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    1. July 2, 2015

      FCA: On the wrong side of the argument?

      Sometime between the canon of lamb and the port, George Osborne, chancellor of the exchequer, unveiled what he called a “new...

    2. July 2, 2015

      UK bank regulator earned £701,000 last year

      The pay package of the man in charge of supervising Britain’s bankers has soared to more than £700,000, making him one of...

    3. July 2, 2015

      Suspicious trading before deals at historic low in UK

      Suspicious trading in the run up to deals being announced is at a historic low in the UK according to the financial...

    4. June 30, 2015

      Banks return to riskier lending on mortgages and credit cards

      Interest-only mortgages are staging a comeback and zero per cent credit card deals are getting more competitive as banks...

    5. June 29, 2015

      Law firm buying Quindell under scrutiny from regulators

      The saga of Quindell has taken another dramatic twist, with the Australian law firm that acquired most of the company...

    6. June 28, 2015

      Pressure grows on mortgage lenders to help older borrowers

      Mortgage lenders are coming under increasing pressure to offer loans to older borrowers, who are encountering difficulties...

    7. June 28, 2015

      Quindell saga turns into Mad Hatter’s tea party

      Just when you think you know how the adventures of Daniel Stewart and Quindell will pan out, the scene shifts and the...

    8. June 26, 2015

      Baffling financial services communications must stop, firms told

      The City watchdog has castigated financial services companies for poor communications that mean some customers do not...

    9. June 26, 2015

      Bankers seek ways round bonus clawbacks

      Bankers seeking to shield themselves from new rules allowing a decade’s worth of bonuses to be clawed back have been...

    10. June 24, 2015

      Crown Estate: minted imperial

      Lombard’s royal correspondent Regina Plaudit has been honoured with an audience with the Queen*. I was fortunate to visit...

    11. June 24, 2015

      Regulator launches investigation into Quindell accounting

      Quindell has suspended trading in its shares, after the Financial Conduct Authority commenced an investigation into its...

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      June 24, 2015

      Quindell and the FCA

      Shares in the what is left of Quindell — the former technology, garage, solar panel installation, law firm and physiotherapy...

    13. June 24, 2015

      Rogue trader Kweku Adoboli out of prison

      Britain’s costliest rogue trader is out of prison after serving about half his seven-year sentence. Kweku Adoboli, who lost...

    14. June 23, 2015

      Accountancy watchdog opens probe of KPMG over BNY Mellon audit

      The UK’s accountancy watchdog has launched an investigation into KPMG’s audit of the Bank of New York Mellon, two months...

    15. June 23, 2015

      Regulators plan to extend bank bonus clawback to 10 years

      Banks will be able to claw back bonuses from their most senior managers for up to a decade under rules published on Tuesday...

    16. June 19, 2015

      Insurers call for pension advice safeguards to be watered down

      UK insurers are calling on the government to water down a safeguard for the pension market, saying it is making it difficult...

    17. June 18, 2015

      Crispin Odey on back foot in battle over Plus500

      Crispin Odey looks set to lose his battle with Israeli tech billionaire Teddy Sagi over the troubled trading company...

    18. June 17, 2015

      Securities regulators’ group calls for end to ‘safe havens’

      Countries such as Venezuela, Ghana and Kazakhstan need to sign up to information-sharing agreements between securities...

    19. June 17, 2015

      UK Listings Authority shares the blame for Bumi’s slow-mo car crash

      The Financial Conduct Authority has developed a Random Regulatory Jargon Generator that spews out gobbets of officialese at...

    20. June 17, 2015

      FCA fines Asia Resource Minerals £4.65m for listing violations

      The UK market watchdog has fined Asia Resource Minerals £4.65m for violating listing rules, in the latest blow to the...

    21. June 14, 2015

      Financial regulators target high-profile cases

      Financial watchdogs across three continents are targeting fewer, high-profile cases to levy ever-larger fines, despite...

    22. June 12, 2015

      Clampdown on sale of risky investments after ‘death bond’ scandal

      New rules clamping down on the sale of risky investments to individuals are coming into force in the wake of the “death...

    23. June 11, 2015

      UK bank rule reformers call end to age of big stick

      The cycle of scandal and ever higher fines for banks should be over — provided institutions follow an ambitious suite of new...

    24. June 11, 2015

      UK plans global fixed-income, currencies and commodities rules

      It is the morning after the night before. The night in question involved the port, pomp and pageantry that defines the...

    25. June 11, 2015

      Payday lender numbers shrink by a third in response to new rules

      More than a third of payday lenders in the UK have stopped operating in response to rules designed to stamp out...

    26. June 9, 2015

      FCA warns ruling on identification could slow probes

      Probes by the UK markets watchdog into wrongdoing at financial firms could take longer and be undertaken more cautiously in...

    27. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2015

      Plus500 thaw update

      An update lands from Plus500, the London listed but Israel based contract for difference provider, on the freeze of its UK...

    28. June 9, 2015

      Plus500 clients begin to reactivate accounts

      More than 20 per cent of clients at Plus500 have reactivated their accounts after the troubled contracts for difference...

    29. June 8, 2015

      Review to seek new laws banning manipulation of markets

      New laws banning manipulation of markets such as foreign exchange and the creation of a market standards body to oversee...

    30. June 8, 2015

      RBS ordered to hand over FCA Libor documents in £30m lawsuit

      Royal Bank of Scotland was ordered to hand over documents relating to its negotiations with the UK finance regulator over...

    31. June 7, 2015

      Small business annual reports do matter to investors, FRC finds

      “Shock revelation. Investors do read annual reports and base their investment decisions on what they find there,” was the...

    32. June 7, 2015

      Movers & shakers: June 8

      • The Financial Conduct Authority has hired Mark Steward (pictured) as enforcement director from the Hong Kong Securities...

    33. June 5, 2015

      More ‘death bond’ investors see values plummet

      Investors in a suspended fund that holds traded life policies or so-called “death bonds” have been told the value of their...

    34. June 5, 2015

      Banks step up fightback against wave of UK regulation

      Banks are stepping up public attacks against a wave of regulation intended to make the financial system safer but which,...

    35. June 5, 2015

      UK banks not doing enough to resolve PPI scandal

      Banks are still paying out huge compensation costs for payment protection insurance nearly two decades after the products...

    36. June 5, 2015

      Hong Kong regulator to head enforcement at FCA

      There’s a new sheriff in town: the UK financial regulator has recruited the Hong Kong director of markets enforcement who...

    37. June 5, 2015

      Lloyds bonus pool cut following record £117m PPI fine

      António Horta-Osório, Lloyds Banking Group chief executive, is set to lose £350,000 from his bonus after the bank was fined...

    38. June 4, 2015

      FCA set to fine Lloyds record £100m over PPI

      Lloyds Banking Group is to be hit with a record fine of more than £100m for mishandling complaints over payment protection...

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