Initiative to make mortgage comparison easier
Most customers are receiving suitable mortgage advice but some firms rely too heavily on tightly structured processes, which force their advisers to bend information to give supposedly 'suitable advice', the regulator has found.
A shadow minister has claimed the FSA's Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) initiative has failed to adequately protect consumers.
Saffron Building Society's John Eastgate on why direct channels still cannot compete with intermediaries
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) will not seek to redact the names of businesses when it makes public its final decisions following a client complaint.
Somewhere in the 100-plus pages of the RDR the FSA says advisers will have the freedom to choose how they charge for their services. But is that what they want?
IntelliFlo has launched a set of tools which allow pension and investment advisers to tailor financial plans for their clients' future.
The pension switching review has implications for the entire market including platform to platform re-registration, Skandia says
Novia, the new wrap platform founded by Bill Vasilieff, claims to have already taken business from the big three fund supermarkets just weeks after launching its proposition.
A computer-based system designed to help advisers prepare for FSA ARROW visits, which the regulator says will now include TCF competency, has been launched.
The FSA has told lenders to ensure they exercise the principles of TCF for customers on tracker mortgages.
Competent Adviser has released its TCF Toolbox to help mortgage brokers and IFAs meet the FSA's December deadline for full implementation.
A website designed to help advisers meet their compliance and regulatory targets has been re-launched.
Ascentric has become the second wrap platform to link to the FinQS-developed TCF Centre tool.
New wrap platform Novia Financial has formed a partnership with technology provider FinQS to offer cost effective TCF management information tools for advisers.
New wealth management platform Novia has linked with technology provider FinQS to develop tools to aid advisers with TCF responsibilities.
The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has hit back at the FSA for suggesting specialist lenders are not adhering to TCF principles when handling arrears.
Annuity firms must do more to ensure the fair treatment of pension customers, an FSA review into the Open Market Option (OMO) says.
Just 13pc of assessed firms met the FSA's March deadline for TCF, the regulator revealed today in its latest update.
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FSA chief executive Hector Sants is today accused of making "completely contradictory" statements on the issue of dual pricing in an open letter from mortgage adviser Stuart Duncan.
Dominic Fraser-Smith discusses the implications of the new FSA Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) deadlines for equity release
The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) has produced a guide on Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) for small firms, ahead of the FSA's March deadline.