28 March 2015

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FCA publishes 2015/16 business plan; launches supervisory and authorisations division

24 March 2015  |  1044 views  |  0 Company announcement

The Financial Conduct Authority has set out the key areas of work it will undertake in the forthcoming financial year with the publication of its Business Plan for 2015/16.

 

Instinet applies for FCA registration as a payment institution

16 March 2015  |  1141 views  |  0 Company announcement

Driven by customer demand, Instinet Europe Limited (Instinet) today announced its application as a Payment Institution with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

 

FCA sets out social media promotion guidance

13 March 2015  |  2098 views  |  0 Company announcement

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published its guidance on financial promotions in social media. This follows detailed engagement and consultation with the industry.

 

Lack of awareness and confidence hampering UK account switching service

12 March 2015  |  2929 views  |  6 News

The UK's current account switching service (Cass) has failed to produce a significant increase in the number of people moving banks, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which says that a move to full account number portability could prove a more effective approach.

 

P2P lender RateSetter hires former FSA man Simon Pearse as head of compliance

10 March 2015  |  964 views  |  0 Company announcement

The UK’s leading peer-to-peer (P2P) lender RateSetter has hired Simon Pearse to join the Company in a new role as Head of Compliance.

 

Online payday lenders must publish details on a price comparison website - CMA report

24 February 2015  |  1448 views  |  0 Company announcement

The CMA has published its final report on the payday lending market, including its decisions on measures to increase price competition between payday lenders and to help borrowers get a better deal.

 

Post-trade controls in asset management firms insufficient to detect market abuse - FCA

19 February 2015  |  1641 views  |  0 Company announcement

Market abuse damages market integrity and undermines confidence in financial markets. At a firm level, association with market abuse causes reputational damage and can lead to substantial financial loss. Our regime requires firms to have effective processes to identify, monitor and manage the risk of market abuse.

 

FCA to probe investment and corporate banking competition

19 February 2015  |  4867 views  |  0 News

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to launch its first wholesale market study into investment and corporate banking to assess whether competition in the sector is working properly.

 

Bloomberg Toms designated as FCA approved for MiFID transaction reporting

19 February 2015  |  1818 views  |  0 Company announcement

Bloomberg announced today that as of December 1, 2014, Bloomberg's sell-side trading solution has been granted approval by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to report securities with an International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) and Over The Counter (OTC) derivatives as part of the Approved Reporting Mechanisms (ARM) regime within the United Kingdom.

 

UK watchdog agrees compensation package for consumer's mis-sold card security packages

27 January 2015  |  1786 views  |  0 Company announcement

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reached an agreement with Affinion International Limited (“Affinion”) and 11 high street banks and credit card issuers, following voluntary negotiations, that will pave the way for customers to claim compensation if they have concerns about the way that card security products with the following product names were sold to them:

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