Financial Services: Advisory Services:Written question - 10466

Asked on: 13 September 2017
HM Treasury
Financial Services: Advisory Services
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to establish limited liability for independent financial advisors with the introduction of a fixed 15-year long-stop.
Answered by: Stephen Barclay
Answered on: 09 October 2017

The Government supports the recommendation in the recent Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR) against the introduction of a fixed 15-year long-stop. A fixed 15-year long-stop is not in the interests of consumers as it could limit the protection available on long-term investment products, where consumers may not realise they have a cause for complaint for more than 15 years. It is important that consumers can seek redress where it is due, so that they have the confidence to engage with financial services firms.

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