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Credit Broking Websites and Social Media

  The rules are simple – you must be “clear, fair and not misleading” if you promote finance as part of your services to customers. As a result of our work with car dealerships, credit brokers and unsecured lenders within … Continue reading

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‘Sales’ Versus ‘Compliance’

Strolling through social media earlier this week, I came across someone who specified their role title as ‘Sales & Marketing Compliance Manager’. I pricked up my ears as this is such an unusual job title. Sales / Marketing and Compliance … Continue reading

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Due diligence – it’s like buying a new car

I bought my first car the other day. I went to the first dealership I came across and I told the dealer what kind of car I wanted. I asked them to sell me a car of that description at … Continue reading

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Business Risk – No Problem

Last week’s shocking detail released about the events concerning the Alton Towers court case is one that we never want to hear again. What struck me, apart from the victims’ bravery and strength in these recent months, was how the … Continue reading

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Now that you’re FCA authorised

If you are a recently FCA authorised firm, you may feel rather relieved in the knowledge that you’re finally ‘over the line’. This feeling will apply whether you’re an IFA, a mortgage, general insurance intermediary or credit broker, amongst others. … Continue reading

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5 website FCA compliance tips for debt management firms

The majority of firms that approach us have had difficulty bringing their websites in line to make them ‘FCA compliant’. If your firm is doing its best to be compliance friendly, here are a few tips to help you: Ask … Continue reading

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Debt Management and FCA Compliance

Generally speaking, debt management firms have had it tough recently. With the FCA application process for debt management firms still progressing, it’s ‘all eyes down’ for debt management firms. Business owners and senior management have been expected to bring their … Continue reading

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Warts and All

When was the last time someone told you the absolute truth… about you? Seriously… Warts and all? This is quite a daunting question for most people because however well we think we know ourselves and however good our standing in … Continue reading

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Consumer Credit – what do I need to do now?

Is there anything to worry about? Whether you’re new to Consumer Credit regulation, or whether you’re new to the FCA regulatory environment, you have a multitude of changes ahead.  There’s nothing to worry about, as long as you plan ahead and … Continue reading

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