The impact of the new FCA consumer duty on T&C Schemes (TEAMS)

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Date(s) - 16/09/2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Introduction and Background

The FCA has published their policy statement PS22/9 on the new Consumer Duty. The changes will affect your T&C schemes.  A New Consumer Duty contains feedback to their  second consultation CP21/36.  The policy statement paves the way for a new Consumer Principle for retail firms replacing Principles 6 (TCF) and 7 and placing a greater layer of requirements upon firms.  New cross cutting rules and evidential based outcomes will challenge firms to demonstrate that firms have put customers at the heart of what they do and have achieved good consumer outcomes.

This online event is focused on how this will affect the approaches you take within your T&C schemes to ensure that they play their part in achieving what firms must consider doing to meet regulatory expectations. As it stated within the CP21/36

Firms extend their focus beyond ensuring narrow compliance with specific rules, to also focus on delivering good outcomes for customers

Amongst other things you may need to review

The structure and content of your T&C Procedures
The training needed for new starts
The way your advisers and support staff interact with customers
The standards you need to determine competence
The way you conduct FIT and proper assessments under the Certification Regime
How your T&C MI contributes to the effective governance of the new consumer duty
Whether you need to introduce T&C approaches to other business areas

Policy Statement 22/9 sets out how the FCA expects firms to achieve good outcomes for customers and in the process raise standards of protection and improve how financial services markets operate.

The FCA requires firms to have an implementation plan in place by the end of October 2022 which creates a route map demonstrating how they will comply with the new Consumer Duty.

In order to be successful firms will be looking to perform a gap analysis to identify where they fall short of the expected requirements.  It will not be wise to assume that all your existing approaches will stand up in the desired future state.

Your T&C scheme, one of you people management policies, plays an important role.  A case could be made that it holds one of the keys to your success.  Positioning your T&C scheme or schemes as a true business enabler to deliver good customer outcomes may require you to change some aspects of what you do.

Failing to align your T&C Scheme with the ‘direction of travel’ will mean that firms will struggle to deliver the new Consumer Duty.

Workshop Outcomes

  • To understand the key elements of the new consumer duty through a T&C lens 
  • To construct a customer journey and identify the touch points that will need to be addressed
  • To analyse the key skills and changes that are needed to support a consumer outcome approach rather than one that is compliance driven 
  • To critique the management information needed to evidence a consumer outcome  approach

 

Dates


10 August (ZOOM)
22 August (TEAMS)
2 September (ZOOM)
16 September (TEAMS)

 

How to book


A delegate place is priced at £75+VAT.  To book your place email office@t-cnews.com.  We will issue an invoice.  A link will be forwarded shortly before the event

 

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I provide consultancy and support to UK based financial services companies helping them to design and implement practices that develop their people, achieve their business goals and comply with the needs of the regulators. I specialise in T&C, competence assessment and conduct which may be of particular interest to companies as they address the requirements of the Certification Regime and Code of Conduct requirements. My specialities include: Knowing you have a business to run Valuing your people as your greatest asset Keeping things simple, practical and relevant Engaging the business to promote ownership Ensuring Compliance is a natural by product of doing things well

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