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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. FCA response to Mortgage Lenders' commitment to help longstanding borrowers

    Statements Published: 31/07/2018 Last modified: 31/07/2018
    In our Mortgages Market Study Interim Report we sought views on whether and how to enable customers on an active lender’s reversion rate to switch to a better deal in certain circumstances – including whether this could be achieved through a voluntary agreement. We welcome this initiative by UK Finance, the Building Societies Association and...
  4. Statement on the further investigative steps in relation to RBS GRG

    Press Releases Published: 31/07/2018 Last modified: 31/07/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today provided an update on its investigation in to Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) treatment of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers transferred to its Global Restructuring Group (GRG).
  5. FCA proposes changes to rules for crowdfunding platforms

    Press Releases Published: 27/07/2018 Last modified: 27/07/2018
    Following a post-implementation review of its crowdfunding rules, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is opening a consultation on new rules for loan-based crowdfunding platforms.
  6. FCA opens a discussion on introducing a basic savings rate in the cash savings market

    Press Releases Published: 25/07/2018 Last modified: 25/07/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published a Discussion Paper on price discrimination in the cash savings market.
  7. Four former directors of online consumer credit broker banned for misleading customers

    Press Releases Published: 25/07/2018 Last modified: 25/07/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned David James Carter Mullins, Edward John Booth, Christopher Paul Brotherton and Mark Robert Kennedy, the former directors and shareholders of Secure My Money Limited (now dissolved).
  8. Bank of England, FCA, PRA and PSR conduct review of Memorandum of Understanding in relation to payment systems in the UK

    Statements Published: 20/07/2018 Last modified: 20/07/2018
    The Bank of England (BoE), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that sets out the high-level framework the Authorities use to cooperate with one another, in relation to payment systems in the UK. The Financial Services...
  9. FCA publishes Annual Report and Accounts 2017/18

    Press Releases Published: 19/07/2018 Last modified: 03/08/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published its Annual Report and Accounts, which looks back on the key pieces of work undertaken by the organisation throughout 2017/18.
  10. FCA response to the CMA’s provisional decision report on its investment consultants market investigation

    Statements Published: 18/07/2018 Last modified: 18/07/2018
    We welcome the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA's) in-depth work on competition in the market for investment consultancy and fiduciary management services. As part of our asset management market study, we referred this sector to the CMA for a detailed investigation because we had serious competition concerns. The CMA’s provisional...