FCA Handbook changes to reflect the introduction of the Lifetime ISA Policy statements


INSIGHT
Published
Mar 8th '17
Share
Facebook

In this Policy Statement (PS17/4), The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) summarise the feedback received from their consultation on introducing the Lifetime Individual Savings Account (LISA) and publish the resulting rules and guidance.

 

The introduction of the LISA was announced in the March 2016 budget. It is intended to help adults under the age of 40 to save or invest flexibly, in order to provide a deposit for a first home, and/or to save for retirement. The FCA consulted on the changes required to our Handbook rules in order to introduce the LISA in CP16/32.

 

This Policy Statement summarises the feedback we received and sets out our response to these submissions. They also publish the resulting rules and guidance that will shortly come into force.

 

Who this applies to

This Policy Statement will primarily be of interest to those firms that currently provide ISAs and those planning to offer the LISA. It may also be of interest to:

 

  • consumers and consumer organisations
  • financial advisers
  • trade bodies that represent stakeholders in this market
  • compliance consultants and other firms that assist stakeholders

 

Next steps

The rules set out in Appendix 1 will come into force from 6 April 2017 and firms will need to comply with them from that date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: FCA

 

About us

At LS Consultancy, we offer a number of distinct products and services which can be deployed individually or combined to form a broader solution including copy advice.

 

When you face business or regulatory challenges, we provide solutions that are tailor-made to your needs with a view to releasing your energies to focus on your clients.

 

We work both within individual teams and across many departments to offer a complete solution, with a range of cost effective, compliance and marketing solutions which are uniquely suited to supporting firms.

 

Explore our full range today.

 

Contact us