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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, […]

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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

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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.

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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

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Continuing Professional Development by Peak Consultants

The Financial Conduct Authority and Continuing Professional Development

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that became a regulatory requirement for all insurance providers, intermediaries and professionals from 1st October 2018. The new requirement arises from the Insurance Distribution Directive that has passed into EU legislation after 4 years of debate and consultation. It replaces the Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD).

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Professional Indemnity Insurance

Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) Does your cover meet the FCA requirements?

The FCA has reviewed the Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) policies of 200 general insurance intermediaries and compared the cover of those policies against the rule requirements detailed in the Prudential Sourcebook for Mortgage and Home Finance Firms, and Insurance Intermediaries (MIPRU). This thematic review is of relevance not only for intermediaries’ own policies, but also

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