The FSA has published Discussion Paper 07/2 entitled Platforms: the role of wraps and supermarkets (DP07/2). DP07/2 looks at the risks and opportunities that the developing platform market presents for retail intermediaries and for their customers. The FSA is issuing DP07/2 to set out ideas and case studies designed to open up practical discussion about how firms can make sure that they meet the Principles for Businesses in offering or making use of platforms. The FSA is looking for views about the various ways that platforms may be developed and used, under the regulatory regime. The deadline for comments on DP07/2 is 26 October 2007.

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