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FCA focuses on suitability

Published on 13 May 2016. By Esme Watson, Associate

Have you received a request from the FCA for your suitability reports recently?

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Advising on accessing pension pots, is there gold at the end of the rainbow?

Published on 13 May 2016. By David Allinson, Senior Associate

As readers of this blog will know, sweeping changes were made to the UK pensions industry in April 2015 which allowed retirees to access the full value of their pension fund without the need to purchase an annuity.

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The subtleties of suitability

Published on 26 April 2016. By Drew Naylor, Senior Associate

IFAs can expect guidance from the FCA about how to produce shorter client suitability reports following last month's publication of the Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR), the FCA has confirmed.

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Pension Ombudsman, SIPPs and the uncertainty

Published on 21 April 2016. By Rachael Healey, Legal Director

SIPP trustees and administrators don't have to consider suitability, the Pension Ombudsman has found in a recent complaint.

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PRA refreshes Corporate Governance approach in Supervisory Statement

12 April 2016

There remain, in our view, a few issues which the PRA has not directly addressed, perhaps intentionally to allow firms the flexibility to interpret the regulator's requirements in accordance with their business model.

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Supreme Court takes stock of law on vicarious liability

29 March 2016

The Supreme Court has recently taken a very wide view of vicarious liability (where third parties can hold employers civilly liable for the actions of their employees), as I reported today in full on our Commercial Disputes blog.

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FCA to allow FOS and FSCS claims over P2P advice

Published on 24 March 2016. By Katherine Roberts, Associate

Consumers who receive advice on peer-to-peer lending should have recourse to FOS and the FSCS, the FCA confirmed this week.

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Mind the gap: FAMR report is light on de-regulation

Published on 14 March 2016. By Esme Watson, Associate

Following its launch in August 2015, the Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR) has this morning published its final report.

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Block Notifications and Robo-advice

Published on 11 March 2016. By Matthew Watson, Associate

The recent case of Ocean Finance & Mortgages Ltd v Oval Insurance Broking Ltd provides useful guidance on the often contentious issue of making block notifications to PI insurers.

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