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  1. August 29, 2014

    Banks told to reopen 2.5m PPI claims

    The City watchdog has ordered lenders to reopen more than 2.5m payment protection insurance claims, clearing the way for...

  2. 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...

  1. July 17, 2014

    UK financial watchdog warns more fines are in the pipeline

    Britain’s financial watchdog has warned an industry struggling to move on from a series of high profile consumer scandals to...

  2. July 16, 2014

    Insurance price comparison websites ‘failing’, says FCA regulator

    Price comparison websites are increasing the risk of consumers buying inappropriate insurance cover by not providing vital...

  3. July 10, 2014

    Bank of England considers impact on system of misconduct fines

    The Bank of England is assessing how banks will cope with further big fines for misconduct, amid concern that ever larger...

  4. June 13, 2014

    Lenders contact interest-only mortgage borrowers

    Mortgage lenders have contacted interest-only mortgage borrowers to ensure they have a strategy to repay their loan, but...

  5. June 6, 2014

    UK regulator steps up scrutiny of precious metals derivatives

    The UK markets regulator is to increase scrutiny of derivatives contracts linked to precious metals and other financial...

  6. June 2, 2014

    George Osborne plans tougher oversight of forex markets

    George Osborne, Britain’s chancellor, is to toughen oversight of foreign exchange dealing within weeks, as the UK steps up...

  7. May 29, 2014

    Simplified advice won’t become mis-selling, vows regulator

    The head of the City regulator has warned financial services firms that his organisation will not allow simplified advice...

  8. May 13, 2014

    Cheque Centre stops payday loans after FCA scrutiny

    A warning shot has been fired to the UK’s payday lenders as one of the sector’s largest companies exits the market under...

  9. May 8, 2014

    FCA issues rules on dealing commissions

    Investment managers in the UK are to be prevented from using dealing commissions to purchase access to senior executives in...

  10. May 6, 2014

    Payday lenders criticised for harming customers

    Payday lenders have been accused of causing “enormous customer detriment” by pursuing a business model that requires repeat...

  11. May 4, 2014

    ‘Cowboy’ regulator aims to shoot first

    Comparisons between Martin Wheatley and Billy the Kid are few and far between. In fact, this might be the first time the...

  12. May 2, 2014

    Get in at the basement, not on the ground floor

    When you’re in a hole, it usually pays to stop digging. So it was remarkable to see both Vince Cable, the business...

  13. April 4, 2014

    Financial Conduct Authority: A gift to the City

    As Martin Wheatley stepped bleary-eyed off a long-haul flight last Thursday, he was blissfully unaware of the storm that was...

  14. April 3, 2014

    FCA orders probe into credit card market

    Credit card companies’ treatment of those in financial difficulty will come into focus after the regulator announced a...

  15. 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...

  16. April 1, 2014

    George Osborne’s attack takes shine off FCA anniversary

    Martin Wheatley took the helm of the Financial Conduct Authority in 2013 after warning that he would “shoot first and ask...

  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. FT Alphaville

    April 1, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Tiger hunting on fiscal cliffs: David flags the recent anti-corruption, anti-vice...

  19. April 1, 2014

    FCA rules could force quarter of payday lenders out of business

    Strict new rules on payday loans could force a quarter of lenders out of business, in a move by the UK regulator to clamp...

  20. March 31, 2014

    FCA boss passes naughty vicar test but should stay on

    Sunday tabloid stories about naughty vicars depend for their kick on the holier-than-thou proving to be no holier than...

  21. March 31, 2014

    FCA chief says zombie probe ‘not finest hour’

    The UK’s chief financial watchdog admitted his organisation faces serious questions after confusing reports about a new...

  22. March 31, 2014

    Insurers lead as London markets rally

    UK life insurers led the rally on London’s FTSE 100 on Monday, after the heavy selling pressure seen last week looked to...

  23. March 30, 2014

    FCA chief’s role in question after zombie funds debacle

    Insurers have called on Martin Wheatley to consider his position as head of the Financial Conduct Authority after a debacle...

  24. 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...

  25. FT Alphaville

    March 28, 2014

    A "forward looking regulator," in reverse gear... (Updated)

    SEE UPDATE BELOW — OUCH! Are we about to see Mr Martin Wheatley do the perp walk? Someone’s gotta take some sort of action....

  26. March 12, 2014

    Payday lenders face early visit from new regulator

    Payday lenders can expect a knock on the door in the next few weeks as the City regulator aims for a high impact launch to...

  27. March 4, 2014

    Martin Wheatley urges finance chiefs to hold on to ethics

    The City watchdog has warned finance chiefs not to let ethical standards deteriorate as their companies attempt to cash in...

  28. February 16, 2014

    Forex in the spotlight

    The annual Prime Finance get-together in The Hague is a rather arid affair, with a coterie of academics, lawyers and the odd...

  29. February 7, 2014

    End of the line for ‘Creme Eggs at the till’

    A few weeks ago, public health campaigners scored a victory when discount supermarket chain Lidl promised to stop selling...

  30. February 4, 2014

    Forex claims ‘as bad as Libor’, says FCA

    The global investigation into the manipulation of the foreign exchange market is proving as serious as the Libor rigging...

  31. February 4, 2014

    City regulator damps banks’ hope of PPI time limit

    The City regulator has damped banks’ hopes of a time limit on payouts to customers mis-sold payment protection policies,...

  32. February 4, 2014

    Regulator cool over PPI time limit

    The City regulator has said banks must justify any time limit on claims for payment protection insurance (PPI) by offering...

  33. February 3, 2014

    Andrew Tyrie calls for pay reform in bank branches

    Banks’ pay practices are set for further scrutiny after the head of the Treasury committee of MPs urged the regulator to...

  34. November 25, 2013

    FCA crackdown on fund managers’ charges over broker commissions

    Britain’s financial watchdog on Monday launched an overhaul of asset management charges for research and corporate access,...

  35. November 11, 2013

    Regulators must hold UK asset managers to higher standards

    By the end of this month, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority will come up with its latest proposals to reform the asset...

  36. November 3, 2013

    Fund groups escape FCA fines in corporate access scandal

    Fund groups that have broken rules on corporate access will not be punished by the UK regulator, despite having acted...

  37. November 3, 2013

    UK asset managers fear bar on use of client money will hit profits

    Any move to bar UK-based asset managers from using investors’ money to pay for broker research could cut industry-wide...

  38. October 30, 2013

    Call for UK mortgage lenders to warn customers of rate rises

    Mortgage lenders should be required to issue annual notices to customers warning of the potential impact of higher borrowing...

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