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1. "Times change, but savings advice is still needed"

One of the most notable years for me was 1963. Jennifer and I had just bought our first house for the princely sum of £1,400, which back then seemed an awful lot of money.

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2. "Scottish Widows addresses FSCS funding issue"

As regular readers of this column will know, I have campaigned for more than two decades for the regulator to radically change how the FSCS is funded.

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3. "Three cheers for FAMR one year on"

Regulator released Financial Advice Market Review recommendations and updates on progress

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By Ken Davy
4. 'Platforms should contribute to FSCS levy' - Ken Davy

Ken Davy has called on platforms to contribute to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme's (FSCS) levy alongside advisers, in response to the regulator's consultation on the scheme's funding system.

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By Ken Davy
5. Davy: providers should pay lion's share of FSCS fees

Product providers should contribute most of the running costs of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, Ken Davy has said.

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By Ken Davy
6. "To boldly go where no robot has gone before"

I am sure Star Trek would have flopped had it just been a bunch of robots exploring the galaxies; it needed great characters to bring it alive for its followers.

Tags: Ken Davy, robo-advice, FSCS
By Ken Davy
7. "Singing loudly over FSCS funding consultation"

In 1959, It’s Now or Never was a massive hit for Elvis Presley, selling more than 5m records and it is no exaggeration to say that it is now or never for you to have your say on how the FSCS is funded.

Tags: Ken Davy, FSCS, FCA
By Ken Davy
8. "The thorny issue of picking a finance body name"

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare wrote the immortal line: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  

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By Ken Davy
9. "FCA needs to find a fairer way to fund the FSCS"

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for financial advisers or is it just another train heading towards us?

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By Ken Davy

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"I left Sesame December 31st 2010 and took up Direct Registration with FSA. My Compliance is now handled by SimplyBiz.

"Firstly, you need to understand that Sesame may not tell you the truth with regard to 'the world outside Sesame' - I would suggest to you that you should believe nothing. If you leave they lose a stream of revenue. They may tell you that the FSA will be making it harder for small businesses operating outside the sphere of the network. Do not believe them.

"What are the advantages of direct authorisation? I'm no longer being treated as lowest common denominator. I have scope to use wider range of research tools. I've seen a twofold plus increase in my written business (it is growing annually.) I receive top class support services, positive meetings for members and have a more positive attitude to business.

"My advice to advisers at the time (the ones I came into contact with anyway) was to exit Sesame at the earliest opportunity and this advice remains still."

Colin Palmer
Colin Palmer Financial Services
 

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