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Super Members Council renews calls for anti-hawking extension

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 13 JUN 2024
... the UK outlawed cold calling in relation to pensions, except where the caller is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority, or is the trustee or manager of an occupational or personal pension scheme, or where the recipient has consented to the ca ...

Social media influencers charged for promoting shady investments

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2024
... doling out advice on trading complex financial instruments without proper authorisation. The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) alleges that between 9 May 2018 and 13 April 2021, Emmanuel Nwanze and Holly Thompson (also known as Holly Zucchero) ...

FCA issues notices to Link Fund Solutions, Woodford

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 12 APR 2024
The Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) investigation into the Woodford Equity Income Fund (WEIF) finds that the failures of Link Fund Solutions (LFS) and "star stock picker" Neil Woodford ultimately led to the fund's demise, leading to the ...

Financial Conduct Authority cracks down on finfluencers, firms

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAR 2024
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is cracking down on finfluencers as more financial services firms turn to social media to promote products and services. The financial services regulator is aiming to get on top of firms that illegally promote ...

UK advisers told to review retirement advice processes

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAR 2024
... income advice, following a thematic review that found some "are not even getting the basics right." The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) undertook the review to better understand how the retirement income advice market is functioning, whether advisers ...

Sexism in the City: UK financial sector slammed

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAR 2024
... required to explain the gap and publish an action plan, the report recommends. It also recommended the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority drop plans for businesses to report on diversity and set targets. "These proposals ...

Bitcoin hits fresh high as investors await halving event

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAR 2024
... underscored by an increased acceptance of Bitcoin by mainstream financial institutions with the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approving crypto ETNs this week and spot Bitcoin ETFs being approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ...

Woodford investors approve Link redress scheme

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 15 DEC 2023
... investors - representing 96.1% of the value - voted in favour of the scheme proposed by UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). If paid in full, the FCA estimates they will receive roughly 77 pence for every pound invested, or $1.47 for ...

UK to overhaul advice affordability, access

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 12 DEC 2023
... affordable to everyday people as only 8% of consumers call upon the services of financial advisers. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is looking to rollout "simplified advice" to Britons who have straightforward needs and smaller amounts to invest. ...

FCA mulls capital requirements for firms giving bad advice

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 30 NOV 2023
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed mandating personal investment firms, commonly known as investment advisers, to pre-emptively calculate and secure sufficient capital for potential redress liabilities. The financial regulator is ...
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