Regulation

FCA weighs up U-turn to ban contingent charging on DB transfers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting on plans to ban contingent charging on defined benefit (DB) transfer advice.

Firms with transfer permissions to submit data to FCA every six months

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is looking to require adviser firms with pension transfer permissions to submit data to the...

FCA to implement compulsory investment pathways for non-advised drawdown

Defined contribution (DC) drawdown providers will have to offer non-advised consumers investment pathways from August 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said.

FCA looks to tighten up defined benefit transfer protections

The Financial Conduct Authority has unveiled a range of pension-related proposals with a view to improving the quality of pension...

FCA fines Standard Life Assurance £31m for non-advised annuity sales failures

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Standard Life Assurance (SLA) nearly £31m after its practices led to conflicts of...

TPR launches probe into ‘shape-shifting employers’ dodging AE duties

Companies which have tried to dodge their pension duties by changing their identities are being "hunted" by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in...

Thai hotels, olive trees and ‘conflicts of interest’ – Portafina’s complaints laid bare

In the early part of this decade, advice firm Portafina, then known as Portal Financial, recommended a number of clients...

DB transfers, PII issues and SIPP market drama… what you missed at the RP...

Defined benefit transfers, PI insurance and self-invested personal pension (SIPP) court cases were at the top of the agenda at the Retirement Planner Forum...

‘We will be closing down firms’ – the FCA’s Megan Butler

Pulling no punches, FCA director of supervision Megan Butler has told RP's sister publication Professional Adviser that the regulator will be...

What can we learn from the FCA’s DB data dive?

This morning (19 June), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released data from its probe into the defined benefit (DB) transfer...
 

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