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Approval for planning title

The Chartered Insurance Institute has received permission from the Privy Council to award the new title of chartered financial planner.

This could be a milestone in the drive to raise the standing of financial services with the public.

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BM to chop branch network by 48

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Auto-enrolment

Employers fined £52,500 for auto-enrolment failings

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