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FSCS Levy 2016/17

Separate to Consultation Paper CP16/9 “FCA Regulated fees and levies: Rate proposals 2016/17” (see previous article) the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (“FSCS”) has announced its 2016/17 levy.
Although of most interest to those firms that conduct business with eligible claimants (see COMP 4.2), all firms remain liable for a share of the base cost levy.

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Advising: FCA Register

As mentioned in Regulatory Roundup 74, firms that had the activity of ‘advising on investments’ under the ‘Permission’ section of their entry on the Financial Services Register as at 6 April will now find that they have the additional regulated activity of ‘advising on P2P agreements’ (you will probably find this new activity tucked away in the area just below the firm’s name rather than under ‘Permission’).

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FSCS Levy 2016/17

Separate to Consultation Paper CP16/9 “FCA Regulated fees and levies: Rate proposals 2016/17” (see previous article) the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (“FSCS”) has announced its 2016/17 levy.
Although of most interest to those firms that conduct business with eligible claimants (see COMP 4.2), all firms remain liable for a share of the base cost levy.

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Advising: FCA Register

As mentioned in Regulatory Roundup 74, firms that had the activity of ‘advising on investments’ under the ‘Permission’ section of their entry on the Financial Services Register as at 6 April will now find that they have the additional regulated activity of ‘advising on P2P agreements’ (you will probably find this new activity tucked away in the area just below the firm’s name rather than under ‘Permission’).

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Inducements and Conflicts of Interest: Thematic Review

In January 2014 the FCA published Finalised Guidance FG14/01 “Supervising retail investment advice: inducements and conflicts of interest”. Although of general interest to all firms, the Guidance was particularly relevant to providers of, and firms providing advice on, retail investment products e.g. collective investment schemes, investment trusts etc.

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