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FCA retail investment advice consultation: why so little non-advised guidance?

FOCUS: Last year, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said that it wanted to look carefully  at non-advised and simplified advice models and outcomes for their consumers. However, two new papers on retail investment advice now published for consultation... 01 Aug 2014

FCA confirms insurance add-on products are often poor value for consumers

Selling insurance policies as an "add-on" to purchasers of other financial services or products such as cars and mobile phones often lead to consumers purchasing poor value, unnecessary products, the financial services watchdog has confirmed. 29 Jul 2014

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FCA backs separation of research costs from 'dealing commission' after thematic review

UK regulators have backed proposed new EU rules which would further separate the costs of conducting research from dealing commission charges passed on to consumers to cover the cost to a fund manager of executing trades and related services. 15 Jul 2014

Pension scheme trustees should look to longer-term investment risks, says Law Commission

Pension fund trustees can take non-financial considerations, such as ethical concerns or scheme members' quality of life, into account when making investment decisions in certain circumstances, even where this could have implications for investment performance,... 02 Jul 2014

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