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  1. Re-trial in insider dealing case

    Statements Published: 09/01/2019 Last modified: 09/01/2019
    The re-trial of Fabiana Abdel-Malek and Walid Anis Choucair on 5 counts of insider dealing has been listed for 15 April 2019 at Southwark Crown Court.
  2. Statement on treatment of Gibraltar in our Handbook after Brexit

    Statements Published: 20/12/2018 Last modified: 20/12/2018
    As part of our Brexit preparations, we will make a rule to preserve the existing Handbook treatment in respect of Gibraltar in the post exit day Handbook. 
  3. Darren Newton banned from working in the financial services sector

    Press Releases Published: 20/12/2018 Last modified: 20/12/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today banned Darren Lee Newton from working in the financial services sector. The FCA discovered Mr Newton used customers’ money for the purchase of the debt management firm, First Step Finance Limited. This showed a serious lack of honesty and integrity. The FCA has decided that he is not a fit and...
  4. Securitisation Regulation: PRA and FCA joint statement on reporting of private securitisations

    Statements Published: 20/12/2018 Last modified: 20/12/2018
    This statement sets out how the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) propose to direct the manner in which firms must make information regarding ‘private’ securitisations available to their UK competent authorities. This direction is intended to apply to all UK established originators, sponsors and...
  5. Statement on the CMA’s response to the Citizens Advice super-complaint on excessive prices for disengaged consumers

    Statements Published: 19/12/2018 Last modified: 19/12/2018
    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its response to the Citizens Advice super-complaint on excessive prices for disengaged consumers. The super-complaint covers several markets, including insurance, cash savings and mortgages.
  6. Santander UK Plc (Santander) fined £32.8m for serious failings in its probate and bereavement process

    Press Releases Published: 19/12/2018 Last modified: 19/12/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Santander £32,817,800 for failing to effectively process the accounts and investments of deceased customers.
  7. FCA announces proposals to fundamentally reform the way banks charge for overdrafts and extends protections for other high-cost credit products

    Press Releases Published: 18/12/2018 Last modified: 18/12/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today announced the next package of measures forming part of its high-cost credit review. It has announced proposals to change how banks charge for overdrafts, which would bring to an end to banks charging higher prices for unarranged overdrafts. Alongside this the FCA has published the results of its...
  8. The financial services contracts regime

    Statements Published: 17/12/2018 Last modified: 01/02/2019
    The Government has published draft legislation for the financial services contracts regime (FSCR). If the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement, this will enable firms who do not enter the temporary permissions regime to wind down their UK business in an orderly fashion.
  9. New rules for claims management companies to boost consumer protection and professionalism

    Press Releases Published: 17/12/2018 Last modified: 19/12/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today published new rules and fees that will apply to all claims management companies (CMCs) from April 2019. That’s when the FCA takes over responsibility for regulating the firms, which help thousands of people every year.
  10. FCA introduces new rules on handling complaints about Authorised Push Payment fraud

    Press Releases Published: 14/12/2018 Last modified: 14/12/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published new rules allowing victims of Authorised Push Payment (APP) fraud to complain to the payment services provider (PSP) receiving their payment.