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FCA plans to ban 'opt-out' sales of add-on insurance products

UK financial services firms will be banned from using pre-ticked boxes and other methods to sell customers additional 'add-on' products when they are purchasing regulated financial products under plans published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 26 Mar 2015

Ofgem's focus on price comparison website commission raises questions for the insurance sector and others

FOCUS: Price comparison websites for insurance, investments and other financial services could face stiffer regulation if the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) follows the energy regulator's lead in introducing rules that connect higher commission payments... 06 Feb 2015

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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

Centralised driver data sharing service for motor insurance industry gets underway

The government's Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLS) will share some driver details with insurers to help calculate premiums. The information will only be shared with drivers' permission. 11 Dec 2014

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