The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is planning to update its rules for retail clients advised to buy offshore life insurance bonds, affording them greater protection.
Financial services lobby group TISA has vowed to bring clarity to what the incoming European legislation Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) will mean for advisers and providers.
Concerns are being raised over the disclosure policies of some specialist investment trusts as investors continue to pile into alternative assets.
An adviser fined and banned by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for recommending unsuitable investments to lower income clients is working as an adviser to expatriate clients in Dubai and the Middle East.
A victim of convicted fraudster financial adviser Chris Bladen is fighting banking giant HSBC for compensation, alleging the bank failed to recognise he 'forged' signatures on his account.
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An industry initiative managed by the Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA) and backed by 50 firms and trade bodies has called on the regulator to agree on a ‘common sense' standard for the delivery of guidance to consumers.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has appointed eight law firms to form a new in-house panel, which it expects to manage the majority of its legal advice and representation.
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An independent inquiry into the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) release of information about its investigation into the fair treatment of long standing life company customers could cost up to £10m, according to a costs lawyer.
Thousands of ‘accidental Americans' could be unwittingly caught by the Foreign Accounting and Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) from July, leaving them exposed to US tax liabilities, Vestra Wealth has warned.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and North and West Yorkshire police have this morning arrested one male on suspicion of insider dealing and market abuse.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has fined three Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) firms a total of £4.3m for failings that resulted in up to 140,000 customers receiving delayed payment protection insurance (PPI) redress.
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Legacy trail commission may create a "moral hazard" in which advisers encourage investors to stay in investments longer than they should, analysts at Barclays have warned.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) will conduct a review into the £800bn unit-linked fund sector.
Rebus Investment Solutions, a company which helps investors recoup losses from complex investments which they argue they have been mis-sold, has secured £750,000 of compensation on behalf of five clients invested in a carbon credit scheme.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) wants the power to ban individuals while it is still investigating them for alleged wrongdoing.
A law firm is preparing to launch claims amounting to £23m against Yorkshire Bank for professional negligence related to money invested in Arck LLP.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has answered 22 of advisers' key questions about the ongoing implementation and supervision of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).
An IFA is planning to raise with the Financial Services Authority (FSA) concerns he has that some closed fund companies are not treating customers fairly.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is poised to launch a new consumer awareness campaign next week, after its chief executive admitted its previous £4m drive had failed.
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) will change the wording on its rulings to say that consumers who it has awarded compensation to can also pursue a legal case for redress following a High Court decision last week.
Lawyers have said a High Court ruling permitting a couple to sue their IFA for more than £500,000, despite having accepted the maximum amount of compensation available via the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), is "bad news" for advisers.