'Watershed moment for financial services': FCA unveils final Consumer Duty rules

'Huge undertaking'

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A suite of rules and guidance setting more detailed expectations for firm conduct are based on "four outcomes"
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A suite of rules and guidance setting more detailed expectations for firm conduct are based on "four outcomes"

The Financial Conduct Authority has published the final guidance on its new Consumer Duty rules, which the regulator said will lead to a "major shift in financial services".

The new rules, which come into effect on 31 July 2023 for new and existing products and services currently on sale, will improve how firms serve consumers by requiring them to act to deliver better outcomes, the watchdog said. Consumer Duty includes a new Consumer Principle that requires firms "to act to deliver good outcomes for retail customers" and rules providing greater clarity on the regulator's expectations under the new principle.  FCA sets the alarm for Consumer Duty…are you ready? The regulator has also provided rules and guidance setting more detailed expectations for f...

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