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The FCA is back with a bang, having welcomed advisers back from the Easter break with no less than four major publications setting out its priorities and areas of focus for the next financial year. The regulator, quite rightly, continues to focus on transparency of retail investments. It has used its “mission” document to keep […]
Mark Sands and Tessa Norman The Treasury is facing calls to revisit the way it handles FCA fines amid mounting concern about a lack of transparency in the current system. Historically, excesses in fine revenue were directed back to firms to reduce overall regulatory costs. However, regulatory fines handed out since April 2012 have passed […]
The FCA has published its mission document giving firms a blueprint to define the regulator’s remit and how it makes its decisions. The FCA launched a consultation on its mission in October which included discussions about vulnerable customers, the FCA’s role in redress schemes and its approach to enforcement. FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey has […]
FCA warns of the damage to co-operation among global regulators if the Trump administration unwinds the regime for failing banks In an interview with the Financial Times in Washington, FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey says there is a risk to the confidence international regulators would have in the US if it scrapped its system for […]
Artemis European Opportunities Fund manager Mark Page is questioned about the merits of investing in Spanish supermarket group, Dia. Dia is a 7,000-store Spanish discount supermarket chain. But with cheaper food prices coming on to the market and an improving Spanish economy, journalist Alexis Xydias questions Mark about its inclusion in the Artemis European Opportunities […]
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The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has today declared The Lifetime Sipp Company in default. Lifetime Sipp was placed into administration in March 2018 and later went into liquidation on the 2 April 2019. The complexity of claims related Lifetime Sipp’s books and led to the FSCS having to spend a lot of time making detailed […]
Most of us have been plagued by unsolicited emails, texts, calls and unsavoury adverts trying to persuade us to claim for payment protection insurance or road accidents that never happened. Now claims managers have fallen under the auspices of FCA regulation and are shortly to lose their golden PPI egg, they are desperately searching for […]
I am conscious I have been a pessimistic voice on the topic of defined benefit transfers, but I find the recent drop in the number of them as puzzling and concerning as the rise that came before it. There are many who say it is natural for the demand to reduce because those who should […]