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Best-buy savings accounts often beat investing in the stock market, study finds

Putting money into a best buy savings account may no longer be the poor relation of investing in shares

Major peer-to-peer lenders still months off unveiling Innovative Finance ISAs amid approval backlog

Only two peer-to-peer lending platforms out of 94 are currently able to offer the new Innovative Finance ISA

Financial advice firms warned they face fines or bans

The FCA has found three quarters of financial advice firms are failing to keep clients properly informed about charges

Banks not giving adequate investment advice, says FSA

One in four investors are not receiving good enough advice from their bank, a mystery shopping review by the FSA shows

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

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