Financial Conduct Authority

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is using data to tackle online fraud faster by scanning approximately 100,000 websites created every day to identify those that appear to be scams. Where the FCA identifies fraudulent websites, it is proactive in requesting the website host shut them down, thoug

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is today writing to more than 3,500 lenders to remind them of the standards they should meet as consumers across the country are affected by the rising cost of living. With household bills expected to continue to rise into the autumn, it is important that firms

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Banks and building societies will need to assess the impact of changes to their services, for example shorter branch opening times, under updated guidance proposed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA is also consulting on requirements for more detailed analysis on how firms assess the

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has set out an ambitious vision for potential reform to the way companies list in the UK that aims to attract more high quality, growth companies and give investors greater opportunities. In a new paper, the FCA is continuing its discussion on how it can make th

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is warning lenders and brokers to stop using misleading terms in their advertising or face regulatory action. The increased cost of living means that more people may take out loans. Marketing that does not give clear information and warnings about the potential

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is using emergency powers to prevent financial advice firms, who advised members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS), from disposing of assets to avoid paying compensation. The FCA has introduced these emergency rules, without consultation, in light of th

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has finalised rules requiring listed companies to report information and disclose against targets on the representation of women and ethnic minorities on their boards and executive management, making it easier for investors to see the diversity of their senior l

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The Financial Reporting Council's (FRC) UKEB has extended the deadline to recruit members for its Investor Advisory Group (IAG) to Tuesday, 26 April 2022. The UKEB is establishing six advisory groups that will provide specialist knowledge and information as input into its technical decision-making.

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a new strategy to improve outcomes for consumers and in markets throughout the UK. As the FCA’s remit is broad and growing, the three-year strategy prioritises resources to prevent serious harm, set higher standards and promote competition. Th

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has urged Facebook to take action on scam investment adverts following a rise in fraud attacks on social media platforms. Nikhil Rathi, chief executive of the FCA, listed Facebook’s owner Meta and Twitter as companies that must accelerate their crackdown o

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