A story that will have appeal for any adviser who has studied hard to pass exams and serve their clients especially post RDR.
The FCA has banned and fined an adviser for providing advice without the required permissions or qualifications.
Simon Varley, a former director and adviser at Birmingham-based IFA Dickinsons Financial Management faces a £68,300 fine after the regulator found he ‘failed to act with integrity’.
Varley held a CF30 customer adviser function at Dickinsons Financial Management until 2013 when the FCA’s retail distribution review (RDR) rules came in, requiring advisers to achieve a higher level of qualification to keep their permissions.
At this point Varley’s CF30 approval was removed by the FCA, at his request. Despite this, he continued to advise customers between January 2013 and September 2017 without the necessary permissions.
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