Editor’s Comment: Should planners be concerned by advice review? Possibly…

 

Our most read story this week is the news that the FCA is to launch a review of financial advice. Yes, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water there’s another regulatory shark in the sea - potentially.

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Editor’s Comment: Taxman’s IHT greed needs curbing

Our story this week about the Treasury’s record IHT tax grab in the past year is a worrying portent of things to come, I fear.

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Editor’s Comment: LC&F scandal creates headache for FCA

The news this week that the FCA will commission an independent report into its handling of the LC&F mini-bond scandal is not an admission of guilt but it is perhaps the first sign that regulation failed investors who had the misfortune to use this company.

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Editor’s Comment: A shiver down planners' spines

 

Financial Planning Today’s story this week revealing that more than 600 ‘ambulance chaser’ firms had applied to the FCA for authorisation will have sent shivers down the spine of many planners, IFAs and wealth managers.

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