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FCA consultation on social media and financial advice tackles complex issues, say experts

FOCUS: Regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is aiming to provide welcome guidance on a complicated area that innovative investment product providers will have to get right – social media. 01 Oct 2014

EEA Life mis-selling case prompts further warning to advisers over unsuitability of 'death bond' investments

Firms that recommended or sold investments into the Guernsey-based EEA Life Settlements Fund to their clients have been urged to "re-examine" those sales to make sure that they have not been promoting unsuitable products, the regulator has said. 26 Sep 2014

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Competition watchdog bans deals between motor insurance and price comparison websites

Exclusive pricing deals between car insurance providers and price comparison websites (PCWs) will be banned, the UK's competition watchdog has confirmed, as part of its plans to increase competition and reduce the cost of insurance premiums for drivers. 26 Sep 2014

Regulatory uncertainty could hamper retail investment firms' digital maturity, warn experts

FOCUS: Digital technology is transforming almost every industry leaving business models, products, and services obsolete as more customer-centric, cost efficient online alternatives take their place. Retail investment businesses are a long way from full digital... 25 Sep 2014

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