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  1. CP18/39: Quarterly Consultation Paper No 23

    Consultation papers Published: 07/12/2018 Last modified: 07/12/2018
    Once a quarter, we consult on proposed miscellaneous amendments to our Handbook. These tend to be minor changes but we still want to get your feedback on our proposals.
  2. CP18/37: Product intervention measures for retail binary options

    Consultation papers Published: 07/12/2018 Last modified: 07/12/2018
    In this paper, we propose permanent rules to prohibit the sale, marketing and distribution of binary options to retail consumers by firms that carry out activity in, or from, the UK.
  3. CP18/38: Restricting contract for difference products sold to retail clients and a discussion of other retail derivative products

    Consultation papers Published: 07/12/2018 Last modified: 07/12/2018
    In this paper, we propose permanent rules to restrict how CFDs and CFD-like options are marketed, distributed, and sold to retail consumers. This paper also includes a discussion on whether other complex derivative products may pose similar risks of harm when sold to retail consumers and could benefit from similar measures.
  4. CP18/36: Brexit: proposed changes to the Handbook and Binding Technical Standards – second consultation

    Consultation papers Published: 23/11/2018 Last modified: 23/11/2018
    In this paper, we publish further proposals on how we will amend our Handbook and EU derived binding technical standards (BTS) if the UK leaves the EU without an implementation period in place. We also consult on our proposed approach to non-Handbook guidance and to forms which appear in our Handbook.
  5. CP18/35: Rent-to-own and alternatives to high-cost credit – feedback on CP18/12 and consultation on a price cap

    Consultation papers Published: 22/11/2018 Last modified: 30/11/2018
    This paper sets out our proposed price cap on the rent-to-own market, summarises feedback to CP18/12 on the questions we asked about rent-to-own, and sets out our final rules on a point-of-sale ban on extended warranties alongside the sale of an RTO agreement. It also includes an update on our work on alternatives to high-cost credit.
  6. CP18/34: Regulatory fees and levies: policy proposals for 2019/20

    Consultation papers Published: 15/11/2018 Last modified: 15/11/2018
    This paper sets out our proposed policy changes to the way that we will raise FCA fees from 2019/20. It is part of our annual cycle of consultation on fees.
  7. CP18/32: Recovering the costs of the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money-laundering Supervision (OPBAS): proposed fee rates for 2018/19

    Consultation papers Published: 18/10/2018 Last modified: 25/10/2018
    We are consulting on the fee-rate we propose to charge professional body supervisors (PBSs) in 2018/19 to recover the costs of establishing and running the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS). We are also consulting on the timetable for reporting data in the future and confirming the minimum fee structure. This...
  8. CP18/31: Increasing the award limit for the Financial Ombudsman Service

    Consultation papers Published: 16/10/2018 Last modified: 18/10/2018
    We are consulting on increasing the Financial Ombudsman Service’s (‘the ombudsman service’) award limit, which sets the amount of compensation the ombudsman service can require financial services firms to pay when it upholds a complaint against them.
  9. CP 18/27: Consultation on illiquid assets and open-ended funds and feedback to Discussion Paper 17/1

    Consultation papers Published: 08/10/2018 Last modified: 03/12/2018
    We are consulting on proposals to reduce the potential for harm to retail investors in funds that hold illiquid assets, particularly under stressed market conditions. These measures will also support our market integrity objective and help address financial stability concerns.