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  1. Claims management companies must raise advertising standards, says FCA

    Press Releases Published: 23/08/2019 Last modified: 23/08/2019
    Claims management companies (CMCs) must do more to ensure their promotions do not mislead potential customers according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Since the FCA took over regulation of CMCs on 1 April 2019 it has reviewed over 200 CMC adverts in various media and found widespread poor-practice in CMCs.
  2. Time is running out: the pressure is on to prioritise PPI

    PPI Press Releases Published: 22/08/2019 Last modified: 22/08/2019
    With one in five Brits reporting they’ve left making a decision to the last minute and with a week to go to the PPI complaints deadline, the time for decision-making is now.
  3. FCA publishes video to help consumers understand pension transfer advice

    News stories Published: 21/08/2019 Last modified: 21/08/2019
    The FCA's video aims to help consumers better understand financial advice on transferring out of a defined benefit pension.
  4. Upper Tribunal publishes decision on Andrew Tinney, the former COO of Barclays Wealth

    Press Releases Published: 16/08/2019 Last modified: 16/08/2019
    Following contested proceedings, the Upper Tribunal has found that Andrew Tinney, the former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management (Barclays Wealth), breached his obligation as an approved person to act with integrity.
  5. London Capital and Finance plc

    News stories Published: 15/08/2019 Last modified: 15/08/2019
    On 30 January 2019, London Capital and Finance plc (LCF) appointed Finbarr O’Connell, Adam Stephens, Henry Shinners and Colin Hardman of Smith and Williamson LLP as joint administrators. These appointments have been made by order of the court. The administrators’ function is generally to act in the interest of the company’s creditors as a...
  6. FCA agrees plan for a phased implementation of Strong Customer Authentication

    Press Releases Published: 13/08/2019 Last modified: 13/08/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today agreed a plan that gives the payments and e-commerce industry extra time to implement Strong Customer Authentication (SCA).
  7. 5 million pension savers could put their retirement savings at risk to scammers

    Press Releases Published: 07/08/2019 Last modified: 07/08/2019
    The FCA and The Pensions Regulator are warning the public about fraudsters targeting people’s retirement savings. This warning comes as new research suggests that 42% of pension savers, which would equate over 5 million people across the UK, could be at risk of falling for at least one of six common tactics used by pension scammers.
  8. SVS Securities PLC Enters Administration

    News stories Published: 05/08/2019 Last modified: 05/08/2019
    On 5 August 2019, the Court appointed Julien Irving, Andrew Poxon and Alex Cadwallader, all of Leonard Curtis, as Special Administrators of SVS Securities Plc (SVS), following an application by the Directors. The Joint Special Administrators are currently considering the options for the business going forward, including a sales process of the...
  9. Ipagoo LLP has entered administration

    News stories Published: 02/08/2019 Last modified: 02/08/2019
    Ipagoo LLP (Ipagoo) is authorised and supervised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to issue e-money and provide payment services under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (the EMRs). The firm has a small customer base.
  10. FCA announces August and September events for former members of the British Steel Pension Scheme

    Life insurers and pension providers News stories Published: 01/08/2019 Last modified: 01/08/2019
    We are hosting two events in Port Talbot for former members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS). These events will provide information for those who are concerned about advice they received when they transferred out of the scheme.