FCA has issued a discussion paper encouraging firms to do more to support the UK’s ageing population and to ensure that consumers can access the financial products and services they need at every stage of their life. FCA wishes to hear stakeholder views about how older consumers engage with financial services, ideas for change and areas where FCA’s regulatory settings may not be right. It hopes to use the information to shape a programme of work looking specifically at the ageing population, scheduled for Q2 2016. The deadline for responses is 15 April. FCA has also published its occasional paper hoping to stimulate debate and interest around the subject of consumer vulnerability so that firms better understand the issue and act appropriately. (Source: FCA encourages support for ageing population and FCA occasional paper on consumer vulnerability)