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May Market Economic Commentary

Posted on May 6, 2014 No Comments

The month got off to a gloomy start, especially if you are a Guardian reader. Five signs the global recovery may be an illusion was the headline on one of its main analysis articles, which pointed out that the world of 2014 was not very dissimilar to the world of 2004 – when (we now […]

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October Market Commentary

Posted on October 2, 2013 No Comments

Just when it was all going so well… By and large, the news coming out of world financial centres in September was good. In the UK, Jaguar was planning to create 1,700 more jobs and the OECD were revising their growth forecasts upwards. Shares in the US ‘roared to record levels’ as the Federal Reserve […]

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Political rumblings about the Equitable Life scandal

Posted on August 27, 2013 No Comments

A report by the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC), says that up to 236,000 pension savers with Equitable Life, which collapsed in 2000, or one in five policyholders, might not be traced before what it calls an “arbitrary” deadline of March 2014 for the Government compensation scheme. The seventeenth report from the Public Affairs Committee, […]

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Ten Tips On How To Avoid Identity Fraud

Posted on July 25, 2013 No Comments

Around one in three of us in the UK can expect to be a victim of identity theft or fraud at least once in our lifetime. Two common attacks by criminals are that they either take over your identity or steal your credit/debit card identity. Either way, you can be done by the fraudster, quickly […]

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The Prudential Regulation Authority

Posted on May 1, 2013 No Comments

On 1 April 2013, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) was abolished and the majority of its functions transferred to two new regulators: the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). levitra online no prescription On the same date, the Bank of England took over the FSA’s responsibilities for financial market infrastructures […]

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Out with the FSA and in with the FCA – will it work?

Posted on February 14, 2013 No Comments

As legislation from the Finance Services Act 2012 comes into force on 1 April 2013, two new regulatory bodies, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), both under the direction of the Bank of England, are expected to formally replace the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in a major reform of the […]

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Reforming UK Financial Regulation

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The Financial Services Act, which received Royal Assent on 19 December 2012, establishes a framework for a new system of financial regulation in the UK. A single institution, the Bank of England, will have the responsibility, authority and tools to monitor the UK financial system as a whole, and respond accordingly. The reforms will also […]

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The Retail Distribution Review (RDR)

Posted on September 18, 2012 No Comments

On 31 December 2012, the Financial Services Authority is changing the rules about how financial advisers must be qualified, how they describe their services and the way consumers pay for them. These changes are commonly known as the ‘Retail Distribution Review’. You are likely to hear more about this in the media over the next […]

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IFP host successful seminar for solicitors

Posted on March 29, 2012 1 Comment

Informed Financial Planning ran – in conjunction with buy viagra SIFA – a successful compliance seminar for solicitors on 27th March at the Village Hotel in Hessle. It was well received by the solicitors who attended with the feedback provided excellent. The seminar was motivated by some of the changes in the Legal Services Act […]

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Key questions you should now be asking your IFA

Posted on February 8, 2012 No Comments

Thousands and thousands of clients across the UK have long-standing and happy relationships with their Independent Financial Adviser. However, the world of financial online pharmacy services is changing on December 31st this year, and it may be that your independent adviser is no longer fully independent after that date. The Financial Services Authority is implementing […]

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