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  1. Five sentenced in FCA prosecution of £2.8m investment fraud

    Press Releases Published: 04/09/2018 Last modified: 04/09/2018
    Operation Tidworth was the FCA’s second largest ever criminal prosecution. The instigator and main beneficiary of the fraud, Michael Nascimento, will be sentenced separately on 14 September 2018.
  2. Dial-A-Cab Credit Union Limited and Harp Credit Union Limited enter administration

    Statements Published: 04/09/2018 Last modified: 04/09/2018
    Dial-A-Cab Credit Union Limited On 4 September 2018, the High Court appointed Jo Milner and Stephen Cork of Cork Gully LLP as administrators of Dial-A-Cab Credit Union Limited. This followed an unannounced visit by its regulators to the credit union’s offices. Dial-A-Cab Credit Union Limited is regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority...
  3. Information for customers of Premier FX Limited

    Statements Published: 04/09/2018 Last modified: 15/03/2019
    On 13 August 2018, on the application of the FCA, the High Court appointed Peter Hart and Dina Devalia of PKF Geoffrey Martin & Co as joint administrators of Premier FX. The FCA took action to apply to the Court for the insolvency of Premier FX because, following the death of the sole director and shareholder the firm was not able to pay its debts...
  4. Wonga enters administration

    Press Releases Published: 30/08/2018 Last modified: 01/11/2018
    On 31 August, Wonga Group Limited and WDFC UK Limited (Wonga) were placed into administration. Chris Laverty, Daniel Smith and Andrew Charters from Grant Thornton were appointed as Joint Administrators.
  5. FCA commences criminal prosecution against Mark Starling in relation to an unauthorised investment scheme

    Press Releases Published: 21/08/2018 Last modified: 21/08/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has commenced a criminal prosecution against Mark Barry Starling (date of birth: 23/01/1961) of Farnham, Surrey, for three offences relating to unauthorised investment schemes alleged to have been operated between 1 August 2008 and 25 April 2017.
  6. Regulators warn public of pension scammer tactics as victims report losing an average of £91,000 in 2017

    Press Releases Published: 14/08/2018 Last modified: 14/08/2018
    A new campaign to tackle pension scams launches today as the latest figures reveal that victims of pension scammers lost an average of £91,000 each in 2017. 
  7. FCA collaborates on new consultation to explore the opportunities of a Global Financial Innovation Network

    Press Releases Published: 07/08/2018 Last modified: 07/08/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has, in collaboration with 11 financial regulators and related organisations, today announced the creation of the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), building on the FCA’s proposal earlier this year to create a ‘global sandbox’.
  8. FCA consults on rules and guidance to improve conduct and communications in payment services and e-money firms

    Press Releases Published: 01/08/2018 Last modified: 01/08/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting on rules and guidance to improve conduct standards and communications in the payment services and e-money sectors.
  9. FCA statement on selling high-risk speculative investments to retail clients following ESMA’s action on CFD products

    Statements Published: 01/08/2018 Last modified: 01/08/2018
    In June 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) finalised temporary measures to restrict the sale, marketing and distribution of contracts for difference (CFDs) to retail clients. These measures apply across the EU from today. We fully support ESMA’s measures, which are designed to protect retail investors. In common with...
  10. Upper Tribunal upholds FCA decision to fine and ban Chief Executive of TailorMade Independent Limited, Alistair Burns

    Press Releases Published: 01/08/2018 Last modified: 01/08/2018
    On 31 July 2018, the Upper Tribunal upheld the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) decision to prohibit Alistair Burns, Director and CF1 of TailorMade Independent Limited (TMI) from performing any FCA significant influence or senior management function, on the basis of his fundamental lack of competence and capability to perform such