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  1. Inside the mind of a scammer: FCA reveals the tactics investment fraudsters use to deceive over 55s

    Press Releases Published: 01/03/2017 Last modified: 01/03/2017
    Only two in five think they know how to spot an investment scam Half of over 55s surveyed agree you need to act quickly to get a good deal, an attitude exploited by fraudsters who offer time-limited deals A third of over 55s surveyed are reluctant to discuss their investment decisions with others, something that is seized on by fraudsters who...
  2. FCA and PRA publish final changes to enhance enforcement decision-making processes

    Press Releases Published: 01/02/2017 Last modified: 01/02/2017
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have today published final changes in a Policy Statement (PS) aimed at strengthening the transparency and effectiveness of their enforcement decision-making processes.
  3. FCA fines Deutsche Bank £163 million for serious anti-money laundering controls failings

    Press Releases Published: 31/01/2017 Last modified: 31/01/2017
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today fined Deutsche Bank AG (Deutsche Bank) £163,076,224 for failing to maintain an adequate anti-money laundering (AML) control framework during the period between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2015. This is the largest financial penalty for AML controls failings ever imposed by the FCA, or its...
  4. Two sentenced in insider dealing case

    Press Releases Published: 13/01/2017 Last modified: 13/01/2017
    In a prosecution brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Manjeet Mohal, a former employee of Logica Plc, has today been sentenced to 10 months imprisonment suspended for two years in respect of two counts of insider dealing. He was also ordered to undertake 180 hours of community work. Reshim Birk, a neighbour of Mr Mohal’s was...
  5. Mark Lyttleton sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for insider dealing

    Press Releases Published: 21/12/2016 Last modified: 21/12/2016
    In a prosecution brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Mark Lyttleton, a former Equity Portfolio Manager at BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited, has today been sentenced to 18 months reduced with credit to 12 months on two counts of insider dealing. A confiscation order was also made in the sum of £149,861.27 and costs...
  6. FCA launches market study on competition in the mortgage sector

    Press Releases Published: 12/12/2016 Last modified: 12/12/2016
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today launched a market study to consider whether competition in the mortgage sector can be improved to benefit consumers.
  7. A third of over 75s targeted by investment scams, as FCA urges consumers to take the time to check

    Press Releases Published: 05/12/2016 Last modified: 05/12/2016
    A fifth (22%) of over 55s and a third (32%) of over 75s believe they have been targeted by an investment scam in the last 3 years Over half (55%) of those who have invested in financial products did so on their own, rather than making the decision with family One in eight (14%) of over 55s spend little or no time researching financial investment...
  8. Two plead guilty to insider dealing

    Press Releases Published: 30/11/2016 Last modified: 30/11/2016
    In a case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Manjeet Mohal and Reshim Birk have today pleaded guilty to three counts of insider dealing on day three of their trial at the Central Criminal Court. They will be sentenced on 13 January 2017.
  9. The FCA Mission – a consultation

    Press Releases Published: 26/10/2016 Last modified: 31/10/2016
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today launched a consultation on its Mission, which is designed to provide a guiding set of principles around the strategic choices the FCA makes. It will inform the FCA’s strategy and day-to-day work over the coming years.
  10. FCA to consult on mortgage payment shortfall remediation guidance

    Press Releases Published: 19/10/2016 Last modified: 25/10/2016
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today announced that it will consult on new guidance on the treatment of customers with mortgage payment shortfalls (commonly referred to as arrears). This guidance covers remediation for mortgage customers who may have been affected by the way firms calculate these customers’ monthly mortgage payments.