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Useful Resources for Financial Literacy

The purpose of this blog post is to stress the importance of financial education (literacy) by gathering valuable resources that will help both youth and adults get a better understanding of finance.

I chose to write about financial literacy as lack of it represents the basis for most of the legislation and regulation initiatives. With products getting more complex the consumers are more vulnerable to mis-selling. Also, this is no secret consumers may show irresponsibility in their financial deci

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Research from the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors has revealed that more than half of the fines handed out by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in 2011 were as a result of weak internal risk management systems. 

Fines can be issued by the FSA when organisations breach any of the eleven principles (operational and ethical). The research announced by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors this week, shows that 60% of the FSA’s fines in 2011 were as a result of weak risk manage

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A study from the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors revealed that weak risk management systems were  responsible for more than half of all the fines handed out by the FSA to financial services businesses, amounting £38.5m during 2011.

If one needed a strong signal that ineffective risk management and poor internal control systems were taken seriously by the regulator, this is it.

Weaknesses and failures in risk management often result from poor communication and misunderstandings, ineffectiv

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UK banks are hiding retail losses

Unbelievable but unfortunately it appears that UK banks are heading for another disaster and so soon after the recent credit crisis took grip of the country.

It was reported by the FSA that UK banks have been hiding distressed retail assets by forcing a restructure to the amount of 68% of their portfolio. This is serious, perhaps one of the most serious pieces of news I have read for the last six months and is right up there with the collapse of the US dollar. In this blog article we are going to

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