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30 Jan 2024

New data from market research firm Mintel suggests the UK bicycle market could on the road to recovery, with sales of new bikes set to reach almost £1 billion this year.
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25 Jan 2024

With more than 500 cycle businesses having now signed up to its campaign for change to the Cycle to Work scheme, a delegation from the Association of Cycle Traders has met with All Party...

24 Jan 2024

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is taking enforcement action and warning consumers about a brand of e-bike battery – UPP – that has been linked to a number of...

16 Jan 2024

Walton Street Cycles, one of Oxford’s oldest bike shops, has been trading in the city since 1975.
 

16 Jan 2024

ACT Gold Member ICE Trikes has announced a new partnership announcement with British Cycling’s Limitless disability and para-cycling programme. This partnership will help to support the...

15 Jan 2024

An interesting article has appeared in Forbes reflecting many of the issues that ACT members will be experiencing – the challenges and opportunities that are currently...

15 Jan 2024

The Guardian has reported that ministers decided to prioritise driving over active travel because of worries about “15-minute cities”.

15 Jan 2024

Go Outdoors, which operates 75 stores across the UK, has announced an apprenticeship scheme involving Cytech training with the aim of addressing what it terms a nationwide shortage of...

3 Jan 2024

gogeta, the new tax-free cycling platform that offers a better deal for retailers and bigger savings for customers, has published further details of its new Flexi Voucher, an industry first...

3 Jan 2024

Bike for Good, the Glasgow-based cycling charity and social enterprise, which delivers Cytech training in Scotland, has announced a Young Bike Mechanic Programme designed to create opportunities...

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Businesses on deadline to adhere to FCA Consumer Duty

Posted on in Cycles News

FCA Together with our partners at V12 Retail Finance, we are highlighting the FCA Consumer Duty and the four key outcomes that the FCA will be looking for authorised businesses to adhere to.

While the FCA has given authorised businesses one year to implement these new changes, it is important to begin reviewing your business and implementing the principle sooner rather than later. This way you have adequate time to educate staff, review policies and inner workings and really embed the principle in how your business treats customers and conducts its operations.

V12 have put together a Consumer Duty Guide which recaps on all this important information and has quick links to useful resources. You may find it useful to download this guide and share among your colleagues. To get your copy, click here.

The first deadline to be aware of is 31 October 2022. The FCA has said that authorised businesses’ Boards (or equivalent management body) should have agreed their implementation plans by the end of October 2022 and be able to show they have scrutinised and challenged these plans to ensure they are deliverable and robust to meet the new standards. We also said that authorised businesses should expect to be asked to share implementation plans, Board papers and minutes with supervisors and be challenged on their contents.

Read more about the retail finance here.

Retail Finance Training

One of the most effective ways to ensure that you and your staff are fully trained and compliant is by taking our Retail Finance Training course. Developed by ACT, it is the first online learning course for retailers which aims to build the skills and knowledge required to maximise sales using Retail finance.

You can find more information about Retail Finance Training on the service page and you can try the demo for free here.

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