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    Cultural change in regulation for fund industry

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

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. October 6, 2013

    Crackdown on UK fund market raises alarm

    The UK financial regulator has met the chief executive of every large fund company as part of a drive to crack down on...

  25. October 4, 2013

    Regulator censures investment company over sale of ‘death bonds’

    A company linked to Lord Razzall, a senior Liberal Democrat peer, has been censured by a UK regulator for “recklessly...

  26. September 20, 2013

    FSCS steps in at Pritchard

    Clients of Pritchard Stockbrokers can claim from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme after administrators identified...

  27. September 19, 2013

    UK flexes regulatory muscle with JPMorgan fine

    JPMorgan Chase’s $920m settlement over its trading fiasco marks the first time that a London authority has been at eye’s...

  28. September 18, 2013

    Fuller fund disclosure should be next step after RDR

    Back in the day, insurers funded a yearly sales conference aboard a cruise liner for favoured financial advisers. The ship...

  29. September 11, 2013

    Review: A pacy account of the storm before the bailout

    Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy, by Iain Martin, Simon and Schuster, £20...

  30. September 8, 2013

    Movers & shakers: September 9

    ● Sheila Nicoll, the former director of conduct policy at the Financial Services Authority, has joined Ernst & Young’s asset...

  31. August 23, 2013

    ‘Ordinary’ finance customers need more protection, says regulator

    The best way to restore trust in UK financial services is to crack down harder on the mistreatment of “ordinary” retail...

  32. August 22, 2013

    FCA says third party not needed in £1.3bn mis-selling redress scheme

    UK regulators are trying to keep claims management companies out of the latest compensation drive for victims of financial...

  33. August 8, 2013

    Brokers fined over Reliance share price manipulation

    The UK financial regulator has fined two advisers and is planning enforcement action against a third in three cases all...

  34. July 26, 2013

    War of words over Co-op Bank intensifies

    Holders of Co-operative Bank bonds hit back at the Prudential Regulatory Authority on Friday, after the watchdog refused to...

  35. July 22, 2013

    FCA hires specialists for probes

    The UK’s fledgling Financial Conduct Authority is already making use of its new power to hire experts for its investigations...

  36. July 18, 2013

    Report into HBOS failure in ‘final stage’

    The UK watchdog’s report into the failure of HBOS has entered the final stage of preparation and will be released as soon as...

  37. July 12, 2013

    PwC drags rivals into Cattles lawsuit

    PwC has dragged Deloitte and KPMG into its defence against a lawsuit that claims negligence in its auditing of Cattles, the...

  38. July 10, 2013

    Former FSA chairman’s 57% pay rise in final year

    Lord Turner’s pay as chairman of the now defunct Financial Services Authority rose nearly 57 per cent last year as he took...

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