Financial Conduct Authority

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is acting to address concerns about the ease and speed with which people can make high-risk investments by proposing a significant strengthening of its rules on how high-risk financial products are marketed. This is a central element of the FCA's Consumer Invest

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is set to launch two market studies and gather further information to investigate access to wholesale data. In response to a Call for Input, the FCA heard concerns that limited competition in the markets for benchmarks and indices, credit ratings and trading dat

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NatWest has been fined £264.8 million following convictions for three offences of failing to comply with money laundering regulations. Mrs Justice Cockerill, the sentencing judge at Southwark Crown Court, yesterday said: “….it must be borne in mind that although in no way complici

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today confirmed a series of rule changes to ensure that the UK’s public markets remain a trusted and attractive place to list successful companies, providing opportunities for companies to grow from which investors will benefit. The reforms address, an

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reformed its decision-making process to ensure it can make faster and more effective decisions for consumers, markets and firms. As part of its transformation to a more innovative and assertive regulator, more decisions will be taken by the FCA’s senio

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is proposing that firms offer a new 'default' investment option to help non-workplace pension customers save for their retirement. Currently, non-workplace pension customers have to choose their own investments from an increasingly wide range of options. This co

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed banning debt packager firms from being paid to refer customers on to other firms. Debt packagers are regulated providers of debt advice, who refer customers on to other providers of debt solutions. They rely on income from referral fees paid by thes

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Sophisticated investors and pension funds are among those who will have access to new types of investment opportunities following changes made by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA has confirmed that it will be taking forward proposals to create a new type of open-ended investment fund w

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Charles Randell has asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to commence the process to appoint his successor as chair of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator (PSR). Mr Randell plans to step down in Spring 2022.

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a new strategy aimed at giving consumers the confidence to invest, supported by a high-quality, affordable advice market, which should lead to fewer people being scammed or persuaded to invest in products too risky for their needs. The consumer inv

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published draft guidance on a new power that allows it to move faster to remove regulatory permissions that are no longer being used by financial services firms. Incorrect or outdated permissions on the Financial Services (FS) Register can mislead consumers

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is preparing to tighten the governance code for Britain’s biggest audit firms in a move that will increase pressure on EY to split the roles held by its UK leader. Scottish Financial News reported yesterday that the FRC announced a consultation on pro

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