General Election June 2017: the aftermath »
Short paper outlining how the outcome of the General Election is
likely to impact on the Government's forthcoming legislative
SMCR Update, Analysis & Implications »
The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) which has
caught senior executives and important functions in deposit-taking
institutions since 2016 will extend to all financial services firms
FCA consultation CP17/7 on the transposition of the European Insurance Distribution Directive »
The Chartered Insurance Institute welcomes the transposition of the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD), and looks forward to working with the FCA and Treasury in its implementation. We have been actively involved in discussions leading to the current professionalism provisions within the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) since before the European Commission first consulted on a possible proposal for a re-cast Insurance Mediation Directive in 2011.
Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) »
Briefing summarising the FCA implementation of the Insurance
Distribution Directive including professionalism requirements.
Pensions independent governance committees: perceptions of value »
Summary of extensive research into the new Independent
Governance Committees set up by defined-contribution pension
FCA Business Plan 2017-18, Risk Outlook and Future Mission »
The FCA Business Plan sets out potential risks and priorities
for the year. Technology figures strongly on the regulator's list
of areas to watch for.
Will planning in the era of the residence nil rate band »
As surely everybody knows by now, for deaths occurring after 5
April 2017 an additional IHT allowance is available in respect of a
residence which the testator owns or has owned in the past. This is
called the "residence nil rate band" (RNRB) and is given by an
increase in the standard nil rate band available to the individual.
Although the RNRB has also been referred to as the "main" residence
nil rate band, this is incorrect. For a property to qualify under
the RNRB legislation, it is sufficient for the property to have
been a residence (i.e. not necessarily a main residence) of the
deceased at some point.
Rewards without all of the risks »
Investors seem to be a little less convinced about reflation
trades now than they did at the turn of the year. Back then the
rise in inflation (which would spike if Trump's fiscal stimuli came
through), prompting investors to sell bonds and buy equities, was
the single big issue that framed any conversations between brokers,
investors and traders.
CII and IFC join forces to tackle insurance gap for women globally »
The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and IFC (International
Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group, have signed
a memorandum of understanding, joining forces to tackle the
protection gap faced by women, increase their knowledge of risk and
access to insurance.
FCA CP16-42 on FSCS funding »
The Personal Finance Society welcomes the review of FSCS funding
and the implicit recognition within the consultation that the
current system is unfair to Financial Adviser intermediaries.