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    1. February 27, 2015

      FCA sets out pension risk warnings

      Pension savers accessing their retirement funds will be better protected against making poor financial decisions when big...

    2. February 27, 2015

      Warning over ‘default annuitisation’

      Annuity sales have continued to fall as people approaching retirement age shift their cash into income drawdown ahead of new...

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    1. February 27, 2015

      SFO probes forest and forex investments

      The Serious Fraud Office has opened a criminal investigation into two investment schemes estimated to have lost victims...

    2. February 26, 2015

      US probe delays Barclays forex settlement

      A New York banking regulator’s probe of Barclays’ foreign exchange trading business is holding up a settlement of currency...

    3. February 24, 2015

      Regulator fines Aviva Investors £18m for control failures

      The Financial Conduct Authority has hit Aviva Investors with its second largest fine on record for a UK asset manager after...

    4. February 24, 2015

      Wonga to halve UK-focused staff amid payday lender clampdown

      Payday lender Wonga is set to halve the size of its UK-focused workforce in a restructuring and cost-reduction programme,...

    5. February 23, 2015

      Junior UK bank non-execs to escape new FCA rules

      British regulators have exempted junior non-executive directors of banks and insurance companies from a tough new personal...

    6. February 22, 2015

      Investigations by Financial Conduct Authority rise 20% in a year

      Investigations by the UK markets watchdog increased by 20 per cent last year, with a renewed focus on companies rather than...

    7. February 22, 2015

      History weighs heavily on any attempt to root out banks collusion

      When businesses cluster together, they may appear to offer choice while colluding to reduce it. The City of London is where...

    8. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2015

      FirstFT (the new Cut)

      Athens’ chances of finding itself without an EU financial backstop in one week will come down to a bitter face-off in...

    9. February 20, 2015

      UK regulator takes aim at investment banks

      At a few minutes past seven on Thursday morning the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fired a warning shot at the investment...

    10. February 19, 2015

      City of London ‘black book’ is called for to track ‘bad apple’ traders

      Financial institutions need a private forum to share information about traders who break rules, in order to prevent “bad...

    11. February 19, 2015

      Watchdog ‘marking territory’ with UK market study

      The Financial Conduct Authority acquires new competition powers in April over financial firms. It has lost no time in...

    12. February 19, 2015

      Business divided over FCA banking review

      Big companies are well-equipped to analyse the “bundled” products offered by large City of London investment banks, but...

    13. February 19, 2015

      UK investment banks face competition probe

      Investment banks in the UK face an investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority regulator into possible conflicts of...

    14. February 19, 2015

      Investment banks: blow after blow

      The title of François Truffaut’s masterpiece Les Quatre Cents Coups is usually mistranslated. The film’s main character,...

    15. February 19, 2015

      FCA to investigate investment and corporate banking

      The Financial Conduct Authority, the UK financial regulator, has launched its first investigation into the UK’s wholesale...

    16. February 18, 2015

      UK watchdog cracks down on asset managers

      The UK’s £5tn asset management industry is not doing enough to guard against potential insider trading and market abuse, the...

    17. February 16, 2015

      UK watchdog to tackle HSBC on standards

      HSBC is facing searching questions from regulators over the quality of its internal checks and culture after the Financial...

    18. February 16, 2015

      Biotech start-ups look to crowd funding

      For young biotech companies starting on the long journey of drug discovery and development, cracking the science can be the...

    19. February 15, 2015

      CPP survives against the odds

      CPP’s home town of York has something to celebrate. Credit Protection Plan, as it was once known, has been saved by a £20m...

    20. February 13, 2015

      Tavistock acquires troubled advice network

      The financial services group Tavistock has received shareholder approval for its acquisition of lossmaking Standard...

    21. February 13, 2015

      Bank of England signals possible HSBC tax probe

      The Bank of England has signalled it may look into allegations that HSBC helped clients evade taxes, deepening the bank’s...

    22. February 11, 2015

      Former Logica manager accused of insider trading before CGI takeover

      A former manager of Logica, the IT consultancy, is accused of trading in the company’s shares just ahead of a £1.7bn...

    23. February 10, 2015

      UK government closes ranks on HSBC tax issue

      The UK government insisted on Tuesday that ministers did not know the full facts about the HSBC tax scandal until this week,...

    24. February 10, 2015

      Reckless bankers face having to pay back salary

      The UK financial watchdog is considering whether to force reckless bankers to repay their base salary — as well as bonuses —...

    25. February 10, 2015

      MPs say UK’s rent-to-own sector charges ‘inflated prices’ to poor

      Rent-to-own retailer BrightHouse has been attacked by MPs for charging “inflated prices to some of the poorest people in the...

    26. February 6, 2015

      Q&A — equity crowdfunding, peer-to-peer and mini-bonds

      The City watchdog said this week that it had intervened in the marketing of equity crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and...

    27. February 6, 2015

      Seeing the whites of company chiefs’ eyes

      The completely unexpected decoupling of the Swiss franc from the euro inevitably caught many currency traders out, with...

    28. FT Alphaville

      February 5, 2015

      Worthington -- the wait goes on

      We’ll admit that this is disappointing news. We have pixels to fill and this company has done us proud. Worthington, the...

    29. February 5, 2015

      EU push on dealing commissions meets resistance

      New European rules on dealing commissions aim to cut prices and improve transparency for investors, but brokers are warning...

    30. February 3, 2015

      FCA rebukes equity crowdfunding companies

      The City regulator is cracking down on equity crowdfunding after finding that most companies in the fast-growing sector were...

    31. February 3, 2015

      Broker TD Direct considers discretionary portfolios

      TD Direct Investing, the execution-only broker, is to apply to the City regulator for advice permissions, allowing it to...

    32. February 3, 2015

      Watchdogs home in on financial technology

      When watchdogs from around the world convene in Seoul this month the disruptive impact of technology on financial regulation...

    33. February 2, 2015

      Chinese banks to join new gold fix from March

      The replacement for the near-century-old London gold fix will start in March, with the hope of attracting at least 11...

    34. January 30, 2015

      Regulator steps up supervision of Deutsche

      A string of alleged failings at Deutsche Bank has prompted the UK’s financial watchdog to more closely monitor the bank’s...

    35. January 30, 2015

      Q&A — new UK pension protections

      Consumer protections for millions of savers accessing their pension pots are to be bolstered from April under plans...

    36. January 30, 2015

      UK banks: painful, persistent, interminable

      It takes something special to prompt sympathy for the UK’s banks. And yet the weeping sore that is payment protection...

    37. January 30, 2015

      Defining the rights and wrongs at Lloyds

      What do you understand by the word “subordinate”? In the financial sense, it means lower down the pecking order in terms of...

    38. January 30, 2015

      UK banks hail chance of payment protection insurance time limit

      Banks have cheered Britain’s financial watchdog for announcing it will consider introducing a time limit for complaints...

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