Notwithstanding the RDR reforms, the FAMR noted several major challenges for the UK's financial advice industry.
Following the FAMR's report, a Financial Advice Working Group (FAWG) was established to examine ways of implementing the FAMR's recommendations.
The FAMR Report noted a widely-held consensus that the 'basic advice' regime, which as IC explained, allows firms to focus on specific needs of clients without the need to undertake a comprehensive overview of their overall financial circumstances, had not been widely utilised by financial advisors.
Another issue of concern identified by the FAMR was the lack of regulatory and industry consensus about financial 'rules of thumb' (for example, that consumers can afford to take more financial risk at young ages, and less at old ages), and 'nudges' (that is, prompts for consumers to evaluate their financial circumstances--such as 'when starting a family, consider whether you could cope financially if your income stopped because of illness or accident, or whether you could benefit from taking out income protection').
The group includes a selection of consumer and industry experts and began in June 2016 to look at how it can bring in three FAMR
The FAMR review over a seven-month phase recommending for cost-effective delivery of such advisory services has been co-chaired by the Director General of Financial Services at HM Treasury Charles Roxburgh and the Acting Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority Tracey McDermott.
It has stated that FAMR builds on improvements made to the financial advice industry brought about by the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) which raised the standards of professionalism across the financial advice market.
It has stated that the recommendations from the FAMR review will help to address current concerns about the affordability and accessibility of financial advice and guidance, particularly regarding the 'advice gap'.
Debbie Falvey, DC Proposition Leader at Aon Employee Benefits, said, Its good news that Chancellor has agreed to implement the Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR
) recommendations on the provision and funding methods for financial advice.
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The project coordinator LuE[degrees]s Spencer has made this revelation and he has further said that the World Bank will deliver funding of US$19 million for the transport sector project, while the Government will offer the rest amount of US$12 million through the Autonomous Road Maintenance Fund (FAMR
(2) Institutional strengthening and project management component consists of: (a) development and operationalization of a road and bridge management system through the yearly collection and analysis of data relating to the condition of bridges and roads; (b) strengthening the institutional capacity; (c) development of complementary funding mechanisms to widen the resource base of Road Fund (FAMR
); (d) support to enforce legislation on axle load control including through the provision of weighbridges; (e) development of improved construction, rehabilitation and maintenance standards for road drainage networks based on best practices; and (f) support for the project coordination unit including through the provision of training, operating costs and audits.