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    1. December 10, 2014

      FCA took less care of market-moving info than it asked of City

      If you demand that others maintain high standards, you must uphold them yourself. The Financial Conduct Authority failed in...

    2. November 14, 2014

      ‘Death bond’ investors face heavy losses

      UK investors in three so-called “death bond” funds have been told they may lose up to 70 per cent of their original...

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    1. October 31, 2014

      Stale bond valuation methods turn managers sour

      High-profile errors and irregularities at major investment managers have exposed the issue of pricing practices. The fixed...

    2. October 23, 2014

      Co-op Bank managers blamed for doomed Lloyds branches deal

      The Co-operative Bank’s failed bid for hundreds of branches from Lloyds Banking Group should have been stopped much earlier,...

    3. October 15, 2014

      First Direct to pay for mis-selling complex investment products

      First Direct is to pay compensation for selling complex investments without checking if they were appropriate for customers....

    4. September 18, 2014

      Dubai regulator places restrictions on Espírito Santo unit

      The regulator of Dubai’s financial centre has restricted the local unit of Portugal’s Espírito Santo group from taking or...

    5. September 4, 2014

      Senior MP hits out at regulators over HBOS report

      The UK’s financial watchdogs have been criticised after they secured the right to see early versions of a sensitive review...

    6. August 24, 2014

      Indonesia falls behind in mobile banking

      Mobile phone banking has already transformed the provision of financial services in emerging markets such as Kenya, Mexico...

    7. 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...

    8. August 6, 2014

      Second senior Bank of England official quits in one week

      A top regulator at the Bank of England has quit for the private sector in the second significant departure from the...

    9. 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,...

    10. July 27, 2014

      Employees to be lured out of DB pensions

      A swath of UK employers are expected to launch initiatives to tempt members of their final salary pension schemes to...

    11. July 11, 2014

      UK regulators pledge to publish HBOS review

      The role of former top directors of HBOS in the bank’s failure is set to come under fresh scrutiny as regulators pledged to...

    12. June 22, 2014

      Movers & shakers: June 23

      ● Schroders has appointed Sheila Nicoll as head of public policy, a newly created role. Ms Nicoll, a former director of...

    13. May 7, 2014

      UK Treasury to review financial regulators

      The UK financial watchdogs’ enforcement processes are set to come under scrutiny as the Treasury conducts a review into the...

    14. April 20, 2014

      Cultural change in regulation for fund industry

      The principles of treating customers fairly (TCF) have not delivered the fundamental changes to the collective financial...

    15. April 13, 2014

      UK watchdog targets bankers with big rise in penalties

      Wayward UK bankers risk increasingly large fines as the amount of individual penalties levied by the country’s financial...

    16. April 2, 2014

      A tongue-lashing from Mr Osborne

      Since the UK coalition came to power in 2010, George Osborne has completely overhauled the regulatory system that oversees...

    17. April 1, 2014

      George Osborne unleashes fury at FCA over insurance probe leak

      George Osborne has attacked the Financial Conduct Authority over its bungled announcement of a probe into the insurance...

    18. March 28, 2014

      A year of regulating more effectively

      It’s been a year since the much-derided Financial Services Authority morphed into the Financial Conduct Authority, with a...

    19. March 25, 2014

      Santander UK fined £12.4m over poor advice

      Santander UK has been hit with a £12.4m fine – one of the biggest ever retail banking penalties – for providing unsuitable...

    20. March 18, 2014

      Carney’s central bank for all seasons

      The new slogan reverberating through the halls of Threadneedle Street in the coming months will be “One Bank”. While having...

    21. March 18, 2014

      An Old Lady fit for the 21st century

      When George Osborne announced the absorption of the Financial Services Authority into the Bank of England four years ago,...

    22. March 5, 2014

      Forex scandal puts London’s reputation on the line

      The possible involvement of Britain’s central bank in a global scandal over alleged foreign exchange rate manipulation risks...

    23. February 26, 2014

      Japan watchdog tightens scrutiny of Mt Gox

      Japan’s chief cabinet secretary has said that the government is “watching closely” over events at Mt Gox, the troubled...

    24. February 9, 2014

      Deutsche Bank to hand over documents in Dubai inquiry

      Deutsche Bank has agreed to hand over documents related to a Dubai investigation into suspected violations of anti-money...

    25. January 9, 2014

      Former junior hedge fund trader to be charged

      Julian Rifat, a former junior trader at Moore Capital will be charged by the UK’s financial watchdog with insider trading...

    26. January 7, 2014

      Co-op fallout could lead to tighter bank head checks

      The entire financial services industry should comply with new stricter rules governing the appointment of banking executives...

    27. December 16, 2013

      RBS fights litigation over rights issue

      Royal Bank of Scotland, which is fighting litigation from shareholders who invested in its £12bn rights issue in 2008 just...

    28. December 13, 2013

      Fines handed out by UK watchdogs jump

      A record £472m in fines were handed out by the UK’s watchdogs in 2013 following serial financial misconduct at some of the...

    29. November 20, 2013

      Public regulators have no place policing private morals

      The scandal surrounding Co-op Bank’s ex-chairman Paul Flowers has triggered an inquiry to establish what the blue blazes...

    30. November 19, 2013

      Mutual recriminations over Co-op scandals

      The crisis at the Co-operative Group descended into a bitter political battle on Tuesday night as Labour and Conservatives...

    31. November 19, 2013

      Co-op Group board’s lack of experience questioned

      Midway through the Co-operative Group’s attempted purchase of 630 branches from Lloyds Banking Group last year, the...

    32. November 18, 2013

      Co-op launches probe into former chairman mired in drugs claims

      The Co-operative Group has launched an investigation into the past behaviour of the former chairman of its banking business...

    33. November 18, 2013

      Sants’ resignation from Barclays shows pitfalls of poaching

      There were plenty of distasteful quips around last week after Sir Hector Sants resigned from Barclays on the grounds of...

    34. November 15, 2013

      Court to hear Arch Cru case

      The High Court has agreed to hear a £16m claim against Capita Financial Managers by 550 investors in Arch Cru funds. The...

    35. November 13, 2013

      Barclays blundered when it hired a celebrity box-ticker

      The number of celebrity compliance officers working in the City has just dropped from one to zero. Sir Hector Sants, former...

    36. November 11, 2013

      Regulators’ £500m fines fail to change corporate behaviour

      UK regulators have fined companies more than £500m in recent years, but this approach is failing to have an effect on...

    37. October 22, 2013

      Mark Carney pushes ahead with Bank of England review

      Mark Carney, Bank of England governor, has defied a government drive to minimise the use of management consultants in the...

    38. October 9, 2013

      Appeal court backs RBS over ‘mis-sold’ rate swaps

      Royal Bank of Scotland has won a further victory in the Court of Appeal against two businessmen who alleged that the bank...

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