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Website Update

As you may have seen or heard in the national press, 123-Reg, our web-hosting network provider, have regrettably had a major technical fault that has resulted in all of their clients web-based systems crashing. Please forgive us if you have experienced any difficulties accessing our online systems (website & client portal) over the past few […]

MPs demand power to veto FCA chief appointment

The Treasury Select Committee (TSC) of MPs has refused to back down in its call for a veto on the appointment or dismissal of Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chief executives by tabling an amendment to forthcoming legislation. Nine members of the TSC have called for a new clause to be inserted into the forthcoming Bank of England and Financial […]

ADR and the EU Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)

ADR and the EU Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform rules in force from 15 February 2016. (The Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015 as amended by the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Amendment) Regulations 2015). From 15 February 2016, the European Commission will make an online dispute resolution […]

FCA eyes action against pension introducer firms

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is looking into the activities of unauthorised pension introducer firms Unregulated introducers seem to be involved in a number of recent IFA firm failures and Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) decision notices. Many IFA firms use lead generators. There are many reputable names that provide client leads, such as Oportura, Unbiased […]