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Cost of skilled persons reports hits £145m

29 August 2014 3:34 pm

Though there are fewer S166 reviews under the FCA the average cost has more than quadrupled to £3m.

Andrew Tyrie

Tyrie questions FCA over cost of skilled person reports

29 August 2014 1:23 pm

Treasury select committee chair Andrew Tyrie says he is “particularly concerned” about cost to firms and customers.


Behind the scenes at latest rogue Ucis advice firm

29 August 2014 1:21 pm

Financial adviser banned and fined by the FCA misled thousands of consumers. 


Coutts sets aside £110m for advice review

29 August 2014 1:15 pm

The RBS group says the review into the suitability of investment advice pre-RDR is currently “ongoing.”


FCA reopens over two million PPI complaints

29 August 2014 11:13 am

Regulator asks firms to review complaints about missold PPI as redress bill hits £16bn.


Ardevora’s Lang: The fundamental problem with Tesco

29 August 2014 10:49 am

Ardevora partner Jeremy Lang says the UK supermarket “significantly underestimates the market’s structural evolution”.


FCA bans and fines adviser £350k for Ucis failings

29 August 2014 9:55 am

Director of London-based advice firm promoted Ucis without adequate checks. 


House prices rises hit 11%

29 August 2014 8:54 am

Average UK property increased in valued by 11 per cent year-on-year in August.


Japan economy shows signs of stagnation

29 August 2014 8:48 am

Japanese GDP contracted sharply during Q2 following increase in consumption tax.

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Steve Tolley

Why can't banks admit PPI failures?

29 August 2014 1:24 pm

Despite £16bn in consumer redress some firms are still refusing to face up to what they have done.

Freddie Findlater

The Platforum: Strategic decisions and legacy platforms

28 August 2014 4:00 pm

Some advisers’ clients may be held on a platform for historical reasons rather than being the adviser’s actual platform of choice. 


How to get more of the right clients – and more income

28 August 2014 2:00 pm

Slowly the wheel has turned, and many IFAs now seem ready to build a bit more scale on top of the solid foundations they have carefully built

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