IFA-finding website launches
Consumers could get helping finding a reliable independent financial adviser if a new ratings website takes off
10 September 2012
Tougher rules for investment and pension firms
The FSA is considering strengthening rules to ensure customers are not given
1 June 2012
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
5 April 2012
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
24 February 2012
Santander fined £1.5m over investment cover uncertainty
Santander has been fined £1.5 million by the FSA for failing to clearly state how some of its investments were protected
20 February 2012
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
19 December 2011
Banks 'give poor investment advice'
Many high street banks and building societies are offering poor investment advice, says consumer group Which?
16 November 2011
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
20 October 2011
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
12 August 2011
Guest Comment: Should you open a cash or investment Isa?
A month into the tax year, savers must make that crucial Isa choice. Dennis Hall, from Yellowtail Financial Planning, explains.
6 May 2011
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