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A round up of the recent regulatory announcements for all firms.
Access an hour of structured CPD accredited by the London School of Banking and Finance.
The FCA has taken a critical look at Authorised Fund Managers and Host ACDs.
Exciting news about the acquisition of FSTP.
FCA produce another Consultation Paper and want comments by 28th May 2021. But not just any Consultation Paper, A VERY SIGNIFICANT CONSULTATION PAPER.
Our students have once again out performed the national average pass rate for all three papers of the Chartered Wealth Manager qualification. Find out more about our candidates success here.
From the 1st April there are changes to the incentives on offer for apprenticeships.
A recap on how has Covid-19 impacted on the industries response to the FCA’s CP/32 from December 2019.
Product Governance Implications following the FCA Covid-19 Business Interruption Test Case.
From July 2022 the FCA will be regulating Funeral plans. What does the regulator expect from firms and what do they need to be doing to prepare?
We take a quick look at the latest regulatory review. Access to full review inside.
Shining A Light On Adviser Excellence In A Changing World – FSTP has been named as a Finalist in the ‘Best Support Services for Advisers’ category.
Last week, 8-14 February, saw national apprenticeship week take place. We hosted a number of coffee events for people to ask questions around apprenticeships and hear from our existing clients. Read a round up of the key areas discussed here.
So the countdown to Brexit is over, but the discussions and negotiations are still far from complete, especially for financial services.
The final day of the Brexit countdown. We touch on some useful resources to help keep you up to date with last minute changes and the regulators expectations on firms.
Final 10 days left before the end of the transition period. We highlight some things to be keeping an eye on over the last few days.
Brexit countdown reaches 16 days to go. What should you be expecting come the 1st January?
The final countdown is here… We take another look at the key things the industry should be preparing for regarding Brexit.
Our 5th Brexit blog is out with a month and a half to go. There is more clarity emerging over what is expected of financial services come New Years Day.
The CII have announced they are bringing an end to gap-fill for advisers to achieve their SPS. This will be coming into effect from August 2021.
Brexit plans and notifications continue to be issued and can’t get lost in all the noise. The FCA has issued a couple of documents that deserve some attention, we take a look in our latest short article.
Operation resilience plans are so important but making sure that they are maintained to cover recent changes and events can feel like a constant challenge. Take a look at our recorded webinar on Operational resilience.
As Brexit negotiations continue we take a quick look at the Financial Services bill that was introduced in Parliament last week and the ‘Dear CEO’ letter from the regulators to insurance firms.
The FCA have released a new explainer video giving guidance to firms regarding their preparation for the Certification regime and the conduct rules. It appears the FCA believes that firms are still not as prepared as they were expecting them to be at this stage.
We look at two important announcements for you to consider amongst the flood of news coming our way at the moment.
We take a look at some of the key impacts facing the UK as the countdown is on for the end of the transition period.
With the FCA’s AGM taking place virtually this year we take a look at some of the key areas of focus.
One hour of accredited structured CPD. This edition focuses on the impact of Brexit, IHP planning and the regulators ongoing focus on healthy culture.
How are we continuing to provide the training and consultancy services that our clients have come to expect.
Make the most of this window of opportunity for your professional development with our effective qualification support.
After the CISI’s recent communication informing the industry that gapfill for older exams will not be accepted beyond 31st December 2020, we have outlined how FSTP can help you complete required gapfill.
How has Covid-19 impacted on the industries response to the FCA’s CP/32 from December 2019, looking for responses around operational resilience? Originally asking for feedback by April 2020, you may have thought it would be well into 2021 before needing to act on any final rules and, that would have been a fair observation, if not for the seismic impact of Covid-19.
The FCA have announced that the new enhanced register will be taking effect from the 27th July.
In light of all that has happened in the last 12 months and the end of the transitional period of UK leaving Europe, it should come as no surprise that the FCA have issued a Discussion Paper on the future of regulatory oversight of Investment firms including Asset managers.
Gain 1 hour of structured CPD with our latest edition of Advice Matters. With articles focusing on Green finance, Taxing investments and a synopsis of the FCA business plan for 2020/2021.
Our guest author Stuart Smith takes a look at the challenges facing boards when it comes to diversity.
The FCA have appointed Nikhil Rathi as its new Chief Executive
No this is not a script from that classic - Family Fortunes but the actual results from a recent client survey we conducted because of Covid19. We sent out the survey to…
It is just as important to remain up to date now as it has ever been. That is why our first and last articles in this edition deal with the stuff you need to be looking at now, that are impacted by Covid-19 – vulnerable customers and the impact on SM&CR, with our middle article covering the impact of the 5th Money Laundering Directive. Access 1 hour of free structured CPD inside today.
Recognition for being a leading exponent of a particular topic or skill is one thing, but FSTP have always looked to demonstrate excellence and have that excellence accredited.
Are you a HR professional working in Financial Services? Join our HR forum, were you can discuss challenges and solutions with like minded peers. FSTP Partner Philippa Grocott will be facilitating the sessions and bringing a wealth of experience from within the Financial Services sector.
In Episode 4 of the FSTPcast, we talk about Apprenticeships and their position in the business landscape during Covid19.
In FSTPcast 3 we take a look at how the industry has adapted to the unprecedented times we find ourselves in.
In FSTPcast 2 we discuss what firms need to be doing to keep their sights on what needs to be done for to stay on track for SM&CR deadlines in December 2020.
In the first of our FSTP-casts we take a look at professional qualifications in Financial Services.
On the 3rd April the Regulators issued statements for both Dual and Solo Regulated firms concerning the application of SM&CR requirements. Take a look at our condensed table to see what they mean for your business.
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