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  1. Important information for British Steel Pension Scheme members

    News stories Published: 01/03/2019 Last modified: 24/05/2019
    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.
  2. Countrywide Land Holdings Limited, Regional Land and Consolidated Land UK Limited land banking schemes - information for investors

    News stories Published: 25/02/2019 Last modified: 07/01/2020
    In 2013, the FCA took action to wind up Paradigm Consultancy S.A. ('Paradigm') as a result of its involvement in unauthorised land banking schemes - Countrywide Land Holdings Limited, Regional Land and Consolidated Land UK Limited. The liquidation of Paradigm has now concluded and the FCA needs to return funds that have been received to eligible...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. FCA proposes new measures to encourage effective stewardship

    News stories Published: 30/01/2019 Last modified: 30/01/2019
    The FCA is proposing new measures and gathering views on how to encourage effective stewardship in the interests of investors. Most UK consumers hold investments, for example through their pensions, which are looked after by asset managers. Asset managers have a duty to oversee these investments in their clients’ interests.
  10. The FCA and Practitioner Panel launch joint survey for 2019

    News stories Published: 28/01/2019 Last modified: 28/01/2019
    The FCA and Practitioner Panel joint survey is sent annually to a sample of the firms that we regulate. It gives firms the opportunity to provide feedback to the FCA on how we regulate the industry.