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FSA updates emerging retail risks webpages

The Financial Services Authority has updated its webpages detailing how it identifies and responds to emerging risks in the UK financial retail market.

The pages set out its recent and upcoming thematic work undertaken by looking at a range of issues across a sample of retail firms.

This work has included sale practices of Payment Protection Insurance, Regulation S Stock and a review of venture capital trusts promotions from a sample of 15 VCT Investment Managers.

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Johnson Fleming set to hold auto-enrolment support webinar

Two years since the process of auto-enrolment began, the looming re-enrolment deadline provides the perfect opportunity to assess whether the support you have in place, which may well have been hastily selected at the start, is fit for purpose. Johnson Fleming is holding a webinar on 10 September at 11:00 to discover the key issues and concerns you should consider when thinking about your current support options.

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