Insurance Compliance

compliance-FCA

The FCA regulations when selling finance and general insurance

As a seller of regulated products you must ensure you are providing fair and transparent services to your customers

FCA Regs for car dealers

Do Car Dealers Need to be FCA Approved?

There are approximately 4,500 UK franchised car dealerships in the United Kingdom. As the industry continues to pick itself up from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential to ensure car dealer compliance with FCA (Financial Conduct Authority). If you own and operate a car dealership in the UK, it is crucial that you understand […]

Customer Duty rule

Rules & Outcome Consumer Duty

PURPOSE The FCA have released their final Consumer Duty rules. This is where the work begins! We have been discussing with firms assessing possible areas of their business that could be impacted by Consumer Duty. Now that we know the final rules, we can support you with the implementation and changes required. The purpose of […]

Assurity Solutions

Vehicle Insurance Products – we’ve got you covered

Making insurance easy and straightforward for our customers is what Assurity Solutions is all about. At a time when regulation is at its most strenuous and tightened, it is vital that firms make the right choice when it comes to their choice of insurer. Over the last few years, the FCA have implemented and tightened […]

Non-Insured vehicle ancillary Products

Non-Insured vehicle ancillary products

The FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) has set out its expectations regarding the distribution of insurance products. Details of their expectations can be found by reviewing the FG 19/5 The GI distribution chain: Guidance for insurance product manufacturers and distributors and the FG19/2 Senior Managers and Certification Regime: Guidance on statements of responsibilities and Responsibilities Maps […]

Consumer Credit

Commission disclosure in consumer credit markets

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has stressed the importance of transparency regarding consumer credit. The regulator published their final findings on motor finance back in March 2019 and their consultation paper on motor finance discretionary commission models and consumer credit commission disclosure in October 2019. These were prompted by a material rise in consumer credit, […]

NFDA and Peak Consultants

Peak Consultants joins NFDA

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK. There are more than 4,500 franchise outlets in the UK and approximately 555,000 people working in the automotive retail sector. Working closely with Ed Buckley, National Membership Relations Manager, Peak Consultants are now an Associate Member of the NFDA […]

discretionary commission

FCA consults on discretionary commission models

Motor finance: FCA consults on discretionary commission models and consumer credit commission disclosure On 15th October 2019 the FCA published Consultation Paper 19/28: Motor finance discretionary commission models and consumer credit commission disclosure (CP19/28). The Consultation Paper proposes plans to ban commission models that give motor finance brokers/dealers an incentive to raise customers’ interest rates. […]

Senior Managers and Certification Regime

SMCR. Are you ready?

Are you ready for SMCR? The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) comes into effect on the 9th December 2019 for solo-regulated firms. This affects all Financial Services and Markets Act (FSMA) authorised firms. SMCR represents a complete overhaul of the current Approved Persons Regime and will require a considerable amount of effort, resource and […]

CPD.

CPD. What Peak Consultants can do for you

Now we have provided our subscribers with the facts about Continuing Professional Development in our previous CPD article,we wanted to outline some key features and benefits we have at our disposal which will help you implement and monitor an effective CPD strategy – Why Peak Consultants? Peak Consultants have created e-learning modules, which can be […]

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