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  1. Regulation round-up August 2018

    Newsletters Published: 16/08/2018 Last modified: 16/08/2018
    Regulation round-up is our monthly email to all regulated firms, updating you on the latest news that affects your sector.
  2. Information for customers of Premier FX Limited

    Statements Published: 15/08/2018 Last modified: 15/08/2018
    On 13 August 2018, on the application of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the High Court appointed administrators in respect of Premier FX Limited (Premier). Premier is authorised by the FCA under the Payment Services Regulations 2017 to perform money remittance services. The FCA took this action to ensure that customers of Premier were...
  3. Making it easier to use and compare current accounts

    News stories Published: 15/08/2018 Last modified: 15/08/2018
    From today, following action by the FCA and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), consumers and small businesses will have better information about the services offered by current account providers. This should help them to find the right service for them, to get the most out of it, and to get help if things go wrong.   The information...
  4. Regulators warn public of pension scammer tactics as victims report losing an average of £91,000 in 2017

    Press Releases Published: 14/08/2018 Last modified: 14/08/2018
    A new campaign to tackle pension scams launches today as the latest figures reveal that victims of pension scammers lost an average of £91,000 each in 2017. 
  5. FCA collaborates on new consultation to explore the opportunities of a Global Financial Innovation Network

    Press Releases Published: 07/08/2018 Last modified: 07/08/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has, in collaboration with 11 financial regulators and related organisations, today announced the creation of the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), building on the FCA’s proposal earlier this year to create a ‘global sandbox’.
  6. News for customers of P.F. (International) Limited (“the firm”), a distributor of Kirby Vacuum Cleaners in the South West area of England

    News stories Published: 02/08/2018 Last modified: 03/08/2018
    On 31 July 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (“The FCA”) issued a First Supervisory Notice notifying the firm that it had varied its permission to prevent the firm from lawfully: Entering into any new regulated credit agreements and credit broking.  This takes effect immediately. This means that the firm cannot now lawfully offer
  7. FCA consults on rules and guidance to improve conduct and communications in payment services and e-money firms

    Press Releases Published: 01/08/2018 Last modified: 01/08/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting on rules and guidance to improve conduct standards and communications in the payment services and e-money sectors.
  8. FCA statement on selling high-risk speculative investments to retail clients following ESMA’s action on CFD products

    Statements Published: 01/08/2018 Last modified: 01/08/2018
    In June 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) finalised temporary measures to restrict the sale, marketing and distribution of contracts for difference (CFDs) to retail clients. These measures apply across the EU from today. We fully support ESMA’s measures, which are designed to protect retail investors. In common with...
  9. Upper Tribunal upholds FCA decision to fine and ban Chief Executive of TailorMade Independent Limited, Alistair Burns

    Press Releases Published: 01/08/2018 Last modified: 01/08/2018
    On 31 July 2018, the Upper Tribunal upheld the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) decision to prohibit Alistair Burns, Director and CF1 of TailorMade Independent Limited (TMI) from performing any FCA significant influence or senior management function, on the basis of his fundamental lack of competence and capability to perform such
  10. FCA response to Mortgage Lenders' commitment to help longstanding borrowers

    Statements Published: 31/07/2018 Last modified: 31/07/2018
    In our Mortgages Market Study Interim Report we sought views on whether and how to enable customers on an active lender’s reversion rate to switch to a better deal in certain circumstances – including whether this could be achieved through a voluntary agreement. We welcome this initiative by UK Finance, the Building Societies Association and...