RDR: The Basics

The new “Retail Distribution Review” rules are overhauling the way you invest your money and receive financial advice

Alanna Petroff 26 November, 2012 | 8:00AM

This article is part of Morningstar’s special series about the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).

The way you invest your money and receive financial advice is officially changing in 2013. The Financial Services Authority (FSA), which regulates the UK financial industry, has created something called the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), which is a set of rules and regulations that was put in place on December 31, 2012 that fundamentally changes the way the financial advice industry operates within the UK.

The rules were put in place to ensure more transparency and fairness in the investment industry.

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Alanna Petroff

Alanna Petroff  is a financial journalist with Morningstar UK.

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