The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned firms that offer Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) products that although some agreements are unregulated, the financial promotions of all BNPL products must comply with the financial promotion rules.
Almost a third (28%) of affected mid-sized businesses in Scotland have yet to register for the newly-introduced Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT), more than four months since it came into force. According to research by accountancy and business advisory firm, BDO LLP, 15% of those yet to register use more
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has taken action against Royal Bank of Scotland-owner NatWest for breaking parts 2 and 10 of the Retail Banking Order 2017. The CMA wrote a letter to the banking giant, which has agreed to take action to put things in order for customers.
Nearly 600,000 people are now paying less in interest and charges on their credit card debt because of changes made by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In its Annual Report, published today, the FCA has set out how it has worked over the past 12 months to meet its objectives of protecting cons
The Executive Counsel of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has fined Grant Thornton UK a total of £520,000 in relation to its statutory audits of the financial statements of Sports Direct International (SDI) for the financial years ended 24 April 2016 and 29 April 2018. Sanctions have also
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has today published a Position Paper setting out the next steps to reform the UK’s audit and corporate governance framework. The paper follows the Government Response to the consultation on strengthening the UK’s Corporate Governance, Corporate Repor
Mike Younger, finance director with Edinburgh-based Ian Macleod Distillers has publicly criticised the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) after his identity was stolen to claim benefits illegally. Mr Younger received a bill for for almost £700 by the DWP after his national insurance number
HM Treasury has today announced the appointment of Ashley Alder as the new chair of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Mr Alder is currently chief executive officer of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong, a role he has held since 2011. He also chairs the Board of the Interna
A 40-year-old woman has been sentenced to two years imprisonment after embezzling money from two Glasgow-based organisations. Natalie McGarry or Meikle was found guilty of taking almost £25,000 while involved with two pro-independence organisations between April 2013 and November 2015.