Editor’s Column: A bad rap for reps?

At last we finally know who was to blame for all the faults in the financial advisory sector over the past 20 years - it was the appointed reps all the time. Or was it?

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Pandemic plaudits for watchdog - survey

Practitioners say that overall the FCA handled the pandemic well, according to an independent survey.

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FCA wants tougher regulation of appointed reps 

The FCA is consulting on plans to significantly strengthen regulation of appointed representatives (ARs) after analysis showed firms employing appointed reps suffered four times as many complaints as firms not using appointed reps. 

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New CISI Jersey branch President details plans

Paul Groden Chartered FCSI, the new Jersey branch President for the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), is to focus on financial education and inclusion during his term in office. 

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£600m Planner achieves Chartered status for sixth year

Chartered Financial Planning firm The RU Group is celebrating six consecutive years as a Chartered Financial Planning firm. 

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FCA issues consumer warning about firm

The FCA has issued a warning to consumers about credit broker Grosvenor Associate Ltd which may have been one of a number of credit brokers offering unauthorised investments to clients.

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Abrdn to buy Interactive Investor for £1.49bn

Investment manager Abrdn has confirmed plans to buy direct to consumer financial platform Interactive Investor for £1.49bn.

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New FCA rules to boost listed companies

The FCA has unveiled a package of measures to boost the number of listed companies and IPOs in the UK.

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350,000 illegal pension cold calls made since ban

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has punished four firms for making nearly 350,000 illegal pension cold calls since the ban on cold calling was instigated in 2019.

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FOS plans major shake-up to improve service 

The Financial Ombudsman Service is to reform the organisation to provide a better service to customers.

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