The regulator has found larger, restricted and firms tied to networks to be more consistent in providing suitable advice than their smaller, independent and directly authorised counterparts.
In its latest suitability review the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it was pleased to find advice given by regulated financial advisers was suitable in 93.1% of the cases but found slight variances in the types of firms it regulates. The regulator had assessed 1,142 individual pieces of advice given by 656 firms against its suitability and disclosure rules. It found restricted advisers were more likely to give suitable advice than their independent counterparts, while appointed representatives...
Employers are 'in danger of having group risk protection policies that are not legislatively compliant' as the state pension age increases, Group Risk Development (GRiD) has warned.
British Friendly has extended its Mutual Benefits programme to members' wider family via two initiatives.
Capita Life & Pensions has launched a direct-to-customer digital protection system.
Ahead of MiFID II