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Three steps to the Consumer Duty starting line

Insight — 26/01/23
In just over six months’ time, the Consumer Duty will be a regulatory reality for FCA regulated organisations, and so the clock is ticking for businesses to ensure their new and existing products and processes are compliant by 31st of July 2023. This momentous shift to a more assertive form of sup

Prepare for 2023: The importance of robust evidencing for Equity Release firms

Insight — 12/01/23
There was cause for optimism for providers and intermediaries according to Equity Release Council statistics in the third quarter of 2022. An increase of over 8% in equity release plans compared to the previous quarter – over 13,000 in total – is a promising uplift in post-pandemic business leve

Three steps to review your Retirement Income advice

Insight — 20/12/22
Earlier this month, the FCA released a Portfolio Strategy letter emphasising their continued focus on the suitability of advice for Financial Advisers and Intermediaries.   The latest Portfolio Strategy communication confirmed the FCA’s drive regarding advice to British Steel Pension Scheme m

Webinar recap: Understanding the Consumer Duty’s good customer outcomes

Insight — 28/11/22
Last week Consumer Duty expert and TCC’s Associate Director, Neil Dethick joined a specialist panel that continued a Duty focussed webinar series, hosted by Recordsure in partnership with BSA.   Host, Recordsure’s Chief Product Officer Garry Evans, was joined by Ex-FCA and now Senior Produc

A helpful summary of the FCA’s four Consumer Duty outcomes

Insight — 26/10/22
The hugely significant shift towards the FCA’s new Consumer Duty will culminate in its first deadline on Monday 31st October, when Implementation Plans needs to be ready for regulatory scrutiny. Under the Duty’s overarching Consumer Principle of ‘A firm must act to deliver good outcomes for re

Five need-to-know Consumer Duty practicalities

Insight — 12/10/22
1. How will the FCA assess your firm’s Consumer Duty compliance? The Consumer Duty and how it will regulate financial service compliance is being widely discussed across the industry. The changes are significant and given that the FCA is now leading with more assertive supervision – a ‘show me

Understanding the issues on Defined Benefits transfers

Insight — 15/09/22
In the first of our subject matter expert interviews, Anthony Harkess, Client Director at TCC and Head of Specialist Resourcing, sits with David Boyhan, TCC Technical Director, to discuss Defined Benefit Transfers and the challenges the market is currently experiencing.    David has over 15 years

The top ten aims of the Consumer Duty

Insight — 12/05/22
With its focus on encouraging firms to take a bolder approach to customer care, the FCA intends the Consumer Duty to completely reframe how consumer protection is approached across financial services. But with so much focus on the ‘how’, it’s sometimes easy to forget why such an ambitious init

#IWD2022: creating a menopause-friendly workplace

Insight — 31/03/22
For the month of March, we’ve been continuing the International Women’s Day celebrations with a blog series that aims to unpick some of the biases that still exist in the workplace and disproportionally impact women, many of which are rarely talked about. This week we’re rounding off our serie

Three ways digital transformation is strengthening compliance

Insight — 29/03/22
United by the principle of ensuring firms do their part to provide a fair and transparent service for clients, regulators around the world have signalled their intent to continue strengthening consumer protections and raising standards further over the next few years. And between the incoming Consum

Suitability and Equity Release: How well do you know your client?

Insight — 24/11/21
The equity release market has enjoyed a surge in activity in recent years as more and more people look to release cash from their properties. But how can you be sure it's truly the best choice for your customer? In Money Marketing, TCC's Technical Director David Boyhan discusses why it's crucial to