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Advice

The future of the advice market in the UK

The advice market of the future is likely to be worlds apart from that of today as a result of the rate of regulatory change, the ever-changing demands of HNW consumers and external pressures such as political i...

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Client Data

The GDPR: what you need to know

This article looks at the ways in which the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation will reform the "subject access request" procedures that are already a feature of its data protection laws. ...

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Anti-Money Laundering

The meaning of 'beneficial ownership' in the EU

With all European Union countries planning to open the doors of their beneficial ownership registries, we look at the concept as found in the union's fourth money laundering directive....

Latest News

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People Moves

Bruno Frick to step down from FINMA board of directors

Bruno Frick will step down from the board of directors of Switzerland's financial regulatory body at the end of August 2017. He has served on the board for four years and will concentrate in future on his activi...

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Regulation of Products

Linked Finance secures full authorisation from FCA

Linked Finance, the well-known Irish peer-to-peer lending platform, has received full authorisation to trade in the UK from the Financial Conduct Authority. This is the culmination of a rigorous two-year applica...

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Advice

'Fees for no service' still a growing problem, says ASIC

AMP Ltd, ANZ, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac have so far repaid more than A$60 million of an expected A$200 million-plus total in refunds and interest for failing to prov...

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Tax

Australian anti-fraud official charged over tax scam

A top Australian anti-fraud official is facing charges after his son and eight friends were arrested amid raids that seized cash, luxury cars, two small planes, guns and vintage wine in a A$165 million (US$123 m...