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  1. 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.
  2. 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,...
  3. FCA publishes findings on long-term mortgage arrears

    Press Releases Published: 06/12/2018 Last modified: 06/12/2018
    Today the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published findings on how mortgage lenders treat customers who have long-term mortgage arrears and provide forbearance to affected customers.
  4. FCA publishes Decision Notice against former CEO of Sonali Bank (UK) Ltd for AML failings

    Press Releases Published: 04/12/2018 Last modified: 04/12/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published a Decision Notice in respect of Mohammad Ataur Rahman Prodhan, the former Chief Executive Officer of Sonali Bank (UK) Limited (SBUK), fining him £76,400.
  5. ScamSmart prompts tens of thousands of pension holders to seek information

    Press Releases Published: 04/12/2018 Last modified: 04/12/2018
    The number of people seeking information about pension scams has soared since the launch of the first joint campaign by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) this summer.
  6. Mark Starling sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment in FCA prosecution of £3m investment fraud

    Press Releases Published: 29/11/2018 Last modified: 30/11/2018
    Mark Barry Starling, aged 57 of Farnham, Surrey, was today sentenced at Southwark Crown Court to 5 years’ imprisonment for defrauding investors of just under £3 million in relation to unauthorised investment schemes he operated between 2008 and 2017.
  7. FCA launches further consultations ahead of the UK’s exit from the EU

    Press Releases Published: 23/11/2018 Last modified: 23/11/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today published a further consultation on its approach to the UK’s exit from the EU. Today’s paper sets out additional proposals to prepare for the possibility the UK leaves the European Union on 29 March 2019 without an implementation period.
  8. FCA proposes introduction of price cap on rent-to-own firms to protect vulnerable consumers from high costs

    Press Releases Published: 22/11/2018 Last modified: 22/11/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority today proposed to introduce a price cap on the rent-to-own (RTO) sector. The cap, subject to consultation, will come into force on 1 April 2019 providing protection for some of the most financially vulnerable people in the UK. Once in force, the changes are expected to save consumers up to £22.7m per year.
  9. Bank of England and Financial Conduct Authority appoint new Chair of the Sterling Risk Free Reference Rates Working Group

    Press Releases Published: 20/11/2018 Last modified: 20/11/2018
    The Bank of England and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have today announced the appointment of Tushar Morzaria as the new Chair of the Sterling Risk Free Reference Rates Working Group (the Working Group). Tushar has been the Chief Financial Officer at Barclays and a member of the Group Board since 2013. He is a qualified accountant and has...
  10. 15 million Brits suffer in silence as they lack confidence to complain

    Press Releases Published: 08/11/2018 Last modified: 08/11/2018
    Three quarters of consumers avoid making complaints Younger generation stew on issues rather than speaking up Poor travel etiquette and unhelpful shop assistants among top unspoken gripes Gok Wan and restaurateur and TV presenter Fred Sirieix enlisted to help people complain with confidence, ahead of the FCA's PPI complaints deadline on 29...