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  1. Period to cover absent Senior Managers extended due to coronavirus (Covid-19)

    News stories Published: 06/05/2020 Last modified: 06/05/2020
    The FCA has extended the maximum period firms can arrange cover for a senior manager without being approved, from 12 weeks to a maximum of 36 weeks, in a consecutive 12-month period.
  2. Update of position limits for certain commodity derivative contracts

    News stories Published: 05/05/2020 Last modified: 05/05/2020
    The FCA has published updated position limits for certain commodity derivative contracts traded on UK trading venues. The limits have been established under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulations 2017 (MIFI Regs).
  3. Sign up to receive FCA coronavirus updates

    News stories Published: 09/04/2020 Last modified: 09/04/2020
    Our daily round-up email of FCA coronavirus news and publications is launching soon. Join the list to receive these updates.
  4. Basset & Gold Plc (B&G Plc) and B&G Finance Ltd (B&G Finance) enter administration

    News stories Published: 01/04/2020 Last modified: 01/04/2020
    On 1 April 2020 the directors of B&G plc and B&G Finance decided to place the firms into administration. Paul Boyle, David Clements and Anthony Murphy, insolvency practitioners of Harrisons Business Recovery and Insolvency were appointed as administrators for both of the B&G Companies.
  5. Caversham Finance Limited t/a BrightHouse enters administration

    News stories Published: 30/03/2020 Last modified: 03/04/2020
    Caversham Finance Limited t/a Brighthouse enters administration: information for consumers
  6. Uncle Buck LLP enters administration following FCA action

    News stories Published: 27/03/2020 Last modified: 27/03/2020
    The FCA had concerns that Uncle Buck Finance LLP (Uncle Buck) was failing to meet the adequate resources Threshold Condition. Given the severity of these concerns, the FCA has required Uncle Buck to stop lending to customers.
  7. Avoid coronavirus scams

    News stories Published: 26/03/2020 Last modified: 01/05/2020
    Find out about potential coronavirus (Covid-19) scams, how they could affect you, and how to protect yourself.
  8. Temporary ban on net short positions by Austrian FMA

    News stories Published: 25/03/2020 Last modified: 25/03/2020
    The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) would like to draw the industry’s attention to the announcement by the Austrian Financial Market Authority (Austrian FMA) which restricts transactions under Article 20 of Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2012.
  9. Connaught Fund Independent Reviewer announces update on delivery of his report

    News stories Published: 20/03/2020 Last modified: 20/03/2020
    Raj Parker, the Independent Reviewer into the FSA/FCA approach to the Connaught Income Fund Series 1 (the Fund), has announced that he expects that his draft report will be delivered in early May 2020.
  10. FSA/FCA Interest Rate Hedging Products Lessons Learned Review deadline extended until early 2021

    News stories Published: 20/03/2020 Last modified: 20/03/2020
    John Swift QC, the Independent Reviewer examining the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)'s supervisory intervention in relation to Interest Rate Hedging Products (IRHPs), has informed the FCA that the deadline for submission of his report in relation to the Review must be extended until early 2021 as a result...