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  1. Statement on transitional arrangements for trading venues under MiFIR Article 54(2)

    Statements Published: 03/01/2018 Last modified: 03/01/2018
    Under Article 54(2) of the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (“MiFIR”), an EU Central Counterparty (CCP) or trading venue may apply to its Competent Authority for a transitional arrangement in relation to exchange-traded derivatives,
  2. FCA statement on European Commission announcement on the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)

    Statements Published: 21/12/2017 Last modified: 05/01/2018
    The European Commission has announced a proposal to push back the application date of the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) by seven months to 1 October 2018, following requests from the European Parliament and Member States for a postponement. Member States (including the UK) will still be required to transpose the IDD into national law by...
  3. FCA statement on EU withdrawal

    Statements Published: 20/12/2017 Last modified: 20/12/2017
    On December 15 2017 The European Council confirmed that sufficient progress had been made to move to the second phase of negotiations related to transition (the ‘implementation period’) and the framework for the future relationship between the UK and the European Union. The FCA welcomes the progress that has been made and is supportive of...
  4. EBA Guidelines on Operational and Security Risks under PSD2

    Statements Published: 19/12/2017 Last modified: 19/12/2017
    On 12 December 2017 the European Banking Authority published final Guidelines on security measures for operational and security risks of payments services under the revised Payment Services Directive ('the Guidelines'). . All payment service
  5. FCA statement on ESMA’s ongoing work on possible product intervention measures applicable to retail CFD and binary option products

    Statements Published: 15/12/2017 Last modified: 15/12/2017
    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has made an announcement today on its work in relation to the provision of contracts for differences (CFDs), including rolling spot forex, and binary options to retail clients. 
  6. FCA updates on its work on financial advice given to members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS)

    Statements Published: 11/12/2017 Last modified: 12/01/2018
    The FCA is aware of concerns about the financial advice received by members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS). The BSPS is being restructured and this has prompted many members to consider if they should transfer out of a Defined Benefit (DB) scheme to a personal pension scheme.
  7. Statement on RBS GRG report publication

    Statements Published: 08/12/2017 Last modified: 08/12/2017
    Recent disclosure of our Governance Committees meeting papers under the Freedom of Information Act has led to speculation about the reason that we did not publish the full Skilled Person’s Report following the independent review of Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) treatment of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers transferred to its...
  8. FCA commences civil proceedings in relation to alleged misleading statements on pension investments

    Statements Published: 30/11/2017 Last modified: 30/11/2017
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has commenced civil proceedings against Avacade Limited (in liquidation), trading as Avacade Investment Options, and Alexandra Associates (U.K.) Limited, trading as Avacade Future Solutions, and against Craig Lummis, Lee Lummis and Raymond Fox.
  9. FCA statement on LIBOR panels

    Statements Published: 24/11/2017 Last modified: 24/11/2017
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed that all 20 of the panel banks have agreed to support the LIBOR benchmark ensuring the sustainability of the rate until 2021.
  10. FCA response to Payment Systems Regulator’s paper on authorised push payment scams

    Statements Published: 07/11/2017 Last modified: 07/11/2017
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has contributed to the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) paper on 'Authorised Push Payment Scams'. This follows the Which? super-complaint regarding safeguards in the market for push payments.