The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Professional Personal Claims Limited (PPC) £70,000 for misleading consumers through its websites and printed materials. This decision follows the transfer of regulatory responsibility for claims management companies (CMCs) to the FCA on 1 April 2
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today launched a Call for Input (CfI) on the opportunities presented by so-called ‘open finance’. Open finance builds on the principles of open banking – the sharing of data which provides new ways for customers and businesses to make the m
To support the delivery of high-quality audit in the UK, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has today issued a major revision to its Ethical Standard and revised Auditing Standards. The changes will help to strengthen auditor independence, prevent conflicts of interest and ensure the UK is seen a
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is planning a drastic change to rules governing company boards which will place more responsibility on directors to vouch for the integrity of their financial controls. The changes arrive in response to the scandals at Carillion, Patisserie Valerie, M&C Saat
Scores of people could be entitled to significant compensation payouts after being sold interest-only mortgages which put them at risk of being forced to move in order to pay off loans.
The International Auditing & Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) has appointed the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Josephine Jackson to its board. Her appointment will commence on 1 January 2020 and will be for an initial term of three years. Ms Jackson is the FRC’s technical
St James's Place Wealth Management (SJP) has today announced its acquisition of the Linlithgow-based financial advice firm Policy Services Ltd (PSL). PSL has been a longstanding provider of administration, fee reconciliation and advice services to partners of SJP and their clients who hold non-
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced sanctions against Grant Thornton UK LLP. The sanctions are held against Grant Thornton and one of its Audit Engagement Partners in relation to the statutory audit of the 2016 financial statements of a publicly listed company.
The Bank of England, Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have today published a shared policy summary and co-ordinated consultation papers (CPs) on new requirements to strengthen operational resilience in the financial services sector. Building the operat
New analysis from Which? reveals that banks suffer five IT failures every week, shutting millions of customers out of accounts and making payments.
Alistair Greig has appeared in court after being accused of defrauding hundreds of investors out of £13 million through an illegal “Ponzi” scheme.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have decided to ban and fine Stuart Malcolm Forsyth, the former CEO of Scottish Boatowners Mutual Insurance Association (SBMIA) £78,318 and £76,180 respectively. The regulators found that between February
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been forced to take action at its headquarters in Stratford in London, due to 'shameful' sanitary conditions. In a letter to staff posted on the FCA's intranet and seen by The Standard, Georgina Philippou, FCA's chief operating officer, said she was horrifie
The Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) new rules in the Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) industry came into force yesterday. The FCA believes that the new rules will save customers between £40-60 million a year in interest payments.
Companies applying the new standard on lease accounting need to provide more information on its effects, according to a new report by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). The FRC has reviewed the interim reports of 20 companies applying International Financial Reporting Standard 16 (IFRS) ‘L