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7 12, 2018

FCA plans changes to handbook, FAMR and the way it collects fines

Dec 7th, 2018|Compliance|0 Comments

This blog rounds up several changes the FCA intends to make in 2019, relating to its approach to supervision and its approach to collecting fines. Assessing the Retail Distribution Review and the Financial Advice Market Review At a conference on 31 October, acting head of strategy Richard Monks announced that the regulator will carry out [...]

4 12, 2018

Animals in advertising

Dec 4th, 2018|CAP|0 Comments

Paws and clause: Avoiding an advertising cat-astrophe when featuring animals. As a nation of animal lovers, featuring animals in ads is a sure fire way to stir consumers’ emotions and encourage them to engage with a product or brand, but when marketers depict or imply any kind of harmful treatment of an animal, they risk [...]

4 12, 2018

WordPress Sink or Swim

Dec 4th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Is your Wordpress website ready for PHP update 7.2?. If you have a Wordpress website, then this PHP update is important and needs action as ASAP. The organisation responsible for maintaining PHP (the open source programming and scripting language used by all websites built with WordPress) has announced the end of life (EOL) for versions [...]

30 11, 2018

6 key digital marketing trends you need to know for 2019

Nov 30th, 2018|Marketing|0 Comments

2019 is just around the corner. And with it comes the usual round of predictions – the products, approaches and technologies we’ll need if we want to keep pace with a rapidly-evolving marketing landscape. How do you pick out the nuggets from the noise? Here we’ve done the hard work for you, focusing in on [...]

30 11, 2018

Corporate culture and regulation

Nov 30th, 2018|Compliance|0 Comments

On 6 November, the Financial Conduct Authority (FA),  Chief Executive Andrew Bailey gave a speech looking at the role of regulation in encouraging good culture. What is the regulator’s view on the link between regulation and cultural compliance? Can a rulebook dictate culture? Bailey started by saying that ‘In the traditional world of regulation, rules [...]