FCA to tighten rules to prevent investors 'sleepwalking into high-risk investments'

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James Baxter-Derrington
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The proposals would see mini-bonds, peer-to-peer, crowdfunding, non-readily realisable securities and non-mainstream pooled investments all brought under the new rules.
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The proposals would see mini-bonds, peer-to-peer, crowdfunding, non-readily realisable securities and non-mainstream pooled investments all brought under the new rules.

The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a consultation into its new rules intended to reduce the ease and speed with which investors can make high risk investments.

Under the proposed rules, the regulator would improve risk warnings on adverts, ban incentives such as new joiner or refer-a-friend bonuses and ensure the expertise and understanding of firms approving...

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