The global banking crisis has helped to push the issue of financial regulation onto the front page, as consumers and businesses are offered new rights, and responsibilities
BDRC Continental is on the roster of The Pensions Regulator, PADA and also COI, through which we work for a range of government departments. As a result, we have conducted a number of projects to inform regulators about the financial marketplace. Projects include:
Access to Finance
We have undertaken a number of ‘Access to Finance’ surveys for Government departments.Following the first SME Access to Finance Survey, conducted in 2007, BDRC Continental has carried out three follow up surveys among SMEs on behalf of the Scottish Government, and two surveys among mid-cap businesses for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
The latest mid-caps finance report is published at the following link: 2010 Finance Survey of Mid-cap Businesses
Life after RDR
A major qualitative study for a high street bank to evaluate scenarios for financial advice after the removal of commission payments. Included interviews with consumers, tied advisors and IFAs.
A qualitative study for an advisory business moving from whole of market to a market representative panel, to evaluate consumer reaction to alternative supplier panels.
Conformance to TCF
A series of studies for insurers, lenders and others measuring conformance of advertising and consumer literature to TCF requirements.
To find out more please contact one of the team.
Shiona Davies 020 7490 9124