Are you ready for the recording rules?

MIFID II comes into force in January 2018. One requirement will be for advisers to record all conversations with clients.

The FCA has already ruled out requiring face to face conversations to be recorded but is still considering whether to make IFAs record telephone conversations and electronic communications with clients.

A Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) commissioned survey has shown that only 10% of advisers currently record telephone conversations and electronic communications in line with the proposed EU rules.

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Our View

Although it is not clear yet which conversations will need to be recorded, any requirements will come into force in January 2018. This might seem far enough away not to warrant any immediate action but the systems needed to be able to record and store client conversations can be costly and can take a fair time to implement. 

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