Santander UK Plc (Santander) has been fined £107,793,300 after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) found serious and persistent gaps in its anti-money laundering (AML) controls, affecting its business banking customers. According to the FCA report, between 31 December 2012 and 18 Octobe
Financial watchdogs should not enjoy immunity from civil suits in cases in which consumers lose out because of a regulator's negligence, MPs have said. An amendment to the Financial Services and Markets Bill has been laid before Parliament by three SNP MPs and will be debated today.
Mark Steward has announced he will be stepping down as the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) executive director of enforcement and market oversight after seven years with the regulator. Since joining the FCA in 2015, Mr Steward has led the delivery of some of the FCA’s most complex, hi
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has decided to fine Barclays a total of £50 million in relation to its failure to disclose certain arrangements agreed with Qatari entities as part of its capital raisings announced on 25 June 2008 and 31 October 2008 after finding conduct in the Octo
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has placed restrictions on twice as many firms in the investment market compared to last year, as part of its strategy designed to prevent harm in the consumer investment market. The restrictions include preventing firms from promoting and selling certain produc
Labour has called for a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) probe into the handling of the Mini Budget after hedge fund managers bet on the fall of the Pound vs the US Dollar, making big profits. The call from shadow city minister, Tulip Siddiq, came amid speculation that some hedge fund bos
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has decided to impose a £306 million requirement on a takeover deal between Canadian software firm Dye and Durham (D&D) and Link Group. The decision follows announcements by Link Group to the Australian Securities Exchange and D&D to the Toron
Andy Hornby and James Crosby, the former HBOS bosses who were under investigation for their part in the failure of banking group in 2008, have been let off without penalty after the conclusion of protracted joint investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation
Andrew Foyle, Daren Allen, and Jonathon Crook, partners within the financial services disputes and investigations group at law firm Shoosmiths, based in Edinburgh, London and Manchester respectively, comment on the FCA's new consumer duty. In the UK, the clock is ticking for financial services firms
The Joint Regulatory Oversight Committee (JROC) has appointed Bryan Zhang as independent chair of the newly set-up strategic working group (SWG). The committee, led by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) and including the CMA and HM Treasury, announced the forma
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a warning against loan fee fraud. Enquiries into the FCA’s contact centre about all types of scams were up 24% as a whole in June 2022 from a year earlier. In particular, reported loan fee fraud scams into the FCA’s contact centre were up
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announce that it will regulate pre-paid funeral plans. The move comes following legislation passed by Parliament. The FCA is authorising 26 providers. Together these firms hold approximately 1.6 million plans, which make up 87% of the market.