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        FCA warns over corporate bond fund risks

        Professional Adviser | 25 Jul 2014 | 14:07

        The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a fresh warning to consumers about the risks of investing in corporate bond funds.

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        Lawyer declares Berkeley Burke ruling a ‘game changer' for SIPP providers

        Self-invested personal pension (SIPP) providers "must feel very nervous" today, according to a law firm, after the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) made a "game changer" of a decision against Berkeley Burke SIPP Administration.

        Professional Adviser | 25 Jul 2014 | 14:03
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        NS&I ups total premium bond prize fund to £55m

        National Savings & Investments (NS&I) is to increase its annual prize fund rate on premium bonds.

        Professional Adviser | 25 Jul 2014 | 13:17

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      Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 15:34
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      Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 10:03
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      Rathbones to pay £15m to end Jersey trust battle

      Wealth manager Rathbone Brothers has agreed to pay £15m as part of a conditional settlement to end a two-year dispute involving a former director which has already cost it £5m in legal fees.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 09:28
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      Brooks Macdonald poised to complete takeover as assets grow 28%

      Brooks Macdonald said today it will complete a deal to buy risk-adjusted funds house Levitas Investment Management "imminently" after reporting another jump in discretionary assets under management.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 08:04
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      Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 08:00
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      Asset Allocator's Soapbox: Keeping clients’ eyes on the prize

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      Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 08:00
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      PA Portfolio: Is it time to take risk off the table?

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      Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 08:00
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      Sector report: Are we too late to the UK small-caps party?

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      Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 08:00
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      'Risk of debt peril' when interest rates rise

      A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 07:55
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      FOS names Caroline Wayman chief ombudsman and CEO

      The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has named Caroline Wayman as its chief ombudsman and CEO, succeeding Natalie Ceeney.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 15:31
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      Ten mistakes that led to Financial's landmark FCA recruitment ban

      Network Financial has been banned from recruiting any new advisers for four months - the first time the regulator has used this power - as punishment for "serious" failings in the running of the business. So what went wrong?

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 12:28
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      FCA imposes landmark recruitment ban on network - which escapes £12m fine

      The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has used its suspension power for the first time to ban two subsidiaries of the Financial Group - network Financial Ltd and separate firm Investments Ltd - from recruiting new appointed representatives (ARs) and individual advisers for a period of four and a half months.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 10:49
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      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 10:16
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