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April 2020

Will Covid-19 change financial firms’ communications?

April 3rd, 2020|Marketing|

An article in CityAM this week asked whether coronavirus will be ‘the tipping point for company communications’ in the financial sector. Here we look at what the current situation means for financial services communications, and whether it will indeed create a sea-change in the way that firms communicate with clients and prospects. Is the virus just [...]

What COVID-19 support is the government offering businesses?

April 3rd, 2020|board|

With businesses all over the UK (and world) feeling the effects of the coronavirus, what support can board expect for their business? The government’s business support website has been updated to provide information on how businesses and their employees are being supported through what it calls a ‘period of unprecedented disruption’. We summarise some of the [...]

Latest FCA COVID-19 update to retail investment firms

April 3rd, 2020|Compliance|

On 31 March, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) wrote to CEOs of firms providing services to retail investors, to update them on the actions it is taking around coronavirus (Covid-19). FCA receiving requests for adaptions to regulations In the letter, the regulator said that it has received ‘hundreds of requests for adaptations to [its] [...]

Stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic

April 1st, 2020|Ofcom|

How broadband and mobile firms are serving customers during the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping communications going across the UK has never been more important right now. Home phone, broadband and mobile services are playing a vital role as we all adapt the way we live and work in the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19). Broadband [...]

March 2020

Advertising weapons

March 31st, 2020|CAP|

Weapons: Knives, martial arts weaponry and crossbows. The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) Code does not contain a section that relates specifically to the advertising of weapons or for ads that contain images of weapons. However, marketers should nevertheless ensure that their marketing communications are prepared with a sense of responsibility to consumers and [...]

Use of the term “Dr”: Dentists

March 31st, 2020|CAP|

Advertisers who refer to themselves as “Dr”, “a doctor” or similar, should take care not to imply that they hold a general medical qualification if they do not. The need for clarity is greatest when marketers are making health-related claims and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has taken a tough line on marketers calling [...]