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July 2020

What is the Financial Conduct Authority? - A Beginner's Guide

What is the Financial Conduct Authority? – A Beginner’s Guide

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The Financial Conduct Authority (frequently abbreviated to FCA) is the UK’s financial regulator, funded by the Financial Services industry and operating independently of the government. The FCA regulates all businesses providing financial services in the UK, both retail (financial services provided to consumers, individual people, small businesses) and wholesale (financial services provided to large businesses,…

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Returning to the Office - a Kind Group update

A Kind Group Update from Mat Kind

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Here at the Kind Group we are now looking at what the new “norm” will look like post lockdown and our “return to work” procedure is well underway. As a group we have continued to be “business as usual” and I am very pleased and proud of how the whole Kind team has adapted and…

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What is an MLRO

What Is An MLRO? – A Beginner’s Guide

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What is an MLRO? The acronym stands for Money Laundering Reporting Officer, but what do they do and how do they fit into Governance, Risk & Compliance? Since 2007, all regulated Financial Services businesses have been required to appoint an MLRO. The Money Laundering Reporting Officer oversees an organisation’s AML (Anti Money-Laundering) systems and is…

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What is the Financial Ombudsman Purpose?

What is the Financial Ombudsman Service? – A Beginner’s Guide

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The Financial Ombudsman Service is an organisation that represents the interests of the public where they have a complaint about a Bank or a Financial Services business including but not limited to building societies, financial advisers, investment firms and insurance companies. When a customer feels they have been mistreated, they will first complain to the…

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What are the long-term Financial impacts of a pandemic?

What Are the Long-Term Financial Impacts of a Pandemic?

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As we head into the summer, some parts of our lives are beginning to look more like they did before the global Covid-19 pandemic but in many other ways, we are just starting to get to grips with the bigger picture including the question of the long-term financial effects. Consumers have had a number of…

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