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Tackling advertising concerns around the Rugby World Cup

Stay onside and avoid the sinbin – tackling your advertising concerns around the Rugby World Cup. The Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan on 20 September and, as with any major sporting event, many advertisers will be looking to tie in their campaigns with the event.  While some references might be acceptable, you [...]

August 29th, 2019|CAP|0 Comments

The Power of Personalisation in Banking and Financial Services

In a highly competitive financial services sector, fintech companies are revolutionising banking, pressurising traditional firms to develop better products and provide customers with a better experience. Personalisation is a hot topic in marketing today. It is an opportunity, not just in the form of a customer retention growth strategy but as a commitment to [...]

August 23rd, 2019|Marketing|0 Comments

Guest blog: The Importance of Diversity in the Boardroom

The need for greater board diversity has never been stronger than right now. The wide acceptance of this need in the world of corporate governance is highlighted, not by the fact that it is a hot topic, but by the interrelationship between positive business performance and workforce diversity. Divisions between parties within an organisation [...]

August 23rd, 2019|Simplifie|0 Comments

What do regulated firms really think of the FCA?

At the end of last month, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a report of the findings from its 2019 survey of FCA-regulated firms. The survey, carried out with the Practitioner Panel, takes place annually and seeks views on the regulator’s performance from among the firms it regulates. What does this year’s report tell [...]

August 23rd, 2019|Compliance|0 Comments

Impact of PROD and SM&CR in advertising

The balance between producing good marketing and achieving compliance has always been a tricky one. Get it right and you reap the rewards. Get it wrong and it’s a whole different matter, potentially leading to regulatory intervention and even reputational damage for your firm. While financial promotions can initially seem complicated, there are ways [...]

August 21st, 2019|Compliance|0 Comments

Financial Promotion brief guide for Appointed Representatives

As a rule, a firm cannot communicate a financial promotion unless they are directly authorised themselves or the communication has been approved by another authorised firm. If you are an Appointed Representative this will be a key part of your working relationship with your Principal firm as they will be responsible for approving all [...]

August 20th, 2019|Compliance|0 Comments