By Tom Winnifrith | Friday 2 March 2018
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.
Its troubles started with a rogue salesman last year. Beaufort fessed up and compensated clients but the FCA insisted on a total overhaul of its compliance systems and clients found themselves unable to withdraw cash for a while. Broking is a tough business anyway with the staff demanding the fat via bonuses in good years and the shareholders picking up the tab in bad years. And so that run in with the FCA was the straw that broke this camel's back. The FCA said it feared Beaufort was insolvent and so...
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