Four big banks are among the 17 firms accepted into the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) robo-advice development project 'advice unit', the regulator has revealed.
In a statement released today, the FCA named the participants in its first two rounds of the project, which aims to help firms develop automated advice and discretionary investment management models. Among them were banks HSBC, Lloyds, National Westminster and Santander and building society Nationwide, as well as advice firms Mortimer Mackenzie, True Potential, Personal Touch and Standard Life's 1825. The number of banks represented suggests a keen interest to move back into the advice space...
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The official supplement of this year's COVER Excellence Awards is available to read now as an eBook.
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Holloway Friendly has widened its new online underwriting process allowing protection advisers to write both full and short term income protection business in minutes.