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Barclays scraps staff sales commission, but will it stop mis-selling?

The bank is to abolish sales incentives for frontline branch and telephone staff

Do you really need to pay for financial advice?

Danny Cox, from financial advisers Hargreaves Lansdown, asks whether DIY investing is the future

IFA-finding website launches

Consumers could get helping finding a reliable independent financial adviser if a new ratings website takes off

Tougher rules for investment and pension firms

The FSA is considering strengthening rules to ensure customers are not given "misleading" info

FSA: how paying for advice will never be the same

The way you pay for financial advice is set to dramatically change. Linda Woodall, from the FSA, explains...

Junior Isas: should parents choose cash or shares?

Parents can choose cash or gamble on the markets with an equity Isa. John Chapman, TQ Invest MD, explains the options

Santander fined £1.5m over investment cover uncertainty

The bank has been fined £1.5 million by the FSA for failing to clearly state how some of its investments were protected

Chancellor confirms bank plans to ring-fence retail and investment arms

Banks are to be required to split their retail operations from risk-taking arms to prevent a repeat of the 2008 crash

Banks 'give poor investment advice'

Many high street banks and building societies are offering poor investment advice, says consumer group Which?

Government continues simple financial products crusade

The Treasury today announced the creation of a steering group tasked with devising a suite of less complicated deals

Guest Comment: Don't sweat over stock market falls

With markets in freefall, Adrian Lowcock, from Bestinvest, says investors and pension savers shouldn't panic

Guest Comment: Should you open a cash or investment Isa?

A month into the tax year, savers must make an Isa choice. Dennis Hall, from Yellowtail Financial Planning, explains