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FCA warns MMR 'gamers' in echo of RDR threat

Professional Adviser | 22 Apr 2014 | 22:21 | Regulation

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will be on the look out for "gaming activity" of any kind following the implementation of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR), with the falsification of income levels of particular interest, it warned.

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Three things to remember about client reviews: they should be regular; they shouldn't only be about investment performance; and they can help create absolute confidence in clients' minds about what you do. Business consultant Steve Billingham explains more in this short video...

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Retirees to be told life expectancy as part of Budget 'guidance'

Retirees receiving financial 'guidance' via the government's 'right-to-advice' promise outlined at Budget 2014 will also be told how long they are likely to live to help inform their decision about what to do with their retirement savings, Steve Webb has said.

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Retirement Planner Forum & Awards 2014

06 Jun 2014 - 06 Jun 2014

London, UK

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International Fund & Product Awards 2014

16 Jun 2014 - 16 Jun 2014

London, UK

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COVER Breakfast Briefings

26 Jun 2014 - 26 Jun 2014

London, UK

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Protected Product Review Awards 2013

Who picked up the gongs this year?

Advisers and providers gathered at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on 20 November to celebrate the ingenuity and the graft displayed in the protected product arena throughout the last 12 months. These awards are growing in popularity every year, and our congratulations go to the winners and highly commended.

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