An adviser has started a petition to Parliament calling for a vote of no confidence in the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) and for it to be brought under the remit of common law.
A small IFA firm has used its love of social media to create an automated financial advice service for those priced out and cut-off from traditional advice.
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