SIPPA cryptic Requirement on the Permission section of the FCA register record for Intelligent Pensions Ltd regarding pension transfers states: “immediately cease to provide advice in relation to the transfer, or conversion, of safeguarded benefits under a pension scheme to flexible benefits”.
“The RegTech Revolution” was a webinar held for Digital Leaders Week 2017. Jane Walshe of Enforcd was joined by Mathias Wegmueller, Co-founder and Head of Business Development, Qumram, and Wendy Jephson, Co-Founder & Chief Behavioral Scientist at Sybenetix to discuss what RegTech can do, and also possible pitfalls to be avoided in its use.
The FCA has traditionally tried to secure the greatest good for the greatest number of consumers. Enforcd was interested to note that one of its key themes for 2017/18 remained independent financial advice, now the preserve of those with £250k of investable assets.
The independent financial advice (IFA) sector was given a clean bill of health by the FCA in May 2017. A suitability review of 1,142 individual pieces of advice given by 656 firms against the rules in the Conduct of Business sourcebook showed that in 93.1% of cases, advice provided was suitable.