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    1. July 26, 2016

      Break up Financial Conduct Authority watchdog, MPs demand

      Senior MPs are calling for a review on breaking up the UK’s financial watchdog because of “severe flaws” in the...

    2. July 22, 2016

      UK insurers censured for use of sales agents

      Customers have lost out through mis-selling of policies by agents on behalf of insurers, the UK’s financial watchdog...

    3. July 20, 2016

      City regulator warns on peer-to-peer lending

      The new boss of the UK’s city watchdog has warned of hidden risks in peer-to-peer loans that resemble some of the...

    4. July 19, 2016

      Financial watchdog calls for access to EU single market

      Andrew Bailey, the new head of the Financial Conduct Authority, has said access to the EU’s single market is essential...

    5. July 13, 2016

      Towergate fined for £12.6m hole in client money accounts

      Towergate, the insurance intermediary chaired by the former head of the old City watchdog, has been fined by its...

    6. July 8, 2016

      FCA to probe peer-to-peer lending sector

      The UK’s financial watchdog is probing the £2.7bn crowdfunding sector for the second time in two years, following...

    7. July 4, 2016

      Barclays Libor verdicts provide much-needed victory for SFO

      After a mixed record in recent years, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office badly needed a win. So securing four convictions of...

    8. July 1, 2016

      New chief financial regulator faces tough starts to job

      The new chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority starts work on Friday just as the UK faces some of its...

    9. June 30, 2016

      Banks warned over conflict of interest

      Banks have been warned about conflicts of interest by a new body charged with cleaning up the City of London in the...

    10. June 29, 2016

      Britain’s biggest banks called to BoE for ‘fireside chat’

      The chief executives of Britain’s biggest lenders were called into the Bank of England on Wednesday to discuss the...

    11. June 28, 2016

      Brexit vote sparks US fears over transatlantic regulation

      The Brexit vote has cast doubt over US-EU initiatives to harmonise transatlantic regulation, with a senior Democrat and...

    12. June 28, 2016

      London can remain insurance capital after Brexit — Lloyd’s chief

      Last Thursday will be remembered as one of the most extraordinary days in British history when, 43 years after joining...

    13. June 23, 2016

      Banks under increased scrutiny over post-referendum trading

      UK financial regulators have put London’s banks and brokers under increased scrutiny ahead of Friday’s trading day in...

    14. June 22, 2016

      FSB proposes stress testing for asset managers

      Asset managers should be subject to stress tests in the way banks are, and should disclose more about their liquidity...

    15. June 16, 2016

      Watchdogs exempt sovereign wealth and pension funds from study

      Sovereign wealth funds and pension funds have won a temporary break from tighter regulatory scrutiny, as global...

    16. June 12, 2016

      The Big Bang spawned a dark-trading monster

      There have been so many egregious cases of customers being mistreated by financial service providers that it is...

    17. June 7, 2016

      Watchdog urged to disclose more information about banks

      UK bank regulators should disclose more information about lenders to avoid a repetition of the financial crisis, the...

    18. June 6, 2016

      New bank safety plans criticised for encouraging risky loans

      Banks will be encouraged to lend more to their weakest borrowers and take on excessive risks if global regulators push...

    19. May 27, 2016

      Megan Butler agrees to stay at FCA as head of supervision

      The new head of the UK’s City watchdog will have his trusted lieutenant by his side after she agreed to stay at the...

    20. May 26, 2016

      Q&A: How to act like an ethical FX trader

      The sprawling currencies market finally has some globally-recognised, industry-wide guidelines on how to behave and...

    21. May 26, 2016

      FCA bans UK pension providers from imposing exit charges

      Pension providers will be banned from applying exit charges on new pension policies under measures announced by the...

    22. May 26, 2016

      Funds’ lucrative entry fees under attack

      Barely a month has passed this year without a high-profile attack on the asset management industry over controversial...

    23. May 24, 2016

      Cautious banks shut customers out of lending, says report

      A “perfect storm” of regulatory reform, higher compliance costs and less profitable relationships have hit the UK’s...

    24. May 17, 2016

      The UK banking review fails to address excesses

      State intervention in private sector pricing is in vogue in the UK. Eighteen months ago, the payday lending industry...

    25. May 13, 2016

      UK financial watchdog under fire over mis-selling response

      British taxpayers face “serious risks” of future mis-selling scandals as the City watchdog has not done enough to...

    26. May 11, 2016

      Dark money: London’s dirty secret

      One Monday in March last year, an announcement by the US justice department caught the attention of a former employee...

    27. May 9, 2016

      An innovative yet double-edged approach to financial regulation

      Whenever an industry publicly praises its regulator then the rest of us should probably consider running for the hills....

    28. May 1, 2016

      UK offshore havens see drop in company registrations

      The number of companies based in some of Britain’s traditional offshore havens such as the British Virgin Islands,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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