Broker bans reveal regulator’s tough new stance on compliance

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The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has recently banned two insurance brokers, a dramatic step that the regulator does not often take.

So taking it twice in as many weeks could be seen as sending out a strong message to the industry that brokers are not going to get away with non-compliant activities. On the other hand, it could be the case that brokers are increasingly pushing their luck and making it easier for the FSA to spot mistakes and indiscretions.

The latter is something Branko Bjelo