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This blog comments on key developments as they occur, legal and regulatory issues as they arise, and ones that are relevant to every financial services specialist.

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FCA's expectations of insurance firms

Topic: Financial Services Regulatory and Risk 02.04.2020 Read more
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Back to Brexit – House of Lords EU Financial Affairs Committee recommendations on financial services after Brexit

Topic: Financial Services Regulatory and Risk 01.04.2020 Read more
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COVID-19: key financial workers

Topic: Financial Services Regulatory and Risk 31.03.2020 Read more
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COVID-19 forces POS and FOS office closures – what does it mean for complaints?

Topic: Financial Services Regulatory and Risk 30.03.2020 Read more
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New FCA signposting travel insurance rules

Topic: Financial Services Regulatory and Risk 27.03.2020 Read more
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COVID-19 – FCA's update for consumers

Topic: Financial Services Regulatory and Risk 26.03.2020 Read more
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COVID-19: FCA's update for firms

Topic: Financial Services Regulatory and Risk 23.03.2020 Read more
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FOS warns consumers to ensure insurance applications correct

Topic: Financial Services Regulatory and Risk

Published by Christopher Cole, Associate and more.

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has warned consumers of the risks in providing incorrect details in relation to insurance policies in a new insight report. The risks include policies being avoided due to misrepresentation or material non-disclosure or potentially facing a significant shortfall due to underinsurance.

23.03.2020 Read more
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The FCA's key concerns for the pensions market in 2020

Topic: Financial Services Regulatory and Risk 09.03.2020 Read more
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Defined Benefit pension transfers and SIPP FOS complaints on the rise

Topic: Financial Services Regulatory and Risk

Published by Alex Stewart, Associate

Official FOS figures from the end of 2019 show Defined Benefit pension transfers and SIPP complaints are on the rise although the percentage of these complaints upheld has dropped. How will the FOS respond in an area where we have seen a heavy CMC presence?

26.02.2020 Read more