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  1. Temporary restriction in short selling: Bafin

    News stories Published: 18/02/2019 Last modified: 18/02/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) would like to draw the industry’s attention to the announcement by the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) today which restricts transactions under Article 20 (2) (b) of Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2012. This applies to...
  2. HFX Limited - Correction

    News stories Published: 18/02/2019 Last modified: 18/02/2019
    On 28 September 2012, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) published a warning that “HFX Limited (www.hfx.com)” was believed to be providing financial services or products in the UK but was not authorised by the FSA to do so. The company which the FSA intended to refer to was in fact called HFX Global.  HFX Ltd (www.hfx.co.uk) is a UK...
  3. Brexit briefings for regulated firms

    News stories Published: 15/02/2019 Last modified: 25/03/2019
    We hosted 2 briefings for regulated firms in preparation for the UK leaving the European Union. These took place in London and Edinburgh with live webcasts.
  4. Information on current account services – complete set

    News stories Published: 15/02/2019 Last modified: 15/02/2019
    Last year, we set out how the main current account providers in the UK were publishing better information about the services they offer to consumers and to small businesses, and how far their customers recommend them. Today sees the publication of the complete set of comparable data from firms, which includes both updated information and new data.
  5. Operation of the MoU with the Bank of England for market infrastructure - 2018 performance statement

    News stories Published: 14/02/2019 Last modified: 14/02/2019
    Domestically, the Bank co-operates with both the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) in relation to supervising financial market infrastructure (FMI) and payment systems respectively. The frameworks for co-operation with these authorities are set out in two memoranda of understanding which the signatories are...
  6. FCA begins High Court Proceedings against Samuel Golding, Shantelle Golding, Digital Wealth Limited and Outsourcing Express Limited

    Statements Published: 12/02/2019 Last modified: 12/02/2019
    On 4 February 2019 the FCA commenced proceedings in the High Court against Samuel Golding, Shantelle Golding and two of their companies, Digital Wealth Limited and Outsourcing Express Limited (the Defendants).
  7. FCA approach to MiFID transparency calculations

    Statements Published: 05/02/2019 Last modified: 05/02/2019
    We welcome the statement published by ESMA today on the use of UK data in ESMA databases and the performance of MiFID II calculations in the EU27 if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement (a no-deal scenario). In this scenario, we will no longer send UK trading data to ESMA.
  8. Requirements for UK trade repositories and reporting counterparties

    Statements Published: 01/02/2019 Last modified: 01/02/2019
    In January 2019, we confirmed that we will become the UK regulator of Trade Repositories (TRs) after Brexit. This information is only applicable if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement (a no-deal scenario).
  9. Brexit – what we expect firms and other regulated persons to do now

    Statements Published: 01/02/2019 Last modified: 26/07/2019
    The Treasury has published draft legislation that would temporarily empower the FCA and the Bank of England/Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to make transitional provisions if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement in place. We intend to use this power to ensure that firms and other regulated entities do not generally need to prepare now...
  10. Cross-border testing pilot for innovative firms open to applications

    News stories Published: 31/01/2019 Last modified: 31/01/2019
    The Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) – a group of 29 international organisations including the Financial Conduct Authority – is inviting applications from firms wishing to test innovative financial products, services or business models across more than one country or jurisdiction.