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FCA issues final guidance on what constitutes retail investment advice

The UK's City watchdog has issued new finalised guidance on what it considers to constitute the provision of regulated retail investment advice and personal recommendations. 22 Jan 2015

Consumers confused about difference between "independent" and "restricted" advice, says FCA, as first post-RDR review published

Consumers are still struggling to understand the meanings of the regulatory labels applied to different types of financial advice, such as "independent" and "restricted", two years after the introduction of new transparency rules, the Financial Conduct Authority... 16 Dec 2014

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Financial advisers will be crucial to local authorities' provision of social care funding advice, says expert

FOCUS: The UK government is developing the rules that will govern local authorities' provision of advice on adult social care. Financial advisers should play an important part in this. 22 Oct 2014

Financial ombudsman could remain barrier to retail investment innovation, says expert

FOCUS: Unless financial regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) reins in the ability of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to challenge sales of financial products based on simplified advice, innovation in that market is unlikely to flourish. ... 16 Oct 2014

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