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    1. June 23, 2015

      Regulators plan to extend bank bonus clawback to 10 years

      Banks will be able to claw back bonuses from their most senior managers for up to a decade under rules published on Tuesday...

    2. June 11, 2015

      UK bank rule reformers call end to age of big stick

      The cycle of scandal and ever higher fines for banks should be over — provided institutions follow an ambitious suite of new...

    1. June 11, 2015

      UK plans global fixed-income, currencies and commodities rules

      It is the morning after the night before. The night in question involved the port, pomp and pageantry that defines the...

    2. June 11, 2015

      Payday lender numbers shrink by a third in response to new rules

      More than a third of payday lenders in the UK have stopped operating in response to rules designed to stamp out...

    3. June 8, 2015

      Review to seek new laws banning manipulation of markets

      New laws banning manipulation of markets such as foreign exchange and the creation of a market standards body to oversee...

    4. June 2, 2015

      Asset managers’ push into bonds prompts regulatory scrutiny

      One word goes a long way to explaining why regulators are now focusing on big asset managers as they try to make the...

    5. June 2, 2015

      FCA warns against systemic risk label for funds

      The UK markets regulator has given his backing to asset managers fighting proposals that could see them labelled as...

    6. May 28, 2015

      Bank middle management is regulatory ‘blind spot’, says watchdog

      Thousands of middle managers at UK banks fall into a regulatory “blind spot” that threatens to hinder cultural reform, the...

    7. May 21, 2015

      Bank fines credited for culture shift

      Multibillion-dollar fines — such as the record settlement imposed on six banks over foreign-exchange manipulation — are...

    8. March 24, 2015

      FCA sets sights on dark pools, fund fees and big data

      The Financial Conduct Authority is to investigate “dark pools” — private trading venues that compete with exchanges — asset...

    9. March 13, 2015

      A place in the sun and a tax-free pension

      What’s the “defining challenge of our time?” My guess is that not many FT readers are going to answer that question with...

    10. February 10, 2015

      Reckless bankers face having to pay back salary

      The UK financial watchdog is considering whether to force reckless bankers to repay their base salary — as well as bonuses —...

    11. January 27, 2015

      FCA media approach strains links with practitioner panel

      The Financial Conduct Authority’s approach to the media, lambasted in an independent report , remains a point of tension...

    12. January 4, 2015

      UK financial watchdog doubles interventions

      The UK’s financial watchdog more than doubled the number of times it stepped in to alter company practices in 2014, making...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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