The pick of this week's articles on IFAonline.co.uk...
Listen to Sants
Outgoing FSA boss Hector Sants claimed the run on Northern Rock could have been avoided if Mervyn King had listened to him.
It is already contentious enough that the regulator is planning to publish warning notices. Now imagine if it does this without even consulting firms first.
Anyone involved in a sweepstake over who will become the chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority finally found out the winner - KPMG's John Griffith-Jones.
The pick of the week's news stories
Money Advice Service
Treasury Select Committee members began hearing evidence about the Money Advice Service, with Moneysaving Expert's Martin Lewis not holding anything back.
Financial Services Bill
It may be a bit of an exaggerated comparison, with very different cases and amounts of money involved, but at least one peer thinks Arch Cru was our Madoff scandal.
If you saw bad behaviour within the industry, would you tell the regulator about it? The regulator thinks you should and wants you to trust it.
It was revealed that Sesame is facing an FSA complaint over allegedly negligent advice given by a member firm.
Platform reporting rules
Following some lobbying efforts from trade bodies and platforms, the FSA delayed the implementation of its platform fund reporting requirements by one year.
The IFA label represents an "irretrievably damaged brand" and should be "consigned to history". That's according one pensions analyst.
Tech stock concerns
DB and a lack of alignment
Encouraging better use of tech
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