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    1. April 18, 2016

      UK MPs push to protect FCA’s independence

      Senior politicians are pushing for powers to ensure the UK’s financial watchdog cannot be “vulnerable to political...

    2. April 13, 2016

      Tracey McDermott to leave Financial Conduct Authority

      The acting head of the UK’s financial watchdog will leave the agency after a leadership crisis — and its wider fallout...

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      After another eventful year, one thing is clear — the world is still a long way from r...
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      April 13, 2016

      Tracey McDermott to leave FCA in July

      The acting head of the UK’s financial watchdog will leave the agency after a leadership crisis at the organisation —...

    2. March 23, 2016

      Contest for top PRA post enters final straight

      The new head of the UK’s banking and insurance supervisor is expected to be named this week, ending a game of musical...

    3. March 21, 2016

      Staff at financial watchdog reveal discontent

      Half of staff at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority are dissatisfied with its top brass, underscoring the...

    4. Fast FT

      March 3, 2016

      Opening Quote: Insurers probed; Schroders raises eyebrows

      The FCA is investigating six insurers, including the Pru, over exit charges. Schroders’ CEO is stepping down. Genel has...

    5. FT Alphaville

      March 3, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      The FCA is investigating six insurers, including the Pru, over exit charges, Schroders’ CEO is stepping down, Genel has...

    6. January 28, 2016

      City Insider: FCA’s Andrew Bailey and the bear

      Andrew Bailey: Ursine tales, Part II As the FT reported this week, Andrew Bailey — the new boss of the Financial...

    7. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Andrew Bailey: 'I don't live to be governor of the BoE'

      Andrew Bailey, the 30-year veteran of the Bank of England who is set to hop to the Financial Conduct Authority, said he...

    8. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Incoming FCA head: 'no urge to return to pre-crisis banking'

      Andrew Bailey, the man heading to the top job at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, said on Wednesday the objective...

    9. January 26, 2016

      Analysis: FCA must now look at its governance

      It is hard to imagine Andrew Bailey celebrating his appointment to head the Financial Conduct Authority. After all, the...

    10. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Andrew Bailey to head Financial Conduct Authority

      Andrew Bailey is set to hop from the Bank of England’s banking supervisory arm to the Financial Conduct Authority...

    11. January 20, 2016

      FCA says the Treasury does not interfere with its decisions

      The chairman of the UK’s financial watchdog has strongly denied any political interference in its operations. John...

    12. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      UK financial watchdog denies political interference

      The chairman of the UK’s financial watchdog has flatly denied any political interference in its operations. John...

    13. January 20, 2016

      FCA seeks strong leader after stormy year for financial regulator

      As George Osborne arrives in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week for the World Economic Forum’s annual conference,...

    14. January 14, 2016

      FCA launches inquiry into leak of bank review documents

      The City watchdog has launched a full-scale leak inquiry after the Financial Times reported on internal documents...

    15. January 12, 2016

      BoE official oversaw FCA retreat from inquiry into banking culture

      A Bank of England official oversaw the move by the City regulator to scrap a review into Britain’s banks, it emerged on...

    16. January 12, 2016

      Culture is a matter for banks not UK regulators

      The former chief executive of Barclays, Bob Diamond, once defined the culture of a corporation as how its employees...

    17. January 10, 2016

      The week: January 11

      • The acting head of the Financial Conduct Authority unexpectedly withdrew from the race to become the chief executive...

    18. January 8, 2016

      George Osborne accused of leaning on City of London watchdog

      The chorus of opposition voices alleging government interference in in the Financial Conduct Authority grew after a...

    19. January 7, 2016

      Confusion over chief executive’s job leaves FCA ‘rudderless’

      Tracey McDermott always seemed an unlikely fit as a chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority: she is not...

    20. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      FCA's McDermott: top job not right for me now

      It’s official: the woman widely seen as the frontrunner to run the UK’s financial watchdog doesn’t want the top job....

    21. January 7, 2016

      Tracey McDermott rules herself out of race to head FCA

      The race to head the UK’s embattled financial regulator has been thrown into turmoil after the leading internal...

    22. January 4, 2016

      Investment advisers prepare to return to the fray

      Under pressure for mis-selling, retail banks have pivoted through 180 degrees in their willingness to provide advice....

    23. December 30, 2015

      UK draws line under ‘banker bashing’ after scrapping assessment

      A review of Britain’s banking culture has been ditched by the UK’s financial watchdog only months after its launch, in...

    24. December 30, 2015

      New normality for banks leaves system exposed

      Western policymakers took big strides in 2015 towards returning the global financial system to some kind of normality....

    25. December 9, 2015

      Bankers strain against shackles

      Volatile — if one word could sum up the year in finance, that would be it. In the markets there has been a mix of new...

    26. November 15, 2015

      UK regulator cancels enforcement conference

      The Financial Conduct Authority has cancelled one of its long-running conferences for investment managers that had...

    27. November 11, 2015

      Company bosses must work more closely with regulators

      Chief executives must work more closely with regulators to move on from an era of financial scandals and...

    28. October 15, 2015

      End of uncivil war as parliamentarians moot compromise with City

      Prohibition and permissiveness alternate, in banking regulation as in history. Puritanism gives way in time to the...

    29. October 15, 2015

      Banks hail concession on ringfencing

      The first hint of a key change in the mood music in the City of London came this summer when George Osborne announced...

    30. October 15, 2015

      Treasury abandons senior bankers’ accountability rule

      One of the most contentious parts of a tough new accountability regime for top executives in the financial sector is to...

    31. October 13, 2015

      Greg Medcraft approached to lead FCA

      The hunt for a new head of the UK’s financial watchdog has gone global, with the chairman of Australia’s regulator...

    32. October 2, 2015

      Banks braced for extra £15bn PPI bill

      Banks are bracing for an extra £15bn bill over payment-protection insurance after the City watchdog attempted to draw a...

    33. September 13, 2015

      Tracey McDermott takes up reins at FCA

      As new September starts go, Tracey McDermott’s is particularly challenging. The UK Financial Conduct Authority’s acting...

    34. September 3, 2015

      UK’s Financial Conduct Authority faces further disarray

      The UK’s financial watchdog faces more disarray as three board members reach the end of their terms, forcing the...

    35. August 10, 2015

      FCA flap poses risk to Clydesdale float stakes

      Tricky time to float a bank. National Australia Bank is expected to demerge its UK subsidiary Clydesdale this autumn....

    36. July 30, 2015

      UK financial regulator names third supervision chief in a year

      The UK’s financial regulator has named its third director of supervision in a year as it faces major upheaval in its...

    37. July 24, 2015

      City Insider: Martin Wheatley spies an opportunity

      Martin Wheatley: wooden delivery Martin Wheatley’s exit from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has one silver lining...

    38. July 22, 2015

      Martin Wheatley admits disappointment at leaving FCA

      The ousted head of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has admitted he is disappointed to be leaving the City...

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