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  1. FCA puts the spotlight on debt management firms

    Press Releases Published: 15/03/2019 Last modified: 15/03/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published its second thematic review of the debt management sector, looking at commercial and not-for-profit firms that provide debt advice and administer debt management plans to help customers deal with their debts.
  2. FCA acts to improve competition in the investment platforms market

    Press Releases Published: 14/03/2019 Last modified: 14/03/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today set out a package of measures to help consumers who invest through investment platforms more easily find and switch to the right one for them. The package - set out in the final report of its Investment Platforms Market study - includes proposed FCA rules and actions industry is taking forward.
  3. FCA fines The Carphone Warehouse over £29m for insurance mis-selling

    Press Releases Published: 13/03/2019 Last modified: 13/03/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined The Carphone Warehouse £29,107,600 for failings that led to the mis-selling of ’Geek Squad’, a mobile phone insurance and technical support product. This follows an FCA investigation which stemmed from whistleblowing reports.
  4. First meeting of the PRA and FCA’s joint Climate Financial Risk Forum

    Press Releases Published: 12/03/2019 Last modified: 12/03/2019
    On Friday 8 March, the PRA and FCA hosted the first meeting of the Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF). The objective of the CFRF is to build capacity and share best practice across financial regulators and industry to advance financial sector responses to the financial risks from climate change.
  5. FCA confirms increase in Financial Ombudsman Service award limit

    Press Releases Published: 08/03/2019 Last modified: 08/03/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today confirmed that the Financial Ombudsman Service will soon be able to require financial services firms to pay significantly more compensation to consumers and businesses.
  6. FCA introduces final rules on the Directory of financial services workers

    Press Releases Published: 08/03/2019 Last modified: 08/03/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today announced the final rules on the Directory - a new public register that enables consumers, firms and other stakeholders to find information on key individuals working in financial services.
  7. FCA reveals findings from first cryptoassets consumer research

    Press Releases Published: 07/03/2019 Last modified: 07/03/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published two pieces of research looking at UK consumer attitudes to cryptoassets, such as Bitcoin or Ether. The research includes qualitative interviews with UK consumers and a national survey.
  8. FCA action delivers £80 million savings in fees for credit card customers

    Press Releases Published: 06/03/2019 Last modified: 06/03/2019
    In recent years, the FCA has focused on reducing the risk of harm that flows from customers being in debt that they cannot afford to repay. Some key areas of work have included: Targeted supervisory work to mitigate the risks from poor culture and practice in firms and to ensure that firms only lend to customers who can afford it. Implementation...
  9. Bank of England and Financial Conduct Authority agree Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with EIOPA and EU insurance supervisors

    Press Releases Published: 05/03/2019 Last modified: 05/03/2019
    The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) are announcing today that they have agreed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) regarding supervisory cooperation and information-sharing arrangements with respect to UK and EU/EEA insurance companies.
  10. FCA confirms introduction of rent-to-own price cap

    Press Releases Published: 05/03/2019 Last modified: 05/03/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today confirmed the introduction of a price cap to protect some of the most vulnerable customers in the UK in the rent-to-own (RTO) sector. The cap will be introduced from 1 April 2019 and will save consumers in the UK up to £22.7 million a year.