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  1. FCA fines Tesco Bank £16.4m for failures in 2016 cyber attack

    Press Releases Published: 01/10/2018 Last modified: 01/10/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Tesco Personal Finance plc (Tesco Bank) £16,400,000 for failing to exercise due skill, care and diligence in protecting its personal current account holders against a cyber attack. The cyber attack took place in November 2016. 
  2. FCA statement on super-complaint from Citizens Advice to the CMA on excessive prices for disengaged consumers

    Statements Published: 28/09/2018 Last modified: 28/09/2018
    Citizens Advice today submitted a super-complaint to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) calling on it to identify remedies and recommendations to put an end to the penalty paid by loyal and disengaged consumers. The super-complaint covers several markets, including insurance, cash savings and mortgages.
  3. Financial Conduct Authority publishes Decision Notice concerning Linear Investments Limited

    Press Releases Published: 27/09/2018 Last modified: 27/09/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published a Decision Notice concerning Linear Investments Limited. Linear failed to take reasonable care to organise and control its affairs responsibly and effectively to ensure potential instances of market abuse could be detected and reported. The failure occurred from 14 January 2013 to 9 August...
  4. Dear CEO LIBOR letter

    Statements Published: 19/09/2018 Last modified: 19/09/2018
    On Wednesday 19 September, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) wrote to CEOs of major banks and insurers supervised in the UK asking for the preparations and actions they are taking to manage transition from LIBOR to alternative interest rate benchmarks. The purpose of the letters is to seek assurance...
  5. The FCA announces outcome of investigation into 4 life insurance companies

    Press Releases Published: 19/09/2018 Last modified: 19/09/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today announced that its remaining investigations into firms, following its thematic review into the fair treatment of longstanding customers in the life insurance sector, have each been closed.
  6. Michael Nascimento sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment in FCA prosecution of £2.8m investment fraud

    Press Releases Published: 17/09/2018 Last modified: 17/09/2018
    Michael Nascimento was today sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment for his role in a share fraud carried out through a series of boiler room companies which led to the loss of more than £2.8 million of investors’ money. He was the controlling mind, instigator and the main beneficiary of the fraud.
  7. The Financial Conduct Authority bans former Deutsche Bank trader, Christian Bittar

    Press Releases Published: 14/09/2018 Last modified: 14/09/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned Christian Bittar from performing any function in relation to any regulated financial activity.
  8. Our approach to overseas market operators seeking to apply to become a recognised overseas investment exchange (ROIE)

    Statements Published: 14/09/2018 Last modified: 30/01/2019
    We have published a direction clarifying how an EEA market operator may make an application to become a recognised overseas investment exchange (ROIE) (PDF), to enable the participation of the exchange in UK markets, should they no longer be able to rely on MiFID II passport rights once the UK leaves the EU. Overseas investment exchanges which...
  9. 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).
  10. 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...