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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Buy As You View – enters administration

    News stories Published: 01/09/2017 Last modified: 01/09/2017
    Dunraven Finance Ltd, trading under the name Buy as You View (BAYV), has been placed in administration. BAYV is a rent-to-own provider selling household goods, such as electronics and furniture on hire purchase to customers.
  4. Our supervisory approach to PPI

    News stories Published: 16/08/2017 Last modified: 16/08/2017
    We will soon be launching a campaign to inform people about the 29 August 2019 deadline to complain about payment protection insurance (PPI). This campaign will complement the regulatory and supervisory work we have done – and will continue to do – around PPI.
  5. Our mortgage research: a message for respondents

    News stories Published: 03/08/2017 Last modified: 03/08/2017
    We have launched a survey of mortgages in the UK. It collects information that will help us understand more about people with mortgages and how they are managing them.
  6. Our work on motor finance

    News stories Published: 31/07/2017 Last modified: 17/08/2017
    We are looking at the motor finance market to ensure that it works well and to assess whether consumers are at risk of harm.
  7. MiFID II: applications received after 3 July 2017

    News stories Published: 25/07/2017 Last modified: 25/07/2017
    MiFID II applies from 3 January 2018, and will deliver some important changes to financial services regulation in the UK.
  8. General insurance events announced for Live & Local regional programme

    News stories Published: 20/07/2017 Last modified: 25/07/2017
    Following the release of retail investment events for the Live & Local regional programme, we are now announcing details of the first set of general insurance events taking place from September to December across the UK.
  9. Non-bank payment service providers to gain access to settlement accounts at the Bank of England

    News stories Published: 19/07/2017 Last modified: 19/07/2017
    The Bank of England is extending access to settlement accounts in its real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system to non-bank payment service providers, enabling direct access to the UK’s sterling payment systems. In doing so, the Bank of England aims to promote innovation and competition in the payments sector.
  10. Elite Insurance Company ceases writing new business

    News stories Published: 06/07/2017 Last modified: 01/08/2017
    Elite Insurance Company operates in the UK on a freedom of establishment and a freedom of services basis. The firm has decided to cease writing new business in the EU.