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. Continue reading “What the FCA found when it did a Suitability Review of the IFA Sector”
The Financial Conduct Authority’s 2017/18 business plan said this about motor finance:
“We are concerned that there may be a lack of transparency, potential conflicts of interest and irresponsible lending in the motor finance industry. We will conduct an exploratory piece of work to identify who uses these products and assess the sales processes, whether the products cause harm and the due diligence that firms undertake before providing motor finance.” Continue reading “Motor Finance: Are Personal Contract Plans the New PPI?”
Digital Leaders, the global initiative for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government and industries, has today announced the finalists who make up the DL100 list for 2017 and opened the public vote. Continue reading “Digital Leaders names Enforcd as a FinTech Innovation of the Year Finalist”
It’s not an original observation, but the FCA is at heart a publishing house.
Work on annual set-pieces like the FCA business plan (currently in its 2017/2018 run) begins months before publication, with Associates across all parts of the FCA writing summaries of their work, and sending it up the line for review. The strategists and macro-economists submit big chunks. The whole thing is then proofed for plain English, and typeset in-house. Continue reading “FCA Business Plan 2017: Reviews, Thematic Reviews and All The Rest of It”
Whooping. That’s the first thing I notice about New York FinTech Week. Continue reading “New York FinTech Week: An Englishwoman in New York”