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FCA’s Business Plan: Five key points for advisers

Lawyers Paul Edmondson and Pippa Tasker look at the FCA's latest Business Plan and pull out five key points to take away...

FCA sets out proposals to improve standards in funeral market

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has laid out plans to better protect consumers within the funeral plans market.

Pensions guidance nudge ‘skewed’ toward Pension Wise

The FCA must fully consider whether its ‘stronger nudge’ legislation proposals are too skewed toward promoting Pension Wise over other forms of support, Aegon says.

FCA: Firms wanting DB transfer authorisation ‘will be scrutinized’

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said that new firms wishing to gain defined benefit (DB) transfer permissions will be scrutinized.

Nick Flynn: Will FCA Consumer Duty rules finally fix OMO?

Nick Flynn explores FOMO - fear of the open market option - something he hopes will be overcome when the FCA implements its Consumer Duty measures...

Enter now: Gold Standard Awards 2021 open for DFMs and financial advisers

Enter now: Gold Standard Awards 2021 open for DFMs and financial advisers

FCA confirms commitment to reducing pension transfer times

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed reducing transfer times remains a key priority as it continues to back the Star Initiative and encourage all firms in the pensions sector to take part.

Guaranteed returns and 26 complaints: A cold calling campaign that saw £870k in poorly...

Corporate finance and adviser firm Alexander David Securities Limited (ADSL) has been found responsible in relation to more than £874,000-worth of unsuitable pension transfers in 26 separate and public decision notices published by the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Rachel Vahey: The inter-connectedness of all things pension

Rachel Vahey looks at the inter-connectedness of all things pension in her latest article for RP

TPR and FCA join forces to improve pension saving outcomes

The FCA and TPR are asking the industry for feedback on how to improve customer decisions about pensions at key life points.
 

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