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Financial services firm True Potential (TP) has posted a further rise in profits in its half year results and has credited its "focus on providing technology" for its continued success.
Charles Stanley has said it is approaching the coming months with caution after witnessing falling commission income, and significant costs to invest in the business.
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has fended off an increasing number of pension complaints in the first quarter of this year as the number of complaints increased but uphold rates dropped.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined a former senior J.P. Morgan banker £450,000 after he disclosed inside information to contacts.
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Ashcourt Rowan has announced chief operating officer Richard Sinclair is to leave the group at the end of the month.
The proposed role of the Money Advice Service (MAS) in delivering financial guidance to thousands of retirees is "concerning", according to Treasury Select Committee (TSC) chairman Andrew Tyrie.
Financial advisers could pay a larger share of the costs for delivering the government's ‘guidance guarantee' than pension providers.
Stakeholders have welcomed the government's decision to mandate regulated advice for those seeking to transfer out of a private sector defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.
Pensions minister Steve Webb has given the clearest indication yet of the make-up of the government's retirement ‘guidance guarantee', which will include a clear "hand off" to full advice for those who need it.
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The prospect of a 'regulatory dividend' for advisory firms - proposed by the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) - has been all but ruled out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) chief executive Mark Neale has said the service "hopes" to be able to publish a full account of what it has clawed back from firms who mis-sold Keydata products next year.
Advisers' hopes for the re-introduction of a long-stop on client complaints have suffered a blow after Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chief Martin Wheatley suggested the regulator's investigation into the matter may have hit a roadblock.
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