Tag Archives: advice

FCA updates on unauthorised business risks

FCA has reminded firms of the risks of accepting business from unauthorised introducers or lead generators. It stresses that authorised firms may be held responsible for unsuitable advice given by an introducer, and has noted with concern that an increasing number of introducers appear to have influence over how authorised firms run their business. It […]

Removal of ineffective disclosure requirements from FCA Handbook

The FCA’s policy statement PS16/23 follows its consultation paper CP15/32 which contained its proposals to remove certain disclosure requirements from the Handbook.  The policy statement confirms the removal of ‘ineffective’ requirements as part of the FCA’s focus on promoting smarter customer communications. The FCA has decided to remove the rules and guidance around the following documents: […]

Treasury consults on financial advice amendment

Treasury is consulting on amending the definition of “giving investment advice” under the Regulated Activities Order to bring it into line with MiFID.  The current definition is broader than MiFID, and the Financial Advice Market Review found it was confusing to firms, many of whom were not giving as much “guidance” to customers as they […]