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    1. March 31, 2015

      Commodities traders’ alarm over Europe’s stricter regulations

      If you thought US plans to cap speculative activity in commodities were broad, then take a glance at what’s unfolding on the...

    2. March 30, 2015

      UK banking complaints rise in spite of fall in PPI cases

      Complaints about banking products surged in the second half of last year in spite of a fall in the number of new payment...

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    1. March 30, 2015

      Deal to lower charges on legacy pension schemes

      Charges on about £10bn worth of pension savings held in expensive legacy pensions are to be cut to 0.75 per cent under a...

    2. March 30, 2015

      Watchdog probes sale of financial data

      The UK’s data watchdog is investigating claims that financial details of thousands of people approaching retirement has been...

    3. March 27, 2015

      Compromise may be near in Lloyds ECN dispute

      A compromise is within reach in the dispute over whether Lloyds Banking Group should be permitted compulsorily to redeem a...

    4. March 27, 2015

      Building societies look to rescue ‘mortgage prisoners’

      Mortgage borrowers trapped by tightened affordability rules continue to be prevented from switching lenders, although two...

    5. March 27, 2015

      Former Logica manager jailed for insider trading

      A former senior manager at Logica, the IT outsourcer, has received a 10-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to...

    6. March 27, 2015

      Too much excitement for all concerned

      One of my more exciting weeks as a journalist was spent covering the G7 and World Bank meetings in Hong Kong in the autumn...

    7. March 27, 2015

      ‘Dysfunctional’ UK regulator failed in its duty, say MPs

      The Financial Conduct Authority is a “dysfunctional” institution with failings serious enough to require special measures,...

    8. March 26, 2015

      FCA criticised over delay to pensions competition rules

      The financial regulator is being criticised over its plans to fix competition concerns in the pensions market because its...

    9. March 26, 2015

      FCA criticised over delay to pensions competition rules

      The financial regulator is being criticised over its plans to fix competition concerns in the pensions market because its...

    10. March 25, 2015

      FCA proposes ban on selling of opt-out insurance add-ons

      Insurance products that customers default into buying will be banned under plans put forward by the UK’s financial watchdog....

    11. March 24, 2015

      Labour MPs to slam ‘scandalous’ progress on pension reform advice

      Senior Labour MPs will warn on Wednesday that progress on advising people about imminent pension reforms is “nothing short...

    12. March 24, 2015

      FCA sets sights on dark pools, fund fees and big data

      The Financial Conduct Authority is to investigate “dark pools” — private trading venues that compete with exchanges — asset...

    13. March 24, 2015

      Easier account switching could fuel bank runs, says BBA

      Banks have warned that they are more vulnerable to a run on deposits now that digital systems allow customers to move large...

    14. March 22, 2015

      FCA inundated with claims of possible market abuse

      The number of reports that flag possible market abuse sent to the UK financial watchdog for scrutiny have soared by 24 per...

    15. March 19, 2015

      Julian Rifat is missing part of puzzle for FCA

      Julian Rifat has not had much luck in celebrating his birthday of late. Five years ago, the financial watchdog arrested him...

    16. March 19, 2015

      US poised to charge high-profile figure after Julian Rifat deal

      A convicted insider trader, described by prosecutors as “the face of Moore Capital” in London, has co-operated with a US...

    17. March 19, 2015

      Rifat’s prison sentence indicates front running’s time is up

      City types used to joke that their order books had two columns. One recorded big stock purchases requested by clients. The...

    18. March 18, 2015

      JPMorgan, the London whale and the pursuit of a little fish

      It was, the British judge said, an odd request. While most traders would be relieved that the UK Financial Conduct Authority...

    19. March 18, 2015

      Crowdfunders seek revisions to FCA rules

      Crowdfunding platforms are pushing back against new UK regulation that they claim is deterring investors from the industry...

    20. March 17, 2015

      Regulators step up warnings against pension scams

      Regulators have stepped up warnings to savers about the dangers of pension scams, just weeks ahead of the launch of a major...

    21. March 17, 2015

      Financial Conduct Authority bans trader over Libor rigging

      The UK financial watchdog has taken its first public enforcement action against a trader accused of manipulating the London...

    22. March 16, 2015

      City watchdog seeks to cut secrecy on supervision

      The culture of secrecy in Financial Conduct Authority interventions could be eroded under plans being considered by the new...

    23. March 16, 2015

      Top bosses of UK’s foreign banks avoid criminal responsibility

      The most senior bankers running the UK operations of non-European banks are being brought under a tough new accountability...

    24. March 15, 2015

      Use of FCA-mandated internal investigations called into question

      Questions have been raised about the use of internal investigations that financial firms must perform at the behest of the...

    25. March 15, 2015

      Sifi rules set to net more asset managers

      A greater number of asset managers, hedge funds and private equity managers face tighter supervision and constraints after...

    26. March 13, 2015

      A place in the sun and a tax-free pension

      What’s the “defining challenge of our time?” My guess is that not many FT readers are going to answer that question with...

    27. March 12, 2015

      Regulator urged to review SME hedging

      The UK’s financial regulator is being pushed by the government to conduct a root-and-branch review of a contentious scheme...

    28. March 11, 2015

      Annuity escape plan for pensioners

      Radical plans to give millions of existing pensioners new flexibility to sell their annuities for cash are under serious...

    29. March 11, 2015

      Lawyers slam Financial Conduct Authority’s ‘rushed’ forex probe

      Lawyers have criticised the UK’s investigation into manipulation of the foreign exchange market as a “rushed job” that...

    30. March 10, 2015

      MPs call for review of ‘unfair’ payouts for bank mis-selling

      The UK’s financial watchdog has been urged to review its compensation scheme for businesses mis-sold interest rate hedging...

    31. March 10, 2015

      Watchdog finds most UK payday lenders treat customers unfairly

      The majority of payday lenders in Britain have unfair practices that disadvantage many borrowers in financial difficulty,...

    32. March 10, 2015

      MPs warn on protection of UK pensioners

      MPs have called for a shake-up of pensions regulation, after warning that UK savers are at risk from fraud and mis-selling...

    33. March 9, 2015

      JPMorgan ‘whale’ assistant loses judicial review

      A former JPMorgan Chase trader who faces US criminal charges in the wake of the $6bn “London whale” debacle has lost a legal...

    34. March 9, 2015

      Foreign banks in UK face liability deadline

      UK branches of foreign-headquartered banks have just over three weeks to comply with rules that demand senior managers...

    35. March 5, 2015

      Regulator moves to tighten pension transfer rules

      Protections are to be stepped up for savers planning to cash in valuable pension benefits to make the most of new retirement...

    36. March 3, 2015

      Cyber security loophole found at bank

      Britain’s markets watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority, was warned last July about a loophole in the cyber security of...

    37. March 3, 2015

      Former Morrison head of tax jailed for insider trading

      The former group treasurer and head of tax at WM Morrison, one of the UK’s four biggest supermarkets, has been sentenced to...

    38. March 2, 2015

      Pension trustees urged to focus on key costs

      Transaction costs levied on workplace pension savers could be made more transparent quickly by focusing on eight key...

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