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  1. FCA and Hong Kong Insurance Authority sign Fintech co-operation agreement

    Press Releases Published: 21/09/2017 Last modified: 21/09/2017
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announces today that it has entered into a co-operation agreement with the Hong Kong Insurance Authority (IA) to enhance collaboration in supporting Fintech innovation.
  2. FCA publishes findings from the Ageing Population Project

    Press Releases Published: 21/09/2017 Last modified: 21/09/2017
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published an Occasional Paper outlining the findings from a project that explored how the ageing population would impact the Financial Services industry.
  3. FCA statement on compliance with Joint Committee Guidelines on Acquisitions and Increases of Qualifying Holdings (Changes in Control)

    Statements Published: 20/09/2017 Last modified: 20/09/2017
    The Joint European Supervisory Authorities (ESA) Guidelines on the prudential assessment of acquisitions and increases of qualifying holdings in the financial sector come into force on 1 October 2017. The FCA and PRA have notified the ESAs that they will comply with the Guidelines except for provisions relating to the identification of acquirers...
  4. A Better View

    Speeches Published: 20/09/2017 Last modified: 20/09/2017
    Speech by Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight at the FCA, delivered at the AFME European Compliance and Legal Conference 2017
  5. Culture and conduct - extending the accountability regime

    Speeches Published: 20/09/2017 Last modified: 20/09/2017
    Speech by Jonathan Davidson, Director of Supervision – Retail and Authorisations at the FCA, delivered at City and Financial Summit, London.
  6. FCA finalises revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) requirements

    Press Releases Published: 19/09/2017 Last modified: 19/09/2017
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published its approach to implementing the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). 
  7. MiFID II: authorisation and variation of permissions

    News stories Published: 18/09/2017 Last modified: 18/09/2017
    MiFID II applies from 3 January 2018, less than four months away. It widens the scope of MiFID by capturing some financial entities that did not previously require authorisation. Some firms who are already authorised may also need new authorisations or a Variation of Permission (VoP) to carry out activities from next year.
  8. FCA makes Market Investigation Reference for investment consultancy services

    Press Releases Published: 14/09/2017 Last modified: 14/09/2017
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today confirmed its final decision to make a Market Investigation Reference (MIR) to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in relation to investment consultancy and fiduciary management services.  This is the first time that the FCA has made such a reference to the CMA.
  9. Extension of temporary restriction in short selling: Liberbank, S.A

    News stories Published: 13/09/2017 Last modified: 13/09/2017
    The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) would like to draw the industry’s attention to the announcement by the Spanish Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) which extends the restrictions of transactions under Article 20 (2) (a) and (b) of Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2012.
  10. Initial Coin Offerings

    Statements Published: 12/09/2017 Last modified: 12/09/2017
    Consumer warning about the risks of Initial Coin Offerings (‘ICOs’)