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    1. April 24, 2015

      Insurance renewal has become a tiresome game

      Last year, we published a column arguing that most people are over-insured and waste substantial sums protecting themselves...

    2. April 24, 2015

      Flash crash trader at centre of web of offshore accounts

      The west London trader charged with contributing to a sudden crash in US equity markets five years ago set up companies in...

    3. April 23, 2015

      Deutsche’s delay in settling both helped and hindered the lender

      Nearly three years ago, Barclays paid the first fine to settle allegations that its traders had attempted to manipulate...

    4. April 23, 2015

      Deutsche Bank pays record fine for Libor manipulation

      Deutsche Bank has paid a record $2.5bn to authorities in the US and UK to settle allegations that it manipulated the Libor...

    5. April 23, 2015

      Deutsche’s belated fine shows it may not pay to come too quietly

      Deutsche Bank has been a doubly naughty boy. Not only has the bank been fined $2.5bn for traders’ attempts to rig rate...

    6. April 22, 2015

      Digital transfers increase pressure over platform exit fees

      The number of investment platforms using automated transfers has shot up during the past two years, prompting critics to...

    7. April 22, 2015

      Navinder Singh Sarao extradition: two big questions

      US authorities’ attempts to extradite London-based futures trader Navinder Singh Sarao will succeed or fail based on two...

    8. April 22, 2015

      UK consumer credit demand soars

      Consumer demand for credit cards has soared as payday lenders retreat from the market, but concern is mounting that looser...

    9. April 22, 2015

      UK watchdog fines Merrill Lynch £13.3m over reporting blunders

      Merrill Lynch has been fined £13.3m by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority for incorrectly reporting more than 35m...

    10. April 21, 2015

      Wonga slides to first annual loss as regulatory crackdown bites

      Wonga, Britain’s largest and most controversial payday lender, has launched a radical overhaul of its business as it battles...

    11. April 19, 2015

      Conflicts of interest weigh on UK fund managers

      UK fund managers believe managing conflicts of interest is the biggest challenge for their industry, which is already under...

    12. April 15, 2015

      Fines fail to spur banks into action on client cash

      The record £126m fine handed out by the UK regulator against Bank of New York Mellon for not properly ringfencing client...

    13. April 15, 2015

      UK payday lenders under renewed pressure

      Hundreds of payday lenders in the UK are coming under renewed pressure to clean up their act or risk being forced out of...

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      April 15, 2015

      BNY Mellon and an expensive case of spooky commingling action at a distance

      The FCA on Wednesday slammed custodian Bank of New York Mellon with an unprecedented £126m fine for failing to comply with...

    15. April 15, 2015

      UK regulator hits BNY Mellon with record £126m fine

      Bank of New York Mellon has been fined a record £126m by the UK regulator for failing to comply with rules that require...

    16. April 14, 2015

      FCA fines Clydesdale Bank record £21m for PPI failings

      The UK’s financial regulator has imposed its largest penalty to date for failings around selling payment protection...

    17. April 10, 2015

      Only 1 in 3 claim credit card compensation

      Two-thirds of eligible consumers failed to make claims for mis-sold card and identity protection, potentially missing out on...

    18. April 9, 2015

      Deutsche Bank faces Libor fine of more than $1.5bn

      Deutsche Bank could face a more than $1.5bn penalty for allegedly manipulating Libor, which would be the biggest fine...

    19. April 7, 2015

      Silver Ridge hedge fund launch delayed over FCA inquiry

      UK regulators have held up the launch of a new hedge fund because one of the founders headed up foreign exchange at...

    20. April 2, 2015

      World Gold Council considers launch of new London exchange

      The gold industry’s leading trade body and half a dozen banks have agreed to explore the idea of establishing an exchange in...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. March 30, 2015

      Deal to lower charges on legacy pension schemes

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

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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....

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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