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Revealed: Where Financial Ltd went wrong on adviser recruitment

23 July 2014 3:28 pm

FCA final notice for Financial Ltd reveals catalogue of failings on recruitment and supervision of advisers. 


LV= introduces electronic annuity applications

23 July 2014 3:27 pm

Provider introduces fully paperless process powered by TOMAS.

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FOS names new chief executive

23 July 2014 3:12 pm

Principal ombudsman Caroline Wayman will head up the FOS with immediate effect.


HMRC to review VCT and EIS taxation

23 July 2014 3:04 pm

Review to focus on effects of expansion to tax scheme in 2012.


Santander set to introduce LTI cap on residential loans

23 July 2014 1:18 pm

Santander is the latest lender to introduce a cap on loan-to-income ratios, following Lloyds, RBS and Nationwide.

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Fidelity launches UK retirement service and drops Annuity Direct brand

23 July 2014 12:44 pm

Fidelity has launched a UK retirement service for advisers and direct customers in the wake of the Budget reforms.


FCA: 80% of Financial Ltd Ucis sales could be unsuitable

23 July 2014 12:32 pm

Redress may be due to customers over Ucis and pension-switching recommendations. 


L&G hires Aviva Investors manager for multi-asset team

23 July 2014 12:30 pm

Andrzej Pioch will work alongside the firm’s multi-asset team.


Gallagher parent acquires Baker Tilly Employee Benefits

23 July 2014 11:32 am

The latest deal follows the recent acquisitions of Oval and employee communications firm Shilling.

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Mel Kenny

Mel Kenny: Don't give yourself away for free

22 July 2014 9:00 am

Defining whether you want to operate as a specialist or generalist is becoming a core requirement for advisers in establishing their proposition.

Keith Richards

Keith Richards: Govt must focus on addressing the protection gap

21 July 2014 8:00 am

With one of the worst protection gaps in Europe, what will it take to address the issue? 


Osborne must be bold on pensions guidance

18 July 2014 4:05 pm

If the Chancellor wants the political cover guidance could bring it will have to be as bold as the pension freedom agenda.

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