m life insurance fraud

A man has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail for faking his death in a £1.1m life insurance fraud. Sanjay Kumar was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court today after pleading guilty to six counts of fraud by false representation. His wife, Anju Kumar, pleaded guilty to two counts of the same […]


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