New research from charity the Money Advice Trust estimates that as many as 10.2 million UK adults are worried that their finances will never recover from the impact of Covid-19.
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The Financial Conduct Authority has once again acted to ban an individual as a result of misconduct which was not related to his role in financial services. The Surrey-based independent financial adviser will be banned from carrying out any regulated activity, unless he is successful in his appeal to the Upper Tribunal. He is currently the sole director of his firm and holds the SMF3 (Executive Director), SMF16 (Compliance Oversight) and SMF17 (Money Laundering Reporting Officer) roles.
FCA reminds firms of their continuing obligations as mortgage payment deferral application period ends
The March 31 deadline for applying for a payment holiday on a mortgage, loan or other arrangement under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Covid-19 special measures has now passed. However, the FCA wishes to stress to firms that they still have an obligation to provide what it calls ‘tailored support’ to anyone who has been financially affected by coronavirus and who continues to require assistance with their repayment schedule.
A number of parliamentarians and other figures gave their take on the current state of the credit sector at the Parliamentary Briefing hosted by Credit Strategy magazine.
A major doorstep lender has announced that it is under investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority, with the regulator’s major area of concern said to centre around the firm’s affordability checks. It is reported that the regulator’s investigation is unlikely to conclude until early next year.
New report suggests 1.3 million small firms are at risk of failure if hit by a cyberattack
Nicola Barker, Senior Partnership Development Manager, St. James’s Place Wealth; Martin Clark, Director/Lead Tutor, MLC Associates; and David Owen, Wealth Director, Lifetime Connect discussed the current state of the retirement market in a recent London Institute of Banking and Finance webinar.
A trade mark is a valuable asset vital to attracting investment and creating opportunities such as licensing. A trade mark is also a significant deterrent to other traders adopting similar business names and provides concrete proof of your claim to legal rights. If you are licensing a mark that belongs to others, it is important to consider the licensing or purchase opportunities available to you in order to avoid a dispute or litigation.