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  1. Financial Conduct Authority appoints new Chief Economist

    Press Releases Published: 05/09/2019 Last modified: 05/09/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed Kate Collyer as its Chief Economist. Kate is currently Chief Economist for Energy and Market Frameworks and Joint-Director of Analysis at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
  2. FCA announces new chair of the Smaller Business Practitioner Panel

    Press Releases Published: 05/09/2019 Last modified: 05/09/2019
    Charles Randell, Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority, has today announced the appointment of Marlene Shiels, Chief Executive of Capital Credit Union, as Chair of the FCA’s Smaller Business Practitioner Panel from 1 October 2019. She has been a member of the Panel since 2015 and succeeds Craig Errington, Group Chief Executive of Wesleyan.
  3. Richard Baldwin, sentencing 3 September 2019

    Press Releases Published: 03/09/2019 Last modified: 03/09/2019
    On 3 September 2019, at Southwark Crown Court, His Honour Judge Hehir sentenced Mr Richard Baldwin to a total of 5 years and 8 months’ imprisonment. 
  4. Just one day left to act: PPI complaints deadline is tomorrow

    PPI Press Releases Published: 28/08/2019 Last modified: 30/08/2019
    The FCA issues final reminder to UK consumers - PPI won't be back
  5. Information for customers of AFX Markets Limited

    News stories Published: 27/08/2019 Last modified: 27/08/2019
    On 27 August 2019, the High Court of Justice of England and Wales appointed special administrators to AFX Markets Limited following an application for a special administration order made by the FCA.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. London Capital and Finance plc

    News stories Published: 15/08/2019 Last modified: 29/08/2019
    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...