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Expert views on industry developments and regulatory changes

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Championing the vulnerable: how utility regulators are improving provision for those at risk

Tue 11 Feb 2020

A recent CAB report revealed a significant increase in the number of utility customers getting into difficulty. We look at the steps both Ofwat and Ofgem are taking to tackle this growing problem, particularly with regard to vulnerable customers.

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FCA to rev up regulation of the motor finance industry

Tue 04 Feb 2020

With the current FCA consultation into commission models the latest regulatory investigation into the motor finance market closing last month, the industry is getting used to being under scrutiny. We look at how firms can preempt the expected reviews and additional regulation and evidence that they are acting responsibly.

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SIPP Market Challenges: A look to the future

Mon 07 Oct 2019

The Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) market has seen testing times but it remains a high growth industry. We look at what the future holds for this vital pension option. 

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5 Drivers Determining the Future of the Energy Sector

Wed 03 Jul 2019

Climate change, customers, regulation, technology, skills and workforce. Those are the five pillars Utility Week believes underpin the future of utilities, leading to the radical transformation of the sector by 2050.

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Pensions and Pathways

Mon 10 Jun 2019

Why the Retirement Outcomes Review is all about effective customer communication. We examine how pension providers are now under increasing pressure to consider the suitability of the offerings made to consumers in the wake of the Retirement Outcomes Review (ROR).

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The Best Outcome

Mon 10 Jun 2019

Proving suitability under Defined Benefit pension transfer reforms. Transferring has been a popular choice but the advice provided to consumers on transferring out of a defined benefit (DB) pension to a defined contribution (DC) scheme is an area that has come under considerable scrutiny from the FCA. 

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