The Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) has reported a profit for the second time since 2010, although surplus figures dipped by almost £90,000.
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A former appointed representative of the Sense Network is being investigated by police for allegedly running an unauthorised deposit taking scheme, Police Scotland has confirmed.
Chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel (FSCP) Sue Lewis has told MPs she expects the emergence of "a lot of toxic products" in the retirement sector following the announcement of new pension freedoms in the Budget.
Advisers have rated Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) presentations above 90% for the second quarter in a row, according to a survey by the Personal Finance Society (PFS).
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) expects the guidance guarantee to “help people understand the questions they should be asking”, not offer choices for them, director of policy David Geale has told MPs.
Investors using direct to consumer platforms are now among the largest shareholders in investment trusts, as a post-Retail Distribution Review (RDR) revival for the sector gets underway.
Complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) about annuities and income drawdown products have seen an uptick the since the March Budget, new figures have shown.
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HSBC is to review historical pension transfer cases to see if it is earning trail income for ongoing advice it is not delivering.
The industry should not underestimate the lack of understanding among professional connection partners of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) and its impact on advice firms, a Prudential business consultancy manager has warned.
The regulator has "completely messed up the definition of independence", said professional connections support organisation SIFA, as it claimed 95% of solicitors would still chose IFAs over restricted advisers.
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) is determined to shed its reputation as an anti-adviser body, its chief executive has said.
The former appointed representatives (ARs) of failed network Alpha 2 Omega (A2O) are facing multi-million pound legal claims as the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) tries to claw back the money it paid to mis-sold investors.
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