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ATEB has completed a number of Section 166 Skilled Persons reviews - here are some of the lessons learnt.

MiFID II PROD rules require firms to ensure products and funds are matched to the the right 'target market' clients.

Senior Managers & Certification Regime will apply to all FCA regulated firms from 9 December 2019 - are you ready?

Firms that deal with a DFM on an agent as client basis could be exposed to hidden risks.

Many providers, platforms and adviser firms are not yet properly compliant with the aggregated costs disclosure requirements.

Many cash flow models are not compliant with FCA rules on growth assumptions. Are yours?

Firms that advise on DB transfers need a process for assessing Transfer Risk.

Many firms have not amended their status disclosure to reflect the MiFIDII definition of independence.


In this final article of the series, we cover the remaining items from PS20/06.

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How the FCA's assessments of suitability have developed.

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Can the FOS consider complaints after they have been through the legal system?

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Existing FCA guidance continues to apply rather than new EU guidelines.

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22 July 2020

PS20/06 - part four

This policy statement covers far more than the ban on contingent charging for transfer advice.

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15 July 2020

PS20/06 - part three

This article looks at the requirement to consider the client's workplace pension as a target for any pension transfer.

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