Regulation

Andy Thompson: FCA’s balancing act on pension transfer advice

Nervousness over pension transfers has understandably reached fever pitch over the past year. In this area of advice, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is...

The pros and cons of contingent charging – FCA paper

The FCA has refrained from any changes to its rules on contingent charging for DB transfers in today's policy paper...

FCA tightens triage rules, bemoans lack of guidance understanding

The FCA has confirmed it will tighten the rules around the triage process in pension transfer advice, while noting respondents to its consultation "showed...

FCA delays decision on DB transfer contingent charging ban

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has held back from making any changes to its rules on contingent charging for defined benefit (DB) transfers in...

Pension transfer specialists must be Level 4-qualified by Oct 2020 – FCA

Pension transfer specialists will be obliged to hold the Level 4 qualification for providing advice on investments by October 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority...

Suitability reports needed for advice against pension transfers – FCA

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to press ahead with its plan to require firms to provide suitability reports for...
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Open letter demands McVey legislates for pensions dashboard

More than 50,000 people have signed an open letter to work and pensions secretary Esther McVey, asking her to legislate...

Adviser to pay out for unsuitable DB pension advice from 1991

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has told Griffins Financial Solutions Limited to compensate a client for unsuitably advising them in...

Three pension companies wound up for ‘misleading’ clients

Three pension enrolment companies have been wound up by the High Court after the Insolvency Service found they had misled clients.

Adrian Boulding: Asset manager charges block pension cost clarity

The Work and Pensions Committee's renewed focus on value for money has put opaque asset management charges under the spotlight, writes Adrian Boulding

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