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  1. FCA statement on onshoring ESMA’s temporary intervention measures on retail CFD and binary options products

    Statements Published: 22/02/2019 Last modified: 22/02/2019
    The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) temporary intervention measures prohibiting binary options and restricting contract for difference products (CFDs) sold to retail clients will become part of UK domestic law on exit day as part of the EU (Withdrawal) Act. UK firms are required to comply with ESMA’s measures until they...
  2. FCA begins High Court Proceedings against Samuel Golding, Shantelle Golding, Digital Wealth Limited and Outsourcing Express Limited

    Statements Published: 12/02/2019 Last modified: 12/02/2019
    On 4 February 2019 the FCA commenced proceedings in the High Court against Samuel Golding, Shantelle Golding and two of their companies, Digital Wealth Limited and Outsourcing Express Limited (the Defendants).
  3. FCA approach to MiFID transparency calculations

    Statements Published: 05/02/2019 Last modified: 05/02/2019
    We welcome the statement published by ESMA today on the use of UK data in ESMA databases and the performance of MiFID II calculations in the EU27 if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement (a no-deal scenario). In this scenario, we will no longer send UK trading data to ESMA.
  4. Brexit – what we expect firms and other regulated persons to do now

    Statements Published: 01/02/2019 Last modified: 31/01/2020
    The Treasury has published draft legislation that would temporarily empower the FCA and the Bank of England/Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to make transitional provisions if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement in place. We intend to use this power to ensure that firms and other regulated entities do not generally need to prepare now...
  5. Requirements for UK trade repositories and reporting counterparties

    Statements Published: 01/02/2019 Last modified: 01/02/2019
    In January 2019, we confirmed that we will become the UK regulator of Trade Repositories (TRs) after Brexit. This information is only applicable if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement (a no-deal scenario).
  6. List of EEA market operators applying to become a recognised overseas investment exchange (ROIE)

    Statements Published: 30/01/2019 Last modified: 23/01/2020
    In September 2018, we published a direction (PDF) that clarified how market operators (as defined by MiFID II) from the European Economic Area (EEA) can apply to become a recognised overseas investment exchange (ROIE). This would enable EEA market operators to continue to provide their members based in the UK with access to their market, should...
  7. Regulatory and consumer bodies welcome review of pension scheme communications provided to steel workers

    Statements Published: 22/01/2019 Last modified: 22/01/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and The Single Financial Guidance Body (SFGB) today welcomed an independent review by Caroline Rookes into communications and support provided to British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) members during the 2017-18 pension restructuring exercise and the ‘Time to Choose’ exercise.
  8. Consumer Wealth Ltd (firm reference number: 667910)

    Statements Published: 18/01/2019 Last modified: 18/01/2019
    Consumer Wealth Ltd has gone into Members’ Voluntary Liquidation.
  9. Re-trial in insider dealing case

    Statements Published: 09/01/2019 Last modified: 09/01/2019
    The re-trial of Fabiana Abdel-Malek and Walid Anis Choucair on 5 counts of insider dealing has been listed for 15 April 2019 at Southwark Crown Court.
  10. Statement on treatment of Gibraltar in our Handbook after Brexit

    Statements Published: 20/12/2018 Last modified: 20/12/2018
    As part of our Brexit preparations, we will make a rule to preserve the existing Handbook treatment in respect of Gibraltar in the post exit day Handbook.