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  1. January 31, 2014

    Direct Line and PwC win licences to offer legal services

    Some of the biggest names from the insurance and accounting industry have won licences enabling them to offer legal...

  2. September 18, 2013

    US law firm hires top prosecutor from UK financial watchdog

    The most senior prosecutor within the UK’s financial watchdog will join a US law firm early next year, underlining the...

  1. 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...

  2. May 23, 2013

    Interview – with Margaret Cole, former FSA ‘enforcer’

    Margaret Cole demonstrated the importance of having a strong message when she went for a top job at the now-abolished...

  3. December 6, 2012

    Sants considers a job in the City

    Hector Sants, former chief executive of the Financial Services Authority, is in late-stage talks with Barclays about joining...

  4. December 4, 2012

    Sants in talks to join Deloitte

    Hector Sants, the former chief executive of the Financial Services Authority, is in talks to join Deloitte as a partner and...

  5. June 19, 2012

    Trading before deals hits decade low

    Trading ahead of London-listed mergers and acquisitions last year dropped to the lowest level in nearly a decade, according...

  6. May 17, 2012

    FSA searches for new enforcement chief

    The Financial Services Authority is casting its net across three continents in the search to find a head of enforcement to...

  7. April 23, 2012

    Enter the revolving regulators

    When the UK’s chief securities enforcer Margaret Cole announced last month that she would become general counsel of PwC, the...

  8. April 3, 2012

    Hannam’s fight with the FSA

    Two emails and a decision to impose a £450,000 fine have sent a shockwave through the City and set up a spectacular contest....

  9. March 25, 2012

    Cole says financial watchdogs need more bite

    UK financial watchdogs should step up penalties and tackle a wider range of fraud cases to make sure the City continues to...

  10. March 25, 2012

    FSA enforcer exits role with credit

    A yellowed cutting bears the tell-tale signs of having been taped to Margaret Cole’s desk, high on the 27th floor of the...

  11. March 20, 2012

    FSA managing director to join PwC

    One of the UK’s most prominent busters of insider trading rings is moving from the financial regulator to join PwC as its...

  12. March 1, 2012

    FSA widens insider trading investigation

    One of the City regulator’s most high-profile investigations into insider trading is expanding, with the Financial Services...

  13. February 23, 2012

    Fingleton to leave OFT at critical time

    The head of the UK’s main antitrust authority will step down at the end of the year, leaving the agency in flux at a key...

  14. February 16, 2012

    Cole bails out at a bad time for the bifurcating FSA

    Insider traders will sleep easier knowing that Margaret Cole, head of enforcement at the Financial Services Authority, will...

  15. February 15, 2012

    Margaret Cole to stand down from FSA

    Margaret Cole, one of the top bosses at the Financial Services Authority in the UK, is leaving at the end of March as the...

  16. November 28, 2011

    FSA warns on ‘toxic’ life settlement funds

    The Financial Services Authority is planning its first-ever ban on marketing a product to retail investors, taking aim at...

  17. November 10, 2011

    FCA seeks full responsibility for competition

    The new Financial Conduct Authority should be given explicit responsibility and power to promote competition in banking and...

  18. November 1, 2011

    FSA chiefs join call for regulator accountability

    The heads of the UK Financial Services Authority have backed calls to make one of its successor regulators more accountable...

  19. September 18, 2011

    Would-be CEOs feel heat of FSA scrutiny

    UK financial groups seeking a chief executive now have to worry about more than just offering a pay package that satisfies...

  20. September 16, 2011

    FSA loses head of markets division

    The UK’s markets watchdog, the Financial Services Authority, on Friday lost one of its top officials with the resignation of...

  21. August 30, 2011

    Banks pay £215m to PPI victims

    Borrowers who were mis-sold loan insurance received £215m in compensation in the first half of the year as lenders started...

  22. June 27, 2011

    FCA to build its own analysis team

    The new UK regulator charged with policing markets and protecting investors plans to build its own business and market...

  23. June 14, 2011

    FSA warns wealth managers on advice

    UK-based wealth managers are being warned to improve the way they advise retail investors, after a regulatory survey found...

  24. May 15, 2011

    FSA wants tougher insider trade penalties

    A top London regulator has called for tougher sentences for insider dealingto make it easier for the UK to emulate US...

  25. May 13, 2011

    FSA under pressure to catch a big fish

    Regulators have made little visible progress on the UK’s biggest insider dealing case 14 months after it was launched,...

  26. May 12, 2011

    FSA in first use of publicity power

    The City watchdog has announ­ced disciplinary action against two financial professionals in the first use of its power to...

  27. April 1, 2011

    FSA is in dire need of remedial action

    Guillaume Rambourg’s ‘victory’ this week was as hollow as they come. A year after the Financial Services Authority launched...

  28. March 22, 2011

    Caretaker head named to head FSA unit

    Margaret Cole will become the temporary head of one half of the Financial Services Authority when the financial watchdog...

  29. March 2, 2011

    FSA salaries increase 22% in five years

    Average salaries for rank-and-file staff at the Financial Services Authority have risen 22 per cent during the past five...

  30. February 22, 2011

    FSA fines Deutsche Bank mortgage division

    DB Mortgages, the UK lending arm of Deutsche Bank, has been fined £840,000 and ordered to pay customers £1.5m by the...

  31. January 26, 2011

    Fatter fines would help FSA’s Cole to jog memory

    Absent-mindedness is a terrible affliction. It can result in you losing your spectacles. Or it can lumber you with a...

  32. January 26, 2011

    BarCap fined for failure to separate client funds

    Barclays has been fined £1.1m for failing to keep client money separate from its investment banking arm’s corporate account...

  33. January 18, 2011

    FSA hits Barclays with record £7.7m fine

    Barclays will pay a record £7.7m fine and up to £59m in compensation for failing to provide adequate investment advice to...

  34. January 13, 2011

    Analyst fined over misleading message

    A former MF Global analyst has been fined £50,000 ($79,182) for sending clients and colleagues a “misleading and inaccurate”...

  35. January 11, 2011

    RBS fined £2.8m over customer complaints

    Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £2.8m for poor handling of customer complaints, in the first case to arise from an...

  36. January 10, 2011

    Trio plead guilty to insider dealing

    A senior investment banker and his wife, together with an accomplice, pleaded guilty to insider dealing in a case brought by...

  37. January 6, 2011

    HK finance watchdog chief in quest for UK post

    Martin Wheatley, outgoing chief of Hong Kong’s financial regulatory body, has emerged as a leading candidate to head...

  38. December 29, 2010

    Fines by markets watchdog hit record

    Fines levied against companies and individuals by the UK markets watchdog nearly tripled this year as the regulator further...

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