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  1. Darren Newton banned from working in the financial services sector

    Press Releases Published: 20/12/2018 Last modified: 20/12/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today banned Darren Lee Newton from working in the financial services sector. The FCA discovered Mr Newton used customers’ money for the purchase of the debt management firm, First Step Finance Limited. This showed a serious lack of honesty and integrity. The FCA has decided that he is not a fit and...
  2. Santander UK Plc (Santander) fined £32.8m for serious failings in its probate and bereavement process

    Press Releases Published: 19/12/2018 Last modified: 19/12/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Santander £32,817,800 for failing to effectively process the accounts and investments of deceased customers.
  3. FCA announces proposals to fundamentally reform the way banks charge for overdrafts and extends protections for other high-cost credit products

    Press Releases Published: 18/12/2018 Last modified: 18/12/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today announced the next package of measures forming part of its high-cost credit review. It has announced proposals to change how banks charge for overdrafts, which would bring to an end to banks charging higher prices for unarranged overdrafts. Alongside this the FCA has published the results of its...
  4. New rules for claims management companies to boost consumer protection and professionalism

    Press Releases Published: 17/12/2018 Last modified: 19/12/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today published new rules and fees that will apply to all claims management companies (CMCs) from April 2019. That’s when the FCA takes over responsibility for regulating the firms, which help thousands of people every year.
  5. FCA introduces new rules on handling complaints about Authorised Push Payment fraud

    Press Releases Published: 14/12/2018 Last modified: 14/12/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published new rules allowing victims of Authorised Push Payment (APP) fraud to complain to the payment services provider (PSP) receiving their payment.
  6. FCA bans Angela Burns from acting as a non-executive director and fines her for her failure to declare conflicts of interest

    Press Releases Published: 14/12/2018 Last modified: 14/12/2018
    The Financial Conduct authority (FCA) has banned Angela Burns from acting as a non-executive director (NED) and fined her £20,000 for failing to act with integrity at two mutual societies.
  7. FCA and PSR Boards appoint new members to decision-making committees

    Press Releases Published: 14/12/2018 Last modified: 14/12/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) Boards have appointed new members to three decision-making committees: the FCA’s Competition Decisions Committee (CDC) and the PSR’s Competition Decisions Committee and Enforcement Decisions Committee (EDC). These three committees are responsible for taking certain...
  8. FCA proposes changes to facilitate investment in patient capital

    Press Releases Published: 12/12/2018 Last modified: 12/12/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today proposed changes to further enable retail investors to invest in patient capital through unit-linked funds. The FCA is also exploring how UK authorised funds can be used to invest in patient capital.
  9. FCA proposes permanent measures for retail CFDs and binary options

    Press Releases Published: 07/12/2018 Last modified: 07/12/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is proposing rules to address harm to retail consumers from the sale of certain complex derivative products with the publication of two consultation papers.
  10. Manraj Virdee pleads guilty to illegally operating an investment scheme and fraud

    Press Releases Published: 07/12/2018 Last modified: 07/12/2018
    In a case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Manraj Virdee has today pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court to four charges encompassing illegal operation of an unauthorised investment scheme, misleading consumers, and two related counts of fraud and will be sentenced at a date to be confirmed in due course. The FCA alleges that,...