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  1. FCA statement on the Opinion of ESMA on our final rules for CFDs and CFD-like options

    Statements Published: 02/07/2019 Last modified: 04/07/2019
    This notice sets out the FCA's reasons for acting contrary to the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) Opinion of our national product intervention measures restricting how CFDs and CFD-like options are sold to retail consumers. This is required by article 43(3) of the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation.
  2. FCA confirms permanent restrictions on the sale of CFDs and CFD-like options to retail consumers

    Press Releases Published: 01/07/2019 Last modified: 01/07/2019
    Following consultation feedback, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is confirming new rules restricting the sale, marketing and distribution of CFDs and CFD-like options to retail customers.
  3. FCA response to European Banking Authority’s Opinion on Strong Customer Authentication

    Statements Published: 28/06/2019 Last modified: 28/06/2019
    The EBA has published an Opinion on Strong Customer Authentication under PSD2.
  4. FCA launches review of the Credit Information Market

    Press Releases Published: 27/06/2019 Last modified: 27/06/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today launched a market study to examine how the credit information market operates and the impact it has on consumers.
  5. Two found guilty of insider dealing

    Press Releases Published: 27/06/2019 Last modified: 27/06/2019
    Today Fabiana Abdel-Malek was sentenced to 3 years’ imprisonment and Walid Choucair sentenced to 3 years’ imprisonment in respect of five offences of insider dealing. Fabiana Abdel-Malek and Walid Anis Choucair were each convicted over the course of the past three days of insider dealing following an eleven week trial brought by the Financial...
  6. FCA confirms recognition of the FX Global and UK Money Markets Codes

    Statements Published: 26/06/2019 Last modified: 26/06/2019
    Following consultation feedback, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed that it is recognising the following voluntary market codes of best practice under its codes recognition scheme: FX Global Code and UK Money Markets Code.
  7. Joint statement on opportunistic strategies in the credit derivatives markets

    Statements Published: 24/06/2019 Last modified: 24/06/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today issues the following joint statement on opportunistic strategies in the credit derivative markets. The statement outlines our respective agencies concerns and the commencement of collaborative efforts to address these concerns.
  8. FCA fines Bank of Scotland for failing to report suspicions of fraud at HBOS Reading

    Press Releases Published: 21/06/2019 Last modified: 21/06/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today fined Bank of Scotland (BOS) £45,500,000 for failures to disclose information about its suspicions that fraud may have occurred at the Reading-based Impaired Assets (IAR) team of Halifax Bank of Scotland.
  9. Independent reviews of Interest Rate Hedging Products and the Connaught Income Fund Series 1

    Press Releases Published: 20/06/2019 Last modified: 20/06/2019
    The FCA has appointed Independent Reviewers for the lessons learned reviews commissioned by the FCA’s Board. One review will cover the redress scheme for Interest Rate Hedging Products and the other will cover the regulation of firms involved with the Connaught Income Fund Series 1.
  10. FCA publishes its first annual report on the perimeter

    Press Releases Published: 19/06/2019 Last modified: 19/06/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority has today published its first annual perimeter report.