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Pension Transfer Specialist – qualification deadline

FCA Policy Statement PS18/20 introduced a new requirement that all Pension Transfer Specialists (PTS) must hold the Level 4 qualification for providing advice on investments as defined in the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), before they can advise on or check pension transfer advice. The rationale behind this was that, while a PTS may not always […]

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Having undertaken numerous S166 and regulatory reviews, we appreciate that empathy is the key to unlocking what is often a daunting experience. 

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When the FCA come knocking, it’s best to be prepared. We can provide a regulatory shoulder to lean on.

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Compliance should be a by-product of a well thought through and controlled process. We specialise in design and implementation of bespoke solutions to manage regulatory risk.

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Our consultants conduct detailed file checks covering all products from straightforward investments to complex defined benefit pension transfers, with comprehensive, multi page feedback.

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We are developing a series of modularised online training courses, mostly covering advisory skills training and assessment.

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Pension Transfer Specialist – qualification deadline

Pension Transfer Specialist – qualification deadline

FCA Policy Statement PS18/20 introduced a new requirement that all Pension Transfer Specialists (PTS) must hold the Level 4 qualification for providing advice on investments as defined in the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), before they can advise on or check pension transfer advice. The rationale behind this was that, while a PTS may not always […]
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FCA expectations in relation to remote or hybrid working

FCA expectations in relation to remote or hybrid working

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has resulted in many firms adopting remote working for some or all employees. Indeed, some of you reading this article right now might well be in a kitchen or home office, in permanent dress down mode (remember when that only happened on the last Friday of the month?) and perhaps even […]
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Pension transfer charging – avoiding misunderstanding

Pension transfer charging – avoiding misunderstanding

In any advice scenario, it is good practice to ensure that the client is clear about what service is to be provided and what the cost will be.     It is also a rule requirement: COBS 6.1.9  – “A firm must provide a client with information on costs and associated charges …” COBS 6.1.11 […]
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FCA – Consumer

FCA – Consumer

The FCA has published details of its new approach to consumer protection, which the regulator hopes will give consumers the confidence to invest. It is hoped that the strategy will lead to fewer people being scammed or persuaded to invest in products too risky for their needs. The FCA will publish metrics to assess whether […]
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What should a good pension transfer report look like?

What should a good pension transfer report look like?

ATEB has worked with many firms over the past few years in relation to defined benefit pension transfer advice. This is due in part to the significant increase in pension transfer activity following the ‘freedoms’ that came in with the Pensions Act 2015 and in part due to the deluge of rule changes introduced by […]
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