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    1. December 22, 2014

      UK regulator to police seven more benchmarks

      The UK markets regulator is to formally police seven UK-based benchmarks in the wake of the scandal over attempted...

    2. December 16, 2014

      FCA chief says regulator ‘went too far’ with aggressive tone

      The UK regulator’s outgoing chief of supervision has acknowledged that the watchdog has taken an excessively aggressive tone...

    1. December 10, 2014

      Tables turned on FCA over briefing fiasco

      Martin Wheatley, the head of the UK’s financial regulator, lectured banks last month on their poor conduct as he imposed...

    2. 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...

    3. December 10, 2014

      FCA chief Martin Wheatley to forgo bonus after briefing fiasco

      A damning independent report into a botched press briefing by the UK financial watchdog has found that the regulator pursued...

    4. December 8, 2014

      FCA stops senior bonuses after insurance blunder

      The UK’s financial watchdog is to cancel bonuses for several of its senior executives who will be heavily criticised on...

    5. December 4, 2014

      Senior FCA executives to leave ahead of report on botched briefing

      The man in charge of supervising regulated companies at the Financial Conduct Authority is preparing to leave the watchdog...

    6. November 14, 2014

      Martin Wheatley: steely enforcer out to fix City of London finance

      It was meant to be a moment to savour after a successful first year. But as British financial regulator Martin Wheatley...

    7. November 11, 2014

      New rules threaten existence of payday lenders

      New rules being brought in to clean up the payday lending industry may result in the eradication of the specialist high...

    8. October 17, 2014

      FCA launches new campaign against scams

      A campaign to warn people about the risks of investment fraud has been launched by the City watchdog, which receives 5,000...

    9. October 12, 2014

      Alex Salmond attacks Treasury over RBS threat to leave Scotland

      Alex Salmond has challenged the UK Treasury over the way it handled the Royal Bank of Scotland announcement that it would...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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....

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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