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      Too many boardrooms display a ‘conspiracy against the public’

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    2. April 27, 2016

      UK regulator sets outs plans to improve debt markets

      The UK’s financial watchdog has pledged to become more streamlined and “user-friendly” for participants in the debt...

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    1. April 26, 2016

      UK FCA launches probe into anti-competitive practices

      The UK’s financial watchdog has launched its first probe into anti-competitive practices, with the prospect of...

    2. April 26, 2016

      Andrew Bailey was not interviewed for FCA job, confirms chairman

      Andrew Bailey, the incoming chief of the Financial Conduct Authority, was not on an original shortlist of two...

    3. April 21, 2016

      Tighter money laundering rules planned

      Wealthy people who fall under suspicion of criminal activity will have to explain before any charges how they came by...

    4. April 20, 2016

      Financial watchdog says Panama Papers charges ‘will be difficult’

      UK authorities charged by the prime minister with forming a “task force” in response to the Panama Papers leak have...

    5. April 19, 2016

      Fund managers warned to stay off golf course

      Fund managers have been warned to stay off the golf course by the UK regulator in a sign that the good times continue...

    6. April 18, 2016

      FCA sees a sharp rise in cases being contested

      The number of enforcement cases by the UK financial watchdog that are challenged has leapt 80 per cent in one year,...

    7. 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...

    8. April 17, 2016

      Elizabeth Corley says regulators can’t fix the financial system

      If Elizabeth Corley, one of the most high-profile women in asset management, was ever interested in the top job at the...

    9. April 15, 2016

      MPs to probe UK bank capital rules after high level spat

      MPs are to launch an inquiry into the robustness of UK bank capital rules following a rare spat between one of the...

    10. April 14, 2016

      A firmer line from the FCA on IPOs comes better late than never

      Since the financial crisis, taking your company public in London has become less appealing. In 2007, 241 companies came...

    11. April 14, 2016

      Former UBS trader accuses UK watchdog of scapegoating

      A former junior trader at UBS has accused the UK’s financial watchdog of scapegoating and refusing to examine key...

    12. April 13, 2016

      UK’s muddled IPO market faces scrutiny

      The UK’s muddled market for new offerings, where conflicts of interest are rife and there is an asymmetry in the way...

    13. April 13, 2016

      FCA takes on London’s IPO muddle

      There is a certain absurdity to the latest Financial Conduct Authority findings on investment banking and the process...

    14. 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...

    15. April 13, 2016

      UK’s Financial Conduct Authority calls for IPO reform

      The UK is looking to shake up the way companies raise money in the equity markets in an effort to root out what the...

    16. April 12, 2016

      Consumer credit companies shrink after FCA crackdown

      More than 1,400 consumer credit companies have left the industry in response to tougher rules imposed by the UK’s...

    17. April 8, 2016

      BoE official Sam Woods to head Prudential Regulation Authority

      George Osborne has promoted Bank of England official Sam Woods to head the Prudential Regulation Authority, as the...

    18. April 7, 2016

      UK regulator sets deadline for Panama Papers reviews

      The UK’s financial regulator has given banks and other financial companies until next week to carry out urgent reviews...

    19. March 30, 2016

      PPI complaints rise as compensation cut-off date looms

      Complaints over payment protection insurance are rising again as a cut-off date for claims looms over the UK’s...

    20. March 29, 2016

      Buy-to-let landlords face stricter affordability tests

      Britain’s army of amateur landlords will face stricter affordability tests under new Bank of England regulations to...

    21. March 29, 2016

      Bank of England says Brexit carries risk of credit crunch

      The Bank of England has warned that uncertainty over Britain’s membership of the European Union carries the risk of a...

    22. March 25, 2016

      Profit metrics: the adjustment bureau

      Put on all the sauce you want. If the food is rotten, you will get sick. In recent months, more scrutiny has been...

    23. March 24, 2016

      Tighter rules proposed for banks’ credit risk

      The biggest lenders to corporates may have to hold even more capital as a result of proposed new rules that would curb...

    24. 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...

    25. March 16, 2016

      Budget cracks down on claims management groups

      Claims management companies — blamed for encouraging a ‘compensation culture’ — are to get tougher regulation and...

    26. March 14, 2016

      The UK financial advice overhaul: an explainer

      The UK financial regulator and the government have proposed sweeping changes to how financial advice is provided in the...

    27. March 14, 2016

      FCA proposes reforms to close ‘advice gap’

      The UK Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority want to open up and automate the financial advice industry after...

    28. March 14, 2016

      Why politicians cannot resist punishing risky behaviour

      Just three years ago, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) undertook the task of regulating human behaviour....

    29. March 13, 2016

      Bankers submitted to FCA watch list revealed

      London’s biggest international banks have put forward nearly 250 executives to the UK’s new senior managers’ regime,...

    30. March 13, 2016

      Banks sign up 241 managers for new UK accountability regime

      London’s top nine international banks have signed up almost 250 managers for the UK’s tough new regime to make senior...

    31. March 10, 2016

      PDHL debt management firm loses licence

      A debt management firm that insisted one of its customers keep up £30 monthly repayments even though he had no income...

    32. March 8, 2016

      Bankers ‘terrified’ at new regulations

      New rules to make bankers more accountable already seem to be giving some of them nightmares. City of London bosses...

    33. March 8, 2016

      Banking standards report has more questions than answers

      It runs to 30 pages, took a year to produce and set itself the considerable task of helping banks to regain the trust...

    34. March 7, 2016

      Retail banking probe results delayed by new overdraft proposals

      The UK’s competition watchdog has delayed the long-awaited results of an investigation into the retail banking market,...

    35. March 6, 2016

      PeerTV’s ejection from Aim shows difficulties of the Nomad life

      The sequence of statements from PeerTV, the Israeli TV technology business that was last week forced off the...

    36. March 6, 2016

      Prisoner’s Dilemma reveals bond fund risks

      The road to Hell is paved with well-intentioned risk management initiatives. Burgeoning bond funds are seen as...

    37. March 6, 2016

      Systemic risk fears over fund manager credit lines

      Fears over systemic risk have been fuelled by some of the world’s largest asset managers securing billions of dollars...

    38. March 2, 2016

      Clearing must be looked at ahead of any LSE deal

      Deutsche Börse is no stranger to the game of exchange consolidation. The German group’s bid approach for London Stock...

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