Advice Matters – Edition 4 – 2021

Welcome to the fourth edition of Advice Matters for 2021. Click the image below to access a full hour of structured CPD from FSTP, produced in conjunction with Access group and UK Finance.

Advice Matters is an accredited bi-monthly e-journal. Each edition contains a number of articles written by industry experts, that combine knowledge and skills related topics, with technical and regulatory updates.

Every edition is aligned to the ApEx standards, with a review at the end of each journal to show the learning outcomes and standards covered.

Advice Matters will allow professionals to access 6 hours of structured CPD throughout the year from the comfort of their desk, or on the go using a mobile device. Each edition is also accompanied by associated questions to help test and verify your knowledge.

In this edition we’ll be taking a look at one of the hottest topics of the moment – Cryptoassets and their regulation. The ‘Will they, won’t they?’, ‘Are they, aren’t they?’ debates still rumble on as legislators and regulators wrestle with the conundrums posed. Our first article examines the FCA’s evolving approach to regulation of cryptoassets and the subject crops up again in our second piece which considers the wider issue of the rising costs associated with fighting the good fight against financial crime. Our third item explores the further widening of the FCA’s remit to include the pre-paid funeral plan sector, one of the few remaining bastions of self-regulated financial services to fall to the heavy howitzer of statutory regulation.

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Advice Matters - Edition 3 - 2021

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Philippa Grocott

Head of Regulatory Sales and Apprenticeships