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    RBS fined £14.5m for poor mortgage records and advice

    Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £14.5m by the UK Financial Conduct Authority for “serious failings” in its mortgage...

  2. August 25, 2014

    Boutique research: strong buy

    Ask fund managers for an opinion about broker research and you will not be short of responses. One perspective they probably...

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  1. August 24, 2014

    Settlements make up 97% of fines collected by FCA, says research

    Almost all the £943m of fines collected by the UK’s financial watchdog between 2010 and 2013 came from settlements,...

  2. August 24, 2014

    UK regulator enters the financial Twittersphere

    The UK’s financial regulator is trying to work out how financial services companies should use social media such as Twitter...

  3. August 22, 2014

    UK banks to give second chance on bounced payments

    British banks are introducing a new process at the start of September to help customers avoid penalty fees incurred by...

  4. August 22, 2014

    FOS finds in favour of mis-sold annuitant

    Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life and pensions company, has been ordered to pay compensation to a longstanding...

  5. August 21, 2014

    UK insurance probe could spark sell-offs, says Phoenix chief

    A regulatory probe into old life insurance policies – which caused insurers’ share prices to plummet when it was leaked to...

  6. August 16, 2014

    Banks simplify overdrafts ahead of review

    A number of high street banks are simplifying their current account lending facilities ahead of a review of the overdraft...

  7. August 15, 2014

    Barclays in second client money probe

    Barclays is under investigation for failing to keep clients’ money separate from its own for a second time in three years –...

  8. August 15, 2014

    Crackdown on ‘misleading’ promotions

    The City regulator has opened more than 200 cases regarding promotions for consumer credit products that fail to meet its...

  9. August 11, 2014

    Equity research undergoes big structural changes

    The business of equity research is undergoing big structural change as a result of regulation, which is hitting at the...

  10. August 11, 2014

    Boutique banks take market share from bigger rivals

    On a rainy day in October 2008, exactly a month after the collapse of Lehman Brothers wreaked havoc on the world’s financial...

  11. August 10, 2014

    RBS Libor probe to drag on to next year

    The criminal investigation into former traders at Royal Bank of Scotland over the Libor scandal is set to drag on well into...

  12. August 10, 2014

    The Cinderella to banking’s Ugly Sisters

    The shopkeeper who owned the “licensed grocer” in the village where I grew up continued serving behind the counter well...

  13. August 8, 2014

    How to . . . spot investment scams

    The holy grail of investing is a product that offers an attractively high return with a minimum level of risk to capital....

  14. August 8, 2014

    Loophole allows investors to buy complex bonds

    A loophole in new rules banning the sale of complex bank bonds to retail investors means they can still gain access to the...

  15. August 8, 2014

    Investors lose out through poor trade execution

    An investigation by the City watchdog has found firms are failing to get the best terms on client trades, leaving customers...

  16. August 8, 2014

    Regulator warns on buy-to-let lending risks

    The City watchdog this week warned mortgage lenders over the risks that tighter rules on home loans would tempt borrowers...

  17. August 6, 2014

    UK banks must give facts on regulatory burden, says Andrew Tyrie

    Bankers complaining about the burden of regulation need to produce detailed figures quantifying the cost to their companies...

  18. August 5, 2014

    Regulator’s action highlights dilemma of selling Cocos to public

    Sometimes, rules to protect investors conflict with efforts to cut the overall risk in the financial system, a Bank of...

  19. August 5, 2014

    FCA to restrict sale of ‘cocos’ to individual investors

    The City watchdog has announced a one-year ban on the sale of complex bank bonds to individual investors, in the first use...

  20. August 3, 2014

    Keydata founder threatens UK regulator for £371m

    The founder of the Keydata, the collapsed investment company, is threatening to sue the UK’s financial regulator for £371m,...

  21. August 3, 2014

    Too much risk for most institutional investors

    Just 18 per cent of 101 institutional investors said their funds had stayed within their risk-tolerance limits over the past...

  22. July 30, 2014

    UK bankers feel shortchanged by bonus clampdown

    Proposals to claw back bonuses and jail reckless bankers unveiled by the UK’s twin banking regulators have been welcomed by...

  23. July 30, 2014

    UK ban upheld on hedge fund manager Alberto Micalizzi

    The Italian academic behind a $550m hedge fund that collapsed at the height of the financial crisis has lost his challenge...

  24. July 30, 2014

    BoE unveils stricter rules on bonuses

    The Bank of England on Wednesday unveiled proposals for stricter regulatory regime that will see reckless bankers sent to...

  25. July 29, 2014

    Watchdog sounds alarm over corporate bond funds

    Investors buying funds that hold corporate bonds risk losing a significant amount of capital if interest rates rise and will...

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    July 28, 2014

    Of obseen Libor manipulation

    Lloyds gets a $383.2m fine for Libor manipulation — split between US and UK regulators and including a fine of £70m and some...

  27. July 28, 2014

    ‘Reprehensible’ Lloyds under fire from Carney

    Lloyds Banking Group has been criticised for “highly reprehensible” behaviour by the Bank of England after it became the...

  28. July 27, 2014

    New UK pension framework encourages innovation

    George Osborne’s landmark pension proposals have shown that policy makers can sometimes be more purposeful than the...

  29. July 25, 2014

    Q&A: How the pension shake-up affects you

    The government has released further details about the big changes it is making to give savers full flexibility over how they...

  30. July 25, 2014

    Horse-trading begins over pension guidance guarantee

    You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. And you can provide a free, independent at-retirement guidance...

  31. July 24, 2014

    Lloyds to pay up to £300m Libor fines

    Lloyds Banking Group is preparing to announce early next week that it will pay fines of £200m-£300m to US and UK regulators...

  32. July 24, 2014

    London banks and brokers face research business shake-up

    The City of London’s biggest brokers are contemplating far-reaching changes to their business models ahead of proposed rule...

  33. July 21, 2014

    UK boards urged to take control of ethical values

    Boards must take control of setting a company’s ethical values and be prepared to dismiss chief executives whose values are...

  34. July 20, 2014

    Insurers ‘dispute half of business claims’

    Insurers dispute almost half of claims made by businesses and typically take three years to reach settlements, according to...

  35. July 20, 2014

    Serious Fraud Office gears up for UK forex trading probe

    The UK’s main anti-fraud agency is gearing up to launch a full-blown criminal investigation into alleged rigging of the...

  36. July 20, 2014

    Asset managers tight-lipped on dark pools

    Dark pools have seemingly lived up to their name as murky trading venues after an increase in regulatory action against them...

  37. July 20, 2014

    Hedge funds split over AIFMD risk management rules

    Any hedge fund, private equity or real estate fund wishing to market its product in the European Union will, from this week,...

  38. July 18, 2014

    Pensions and the risks of de-risking

    Deep within the balance sheets of some of the UK’s largest companies lingers a trillion-pound headache. These are companies,...

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