‘We strongly encourage firms and senior management to continue to focus on their conduct and culture and to ensure that good practice becomes embedded throughout their firm' The FCA 5 Conduct Questions April 2018.
The FCA complaints data can read like the opening credits of a disaster movie: LIBOR rate rigging, Long term Care, Payment Protection Insurance miss-selling, product and fund churning, (are you already switching off yet), this results in an industry tarred with a brush that has seemingly painted graffiti all over the Treating Customer Fairly (TCF) principles.
MO® represents an industry first in many ways. Not only is MO® a standalone Artificial Intelligence driven compliance chat bot, but she also offers 24/7 service and her knowledge base is programmed with the very latest from the FCA handbook, their papers plus other directives such as MiFID II, AML 4, SM&CR and the GDPR. Essentially, MO® is now empowered to perform a regulatory audit.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) yesterday published its Business Plan for 2018/19 that sets out the key priorities for the coming year.
This week we spoke at the Thomson Reuters Risk and Compliance Summit about the introduction of Artificial Intelligence to Compliance and Risk management.
When the FCA launched its Mission, it committed to publishing a series of documents that would explain its approach to regulation in more depth. These articulate how the FCA carries out its main activities, aiming to provide transparency to its thought process and decision-making.
Diversity is the Key to improving Retail Financial Services Culture
Introduction: We publish our GDPR Unwrapped guide shortly, one key area covered is the GDPR adds new layers of data protection onto the existing Data Protection Act (DPA). One of the key areas that need focus are the client documents your firm has in place with your clients. These could be:
With much hype and a small amount of derision, we now await the financial services Pensions Dashboard project, due to deliver its pension aggregated information and transparency services to pension investors by 2019. Its role is to allow investors:
With The FCA now focusing on the implementation of MiFIDII and with the SMCR and GDPR also on the way, we are now seeing far more focus on disclosure, transparency, accountability, roles and responsibilities.