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News items | 01 Nov 2011
The FSA has issued guidance to warn that traded life policy investments (TLPIs) are high risk, toxic products that are generally unsuitable for the majority of UK retail investors and should therefore not be promoted to them. TLPIs are known as 'death bonds' because investors are putting thei...
News items | 01 Oct 2011
Having published draft guidance on their website the FSA has now issued final guidance. Included are the following actions firms should take:
Technical articles | 01 Oct 2011
No one can say that the past few months have not been exciting for investors. A combination of continuing uncertainty in the European single currency zone over whether the heavily indebted countries can continue to be bailed out, along with fears that the UK may dip back into recession agai...
Technical articles | 01 Oct 2011
Following the 2010 general election, the incoming UK government announced its decision to reverse many of the provisions of the FSMA 2000. The underlying reasons for this regime change relate to perceived failures in banking regulation; nevertheless the regulation of insurance, investment a...
News items | 01 Aug 2011
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has published information on the consultation process for general guidance making in relation to their rules. As a brief overview, the FSA aims to:
News items | 01 Aug 2011
The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) has welcomed proposed draft guidelines from the FSA on the selling of general insurance policies through price comparison websites. BIBA said in its formal response that the guidance was a practical move towards improving consumer protection a...
Technical articles | 01 Aug 2011
In this article, which is the first in a series on the subject of keyperson cover, we consider the subject in general terms. In later articles we will review particular aspects of the cover.
News items | 01 Jul 2011
The FSA's Remuneration Code limits the circumstances in which a firm may offer a guaranteed award of remuneration. Firms are generally clear on how this applies to 'sign on' awards (i.e. fixed awards to incentivise an individual to join the firm). But firms have sought more clarity on when th...
01 Jun 2011
The recording of the London Adviser Charging event is now live and can be viewed using the links below. The recording has been split into the different sessions held on the day for ease of watching. In association with JP Morgan and Legal & General the experts have separated fact from...

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