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  • TDQ: TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE – ANSWERS

    2 July 2020

    As part of our Training, Development and Qualifications (TDQ) series, Professional Paraplanner has teamed up with key training and exam support providers to help you to, amongst other things, revise for your qualifications. Below you will find also the cross-references for the 10 questions in this month’s TDQ: Test Your Knowledge, which we posed...

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  • TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS

    2 July 2020

    For Professional Paraplanner’s TDQ (Training, Development and Qualifications) series, we have teamed up with key support providers, such as Brand Financial Training, to provide our readers with the very best in training, development and exam support. This series aims to provide you with valuable advice and guidance materials to help you achieve your training...

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  • YOUR JULY/AUGUST 2020 MAGAZINE IS LIVE

    1 July 2020

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ISSUE ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD IT AS A PDF: Inside our biggest issue yet you’ll find: All the winners from our 2020 AWARD The Paraplanner Awards Winners of the six Paraplanner awards including interviews The Provider Awards The companies nominated by you as the best in their category Paraplanner profile...

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  • Cathi Harrison: Shockwaves to come

    28 June 2020

    As lockdown begins to ease, it is clear there are going to be unexpected repercussions, which we will all need to address, says Verve managing director Cathi Harrison It feels like we’re moving on to yet another phase of the Covid journey of fun we’ve all had the pleasure of experiencing so far in...

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  • FCA v Skinner – unlawful financial promotions: how strict is the liability?

    28 June 2020

    Nicholas Thompsell, partner at Fieldfisher, examines the implications of FCA v Skinner for those involved in the communication of a financial promotion. Following the decision in FCA v Skinner and others[1], anyone who is “knowingly concerned” in the communication of a financial promotion is at risk if it turns out that that financial promotion was...

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  • FCA PS20/06 pension transfer advice: overview and action points

    24 June 2020

    ATEB Consulting’s Steve Bailey provides an overview of PS20/06 and two of the rule/guidance changes, which took effect this month. This month the FCA published the long awaited policy statement ‘Pension transfer advice: feedback on CP19/25 and our final rules and guidance‘. The policy statement was accompanied by a substantial Guidance Consultation covering the FCA’s proposals...

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  • Pension freedoms most understood by advised pension savers

    21 June 2020

    Half of over-55s (51%) admit they know little about the pension freedoms five years on from the introduction of the new rules, while thos with most detailed knowledge receive financial advice, research from Standard Life has revealed. A further one in 10 Britons aged over 55 say they know nothing about the changes, while just...

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  • FCA ban on mini-bond welcomed but ‘more needs to be done’

    21 June 2020

    The Financial Conduct Authority has made its ban on mini-bond marketing permanent, amid fears that products were being promoted to consumers who neither understood the risks involved or could afford the potential financial losses. In its proposals the watchdog said it had extended the scope of its ban to include listed bonds with similar...

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