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Collapsed Sipp provider racks up £56m in compensation claims

Compensation claims against collapsed Sipp firm Lifetime Sipp Company have been valued at nearly £56m, with potentially more in the pipeline, according to its administrators. In a report published on Companies House today, Kingston Smith & Partners gives a breakdown of claims against the provider that went into administration earlier this year. Kingston Smith & […]

When and how chargeable gains are taxed

You may have clients holding UK and international bonds, both of which are subject to income tax under the chargeable events regime. With an international bond, investors benefit from growth that is largely free of tax as no UK tax is imposed on the income and gains in the underlying funds. However, under a UK […]

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Intrinsic chief: Why I support contingent charging

A ban would worsen customer outcomes in most cases The report earlier this year from the work and pensions select committee on British Steel Pension Schemes is not ambiguous when it comes to contingent charging. It wants a ban. The report offered several examples of poor behaviour, which have no place in our modern profession and only serve […]

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FCA robo review a wake-up call for the industry

An FCA review of automated investment advice has given a wake-up call to robo-advisers to meet the same standards as traditional advisers. Finance & Technology Research Centre director Ian McKenna says the regulator has worked hard with the industry to raise standards and he now hopes it can do the same with robo-advisers. He says: […]

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