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In the second in our series of Regulation Tomorrow Plus podcasts on the FCA’s intervention in the motor finance sector, we take a detailed look at the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS)’s decisions upholding specific complaints in relation to historical discretionary commission arrangements. The decisions were one of the catalysts for the action the

In our latest podcast, Partner Matthew Gregory is joined by Senior Associate Joe Bamford, both of whom specialise in retail conduct, to discuss the FCA’s consultation (CP23/24) on changes to the capital requirements for personal investment firms, with particular focus on how firms must calculate their potential redress liabilities for these purposes. The podcast also

The response to, and the management of, a skilled person review can be challenging, costly and time consuming for firms. In our latest briefing note we set out some key points for firms to consider when dealing with a skilled person review requirement imposed by the FCA or PRA, from the initial stages of negotiating

On 28 July 2020, the FCA announced that following its earlier consultation in October 2019 it will introduce a ban on motor finance discretionary commission models.

In the light of consultation feedback and the additional operational pressures which the motor finance sector is facing at present the FCA has agreed to give firms limited additional