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  1. FCA statement on compliance with Joint Committee Guidelines on Acquisitions and Increases of Qualifying Holdings (Changes in Control)

    Statements Published: 20/09/2017 Last modified: 20/09/2017
    The Joint European Supervisory Authorities (ESA) Guidelines on the prudential assessment of acquisitions and increases of qualifying holdings in the financial sector come into force on 1 October 2017. The FCA and PRA have notified the ESAs that they will comply with the Guidelines except for provisions relating to the identification of acquirers...
  2. Initial Coin Offerings

    Statements Published: 12/09/2017 Last modified: 12/09/2017
    Consumer warning about the risks of Initial Coin Offerings (‘ICOs’)
  3. FCA on fair treatment of longstanding customers review

    Statements Published: 07/09/2017 Last modified: 07/09/2017
    On 3rd March 2016 the Financial Conduct Authority announced investigations into six firms as a result of its thematic review into the fair treatment of longstanding customers. The FCA has today announced that the investigation into Police Mutual has been closed with no further action. The investigations into Scottish Widows, Prudential,
  4. Bank of England, FCA, PRA and PSR review Memorandum of Understanding in relation to payment systems in the UK

    Statements Published: 23/08/2017 Last modified: 05/09/2017
    The Bank of England, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) have reviewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that sets out the high-level framework the Authorities use to cooperate with one another in relation to payment systems in the UK. The Financial Services...
  5. The use of the interbank rate in online currency converter tools

    Statements Published: 19/07/2017 Last modified: 19/07/2017
    The FCA is concerned that payment institutions and e-money institutions may have used currency converter tools in relation to their currency transfer services[1] in a misleading way. Tools which convert currency at the interbank rate may be used in such a way as to give consumers the misleading impression that the rates shown are available to them,...
  6. FCA statement on ESMA transitional provisions for the EU Benchmark Regulation

    Statements Published: 07/07/2017 Last modified: 07/07/2017
    On Wednesday 5 July ESMA published a set of questions and answers (Q&As) in relation to the transitional provisions for the EU Benchmark Regulation (BMR).
  7. FCA statement on contract for difference products and CP16/40

    Statements Published: 29/06/2017 Last modified: 29/06/2017
    This statement provides an update on the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) policy work on contract for difference products (CFDs) and CP16/40: Enhancing conduct of business rules for firms providing contract for difference products to retail clients.
  8. FCA statement after Serious Fraud Office charges in Barclays Qatar capital raising case

    Statements Published: 20/06/2017 Last modified: 20/06/2017
    We are pleased that this matter, which led to the stay of our own case, is now in the public domain. We welcome a fair and transparent hearing on the basis of the charges set out today by the SFO. We work closely with the SFO across a range of matters, in pursuit of our distinct objectives.
  9. John Griffith-Jones confirms plan to leave the FCA and PSR in March 2018

    Statements Published: 18/06/2017 Last modified: 18/06/2017
    John Griffith-Jones, Chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR), has confirmed that he will leave both organisations at the end of his term of office, on 31 March 2018. John Griffith-Jones commented:.
  10. FCA statement on the publication of the FX Global Code

    Statements Published: 25/05/2017 Last modified: 25/05/2017
    The FCA welcomes today’s publication of the FX Global Code. As we set out in our Mission, standards can be a useful way for the industry to police itself in support of our regulatory work and can help firms to communicate expectations of individuals when linked to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime.