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Criticism of industry masks fact that RDR changes may not have benefited consumers, says expert

Criticism of the way businesses operating in the retail investment advice market have approached changes in regulation should not disguise the fact that the changes themselves may not be benefiting consumers, an expert has said. 10 Sep 2014

FCA seeks to clarify what constitutes retail investment advice

Platforms that allow prospective investors to use 'decision trees' to determine what investments to make may be considered to be offering regulated advice to those clients in certain circumstances, the UK financial regulator has said. 14 Jul 2014

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FCA says that it "does not want to stand in the way" of UK firms developing simplified advice models

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has given its first indication that it is hoping to loosen regulatory restrictions on firms that provide "simplified" advice targeted at lower-value, non-sophisticated clients. 25 Apr 2014

Many financial advisers failing to clearly detail the cost of their advice, says FCA

The majority of UK financial adviser businesses are failing to provide investors with sufficient information about the cost of their services, according to a study by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 08 Apr 2014

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