The FSA will begin its crackdown on small firms’ implementation of Treating Customers Fairly principles in March, with Northern Ireland the first area to be targeted.The process will include a regional roadshow, followed by structured visits or telephone interviews of firms in the same area.The FSA says its assessments will test the progress being made […]
With 23 auto-enrolment compliance notices issued by the Pensions Regulator, and an evolving legislative landscape meaning previously compliant schemes may now be in breach of regulation, now is the time to think about auditing your auto-enrolment scheme. Johnson Fleming is hosting a webinar on 9 October at 11:00 on how to audit your scheme to ensure compliance, avoid breaches and fines and overcome data issues.
Pension scheme members will be given powers under new government rules to hold their schemes to account over how social and environmental factors impact their investments. Trustees will be required to produce a policy that includes an assessment of the sustainability of their investment decisions. This policy will be available to members so they can […]
The New Model Business Academy is running a free financial education programme for teenagers that will be delivered by advisers. NMBA, part of the SimplyBiz Group, is partnering with M&G Investments, Zurich, Vanguard and BMO Global Asset Management to sponsor the programme. The programme will be delivered by financial advisers who have contacts at schools, […]
We must support each other more in our different roles. After all, we both exist for the same reason Why do financial journalists exist? I am sure that it is a question many IFAs ask, especially when they read things they think are wrong, dangerous or fail to end with “find a good, qualified financial […]