01 March 2015

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

24 February 2015  |  1181 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  |  1483 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  |  4138 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  |  1591 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  |  1693 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:


FCA bids to boost transparency in cash savings market

20 January 2015  |  1774 views  |  0 News

The Financial Conduct Authority is proposing a shake up of the £700 billion cash savings market after research showed that UK consumers are getting a raw deal from financial services firms.


Payment Systems Regulator appoints three departmental heads

14 January 2015  |  1680 views  |  0 Company announcement

The Payment Systems Regulator, the economic regulator for the UK's £75 trillion payments industry, has appointed three heads of department to help lead the new organisation. The Payment Systems Regulator becomes operational on 1 April 2015.


FCA restructures to deal with new regulatory challenges

08 December 2014  |  1572 views  |  0 Company announcement

The Financial Conduct Authority today set out details of how it intends to meet the regulatory challenges ahead following a detailed review of its strategy, priorities and ways of working.


FCA publishes terms of reference for credit card market study

25 November 2014  |  1799 views  |  0 Company announcement

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published the terms of reference for a credit card market study. The FCA announced the market study in April 2014 after its own research showed that the credit card market was not working well for some consumers.


RBS and Ulster Bank hit with £56 million fine over IT meltdown

20 November 2014  |  6391 views  |  0 News

The Royal Bank of Scotland and its subsidiary Ulster Bank have been hit with a £56 million fine by regulatory authorities over a computer malfunction in 2012 that locked customers out of accounts and knocked out payments processing systems.

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