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  1. FCA statement on MiFID II inducements and research

    Statements Published: 26/10/2017 Last modified: 26/10/2017
    The FCA welcomes the announcements made today by the European Commission and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (US SEC) in relation to the MiFID II inducements and research reforms and their interaction with US regulation.
  2. FCA publishes position limits for commodity derivative contracts

    Statements Published: 26/10/2017 Last modified: 26/10/2017
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published position limits on certain commodity derivative contracts which are traded on UK trading venues.
  3. Statement on FCA investigation into Equifax Ltd

    Statements Published: 24/10/2017 Last modified: 24/10/2017
    The FCA announces today that it is investigating the circumstances surrounding a cybersecurity incident that led to the loss of UK customer data held by Equifax Ltd on the servers of its US parent. This statement is made given the public interest in these matters.
  4. FCA statement on judicial review of PPI complaints measures

    Statements Published: 20/10/2017 Last modified: 20/10/2017
    On 3 October 2017 the Court of Appeal refused We Fight Any Claim permission to appeal the decision by Mr Justice Singh (as he then was) in the Administrative Court on 4 August 2017 to refuse We Fight Any Claim permission to bring a claim for judicial review of the FCA’s new package of measures in relation to PPI complaints (including a 29...
  5. FCA statement on the Work Plan for ESMA opinions on pre-trade transparency waivers and commodity position limits

    Statements Published: 28/09/2017 Last modified: 28/09/2017
    Pre-trade transparency waivers On 28 September 2017, ESMA issued a public statement regarding the joint work plan of ESMA and NCAs for opinions on MiFID II pre-trade transparency waivers. The statement explains that, while ESMA intends to finalise the opinions on equity waivers by the end of 2017, due to the high number and complexity of
  6. Response to the CMA’s final report for its digital comparison tools market study

    Statements Published: 26/09/2017 Last modified: 26/09/2017
    We welcome the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) work on digital comparison tools (DCTs). We have worked with the CMA throughout its study, which looked at car and home insurance, and credit cards, to provide expert input on financial services.  We are encouraged that the CMA’s research has found that people mainly have positive...
  7. FCA statement on compliance with Joint Committee Guidelines on Acquisitions and Increases of Qualifying Holdings (Changes in Control)

    Statements Published: 20/09/2017 Last modified: 20/09/2017
    The Joint European Supervisory Authorities (ESA) Guidelines on the prudential assessment of acquisitions and increases of qualifying holdings in the financial sector come into force on 1 October 2017. The FCA and PRA have notified the ESAs that they will comply with the Guidelines except for provisions relating to the identification of acquirers...
  8. Initial Coin Offerings

    Statements Published: 12/09/2017 Last modified: 27/02/2019
    Consumer warning about the risks of Initial Coin Offerings (‘ICOs’)
  9. FCA on fair treatment of longstanding customers review

    Statements Published: 07/09/2017 Last modified: 07/09/2017
    On 3rd March 2016 the Financial Conduct Authority announced investigations into six firms as a result of its thematic review into the fair treatment of longstanding customers. The FCA has today announced that the investigation into Police Mutual has been closed with no further action. The investigations into Scottish Widows, Prudential,
  10. The use of the interbank rate in online currency converter tools

    Statements Published: 19/07/2017 Last modified: 19/07/2017
    The FCA is concerned that payment institutions and e-money institutions may have used currency converter tools in relation to their currency transfer services[1] in a misleading way. Tools which convert currency at the interbank rate may be used in such a way as to give consumers the misleading impression that the rates shown are available to them,...