DeVere pays $8m to settle hidden Qrops commission case
DeVere USA has agreed to pay an $8m civil penalty stemming from its failure to disclose upfront commission of 7% to clients who were encouraged to transfer their UK pensions via a Qrops, the US regulator has announced.
IFAs urged to ditch IoM life cos over commission disclosure
IFA firms should “wrest control” of their businesses from life companies based on the Isle of Man before the Conduct of Business Code comes into force, the director of Thames River International has argued. A move described by one industry source as “dodgy” and a “stain on the industry”.
Why this Dubai firm is already disclosing commission
Financial planning firm Abacus Financial Consultants has started disclosing commission on certain products, ahead of rules that the UAE regulators are expected to introduce to require advisers to do so.
Analysis: South Africa’s commission conundrum continues
Upfront commission remains a burning issue in South Africa, as the nation’s financial advice sector awaits the regulator’s next move following the signing of the ‘Twin Peaks’ legislation into law.