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FCA launches 24 investigations into cryptocurrency firms

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has opened 24 investigations into cryptocurrency businesses.

British Steel workers tell us their pension transfer stories

Two British Steel workers talk about their experience of transferring out of their pension scheme, and trying to regain access to their pots.

Alan Shearer adviser banned for abusing insolvent company assets

An IFA who was sued by former client and Premier League legend Alan Shearer has been banned for taking assets from his insolvent company.

Revealed: SJP called for 50% provider FSCS contributions

Advice giant St James's Place lobbied the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to double the 25% provider contributions to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) levy.

#MeToo has helped women in finance, says FCA

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will use the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) to tackle firms who fail to address sexual harassment.

Store First hits out at Business Secretary over investor quiz

Store First has criticised Business Secretary Greg Clark after the government revealed investors had been sent questionnaires regarding the winding up of the self-storage firm and four connected entities.

GDPR data dilemma looms large for advice giants

New privacy rules come into force tomorrow. But in advice, where keeping records is vital to fighting future complaints, how have firms struck the balance? New Model Adviser® asked some of the biggest advice businesses and found contrasting approaches.

'Where is the human?' Five robo firms react to FCA critique

Automated advice firms have welcomed a report published by the Financial Conduct Authority which was critical about firms' handling of suitability and disclosure.

FCA to share more with Insolvency Service in enforcement push

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Insolvency Service, in a bid to increase collaboration around enforcement activities.

Ex-FCA advice chief takes second job since exit from regulator

Former Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) director of life insurance and financial advice, Linda Woodall, has joined the regulatory specialist panel at compliance giant Huntswood.

Video pick
16 Comments Play 'How can you sleep at night owning these shares?' CEO Tapes

'How can you sleep at night owning these shares?' CEO Tapes

Do not miss the first two minutes of this film as Richard Buxton reveals how he was challenged by a client for owning shares in a certain company.

5 Comments Play Fees roundtable: 'If one in three says you're too pricey, that's about right'

Fees roundtable: 'If one in three says you're too pricey, that's about right'

How much is too much when it comes to paying for advice? Step forward Alan Smith, Kay Ingram and Vijay Thakkar to discuss charging, fees and the advice gap.

NMA Profile
10 Comments Adviser profile: Catherine Morgan and John Ward of Essendon Financial Planning

Adviser profile: Catherine Morgan and John Ward of Essendon Financial Planning

A chance meeting between Catherine Morgan and John Ward led to the pair setting up Essendon Financial Planning as an independent firm.