Davies: Get ready for December senior manager deadline
Incoming senior manager rules will demand a more definitive understanding of where responsibility lies, encouraging stronger structure and organisation within firmsBy Chris Davies - 14 June 2019, 07:31
Phoenixing: why we're calling for FCA action on liquidators
It is good news that the Financial Conduct Authority will be working closely with the Insolvency service in the fight against phoenixing, but it needs to recognise there are further problems to be addressed
Hague calls for 'aggressive' regulation shake-up after Brexit
Deregulating may be the only way of keeping the British economy attractive to inward investors if Britain exits the European Union without a deal, according to the former foreign secretary.
Is Maps lost? Guidance body is listening but not talking
As Money and Pensions Service chief executive John Govett resigns, Ollie Smith asks what on Earth is going on at the government's guidance provider
RDR Review: calls for FCA to act as tighter regulation widens advice gap
In their response to the regulator’s RDR review, both Pimfa and Quilter agree the retail distribution review has improved professionalism, but at a cost to clients
FCA indicates Woodford could trigger overhaul of fund rules
FCA chief Andrew Bailey has said the suspension of Woodford's fund has raised serious questions about the regulatory approach to illiquid assets.
Claims firms using 'fictitious names' to win redress, FCA warns
The regulator has evidence of claims firms fabricating claims to financial firms and has warned it will act with impunity if it encounters wrongdoing
How to fix your annual client review Achilles’ heel
Advisers reveal annual client reviews are keeping them up at night. It’s time to put this recurring nightmare to bed
Advice giant profit struggle, as restricted revenues rise
Although 96% of advice firms were profitable in 2018 it was the larger firms that struggled to make a profit. Meanwhile restricted firms have been earning an increasing proportion of advice market revenues.
Advice fee revenue jumps 15% to £4.4bn
The total value of advisers’ fees jumped in 2018 by over 15% with the total reaching £4.4 billion, according to data from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)