The pick of this week's articles on IFAonline...
St James's Place
Here's one you don't read about too often: the governor of the Bank of England admitting he could have done more to avert the financial crisis.
The pick of this week's articles
Claims management companies
Advisers keep telling us about the hassle they are getting from claims management companies, so we reported on how one IFA is fighting back.
A strong slap on the wrist for one financial planning firm, fined £26,600 by the FSA for failings in relation to the protection of client money.
He's not exactly about to join the queue at the local soup kitchen, but Hargreaves Lansdown co-founder Peter Hargreaves' personal wealth took a £200m hit over the past 12 months.
Money Advice Service
Don't hold your breath on the FSA actually doing anything about it, but MPs are going to be taking a closer look at the Money Advice Service.
There was a warning from Aegon that self-invested personal pension (SIPP) disclosure changes proposed by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) could disrupt the implementation of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).
Prudential became the latest provider to announce details of products which will be eligible for adviser charging come 1 January 2013.
The authorities have been ramping up efforts to battle boiler room schemes in recent years, and one fraudster was sent to jail for four and a half years for his role in a £27.5m scheme.
EIS and Seed EIS sectors
'Truly making a difference'
Avoidance, evasion and non-compliance
From 6 April 2019