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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found “unacceptable” failings concerning advisers’ disclosure of their fees and status and is planning to turn up the heat on firms to get it right. But what do advisers think is going wrong?
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Nearly three quarters of firms are still failing to show clients the true cost of advice, the regulator has found in what it calls a "wake-up call" for the industry which has already put two firms at risk of enforcement action.
IFA consolidators have been snapping up firms since the implementation of the RDR left some advisers looking for an exit. But what happens when you decide to sell? Laura Miller finds out...
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