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  1. FCA publishes instructions for accessing and downloading FCA FITRS files

    News stories Published: 05/04/2019 Last modified: 05/04/2019
    We have built FCA FITRS (Financial Instruments Transparency System) to replace ESMA FITRS in the UK.
  2. Investing in Innovative Finance ISAs

    News stories Published: 01/04/2019 Last modified: 02/04/2019
    We have seen evidence that Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) are being promoted alongside cash ISAs.
  3. City Financial Investment Company Limited enters administration

    News stories Published: 26/03/2019 Last modified: 26/03/2019
    On 21 March 2019, City Financial Investment Company Limited (City Financial), a firm authorised and regulated by the FCA, appointed Jason Baker and Geoffrey Rowley of FRP Advisory LLP (FRP) as joint administrators. We explain what this means if you have invested in any of the funds managed by the firm.
  4. FCA FIRDS open for firms to test publication from 14 March 2019

    News stories Published: 08/03/2019 Last modified: 15/03/2019
    We have built FCA FIRDS (Financial Instruments Reference Data System) to replace ESMA FIRDS in the UK.
  5. Consumer warning on Next Coin Market

    News stories Published: 06/03/2019 Last modified: 06/03/2019
    We believe Next Coin Market is an illegal organisation based in Bulgaria, claiming to be an FCA authorised firm offering cryptocurrencies to UK consumers. We have become aware they are sending consumers a link to a fake website, which gives the impression they are authorised by the FCA, when they are not.  This is criminal activity. If you have...
  6. Information for consumers: Curo Transatlantic Limited enters administration

    News stories Published: 06/03/2019 Last modified: 08/03/2019
    Curo Transatlantic Limited (CTL) entered administration on 25 February 2019. CTL was a provider of short-term, high-interest finance to consumers and operated exclusively in the UK under the brands Wage Day Advance and Juo Loans. Following its administration, some customer loans have been transferred to Shelby Finance Limited, a subsidiary of...
  7. Important information for British Steel Pension Scheme members

    News stories Published: 01/03/2019 Last modified: 01/03/2019
    The FCA is looking into the suitability of the advice that firms gave to members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS). We want to ensure that former members of the scheme know about their rights to make a formal complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service, which is free and independent. The Ombudsman considers complaints from customers,...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.