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The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has said it does not expect to raise an interim levy in any sector this year, though CEO Mark Neale said he recognises this will come as "cold comfort" to some advisers.
Has one IFA's unusual hobby highlighted questionable FOS decisions?
Advisers are calling on regulators to introduce rules restricting the contact product providers can have with their clients.
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.
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Almost half of advisers believe the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) is unfair when adjudicating on advice cases, research suggests.
The introduction of ‘safe harbour' legislation for financial advisers would be a welcome step towards rebalancing liability between advisers and clients, according to one stakeholder, after the government announced a major review looking at how advice...
Alastair Rush picks the areas he thinks the government's advice review should focus on...
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Millions of "totally disenfranchised" savers could return to financial advice as a result of the government's wide-scale review, adviser Keith Churchouse has said.
A major review into consumer access to the financial advice market has been launched by HM Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
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The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has listened to industry complaints about the burden of regulatory cost and cut its budget by 11% for the coming year.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is set to be heavily criticised over its decision to leak details of an upcoming insurance probe to a national newspaper, inadvertently causing shares in several major life companies to plummet, according to reports....
The proportion of complaints against advisory groups found in favour of the consumer is significantly below the average for the sector, the Financial Ombudsman Service's (FOS's) latest data shows.
Mortgage network Pink has said all its intermediaries will now discuss income protection with clients from the first meeting onwards.
Clients who buy the same protection products via Sesame could pay vastly different premiums amounting to thousands of pounds more depending on which of the network's two types of adviser they deal with, an investigation by Professional Adviser has revealed....
The total costs of an independent report into the Financial Conduct Authority's strategy to brief a national newspaper on one of its high-profile regulatory projects are approaching £4m.
A strategy by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to leak details of one of its upcoming projects to a national newspaper - a decision which sparked huge falls in the share prices of several major life companies - was "high risk" and inadequate, according...
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has ruled out charging "nominal" fees to complainants, agreeing with Parliament's view the service must be free to ensure the public's confidence in it.
Treasury Committee chairman Andrew Tyrie has said the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) must engage more with the regulated community and do more for consumers, as the City watchdog announced sweeping structural and personnel changes following a strategic...
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a number of recommendations on how financial services firms can improve the way they handle complaints, including removing a rule stating that not all gripes must be reported to it.