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  1. FCA appoints new Director of Competition

    Press Releases Published: 05/09/2018 Last modified: 05/09/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed Sheldon Mills as its new director of competition. Sheldon is currently senior director, mergers and state aid at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
  2. Regulated retail investment adviser re-evaluation

    Statements Published: 05/09/2018 Last modified: 21/09/2018
    We have collaborated with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) to create a re-assessment test of the level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning. The CII will make the ‘Regulated Retail Investment Adviser Re-Evaluation’ available from 1 October 2018 and the assessment aims to raise the standards and competence of Financial Advisers. There are...
  3. 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.
  4. Information for customers of Premier FX Limited

    Statements Published: 04/09/2018 Last modified: 11/12/2018
    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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. 
  9. 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’.
  10. 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.