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    1. April 18, 2015

      George Osborne vows to boost UK bank competition

      George Osborne has vowed to increase retail banking competition by proposing a target to issue at least 15 new licences in...

    2. April 16, 2015

      Tax reprieve for investment bond holders

      Holders of investment bonds who have overpaid tax on withdrawals could be able to reclaim thousands from the tax authority,...

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    1. April 16, 2015

      Business paints bleak picture of UK

      A panel of financial service veterans on Wednesday painted a bleak picture of the UK’s attractiveness for big business after...

    2. April 15, 2015

      Fines fail to spur banks into action on client cash

      The record £126m fine handed out by the UK regulator against Bank of New York Mellon for not properly ringfencing client...

    3. April 15, 2015

      UK regulator hits BNY Mellon with record £126m fine

      Bank of New York Mellon has been fined a record £126m by the UK regulator for failing to comply with rules that require...

    4. April 14, 2015

      FCA fines Clydesdale Bank record £21m for PPI failings

      The UK’s financial regulator has imposed its largest penalty to date for failings around selling payment protection...

    5. April 7, 2015

      Silver Ridge hedge fund launch delayed over FCA inquiry

      UK regulators have held up the launch of a new hedge fund because one of the founders headed up foreign exchange at...

    6. April 5, 2015

      Risk officers rise in UK executive ranks

      The increasing importance of managing risk by financial institutions in the wake of the crisis has been underscored by...

    7. April 2, 2015

      TPAS poised for pension guidance rush

      The 64-year-old man with two pension pots and a “fit wife” who received a call from the government’s Pension Wise service...

    8. March 30, 2015

      Deal to lower charges on legacy pension schemes

      Charges on about £10bn worth of savings held in expensive legacy pensions are to be cut to 0.75 per cent under a deal struck...

    9. March 30, 2015

      BoE to stress test banks’ ability to cope in global crisis

      Britain’s seven biggest lenders will be assessed on whether they could withstand a severe external shock including a Chinese...

    10. March 30, 2015

      Watchdog probes sale of financial data

      The UK’s data watchdog is investigating claims that financial details of thousands of people approaching retirement has been...

    11. March 29, 2015

      End in sight for post-crisis banking reform, says Basel head

      The avalanche of post-crisis banking regulation is coming to an end and most of the uncertainties weighing on the financial...

    12. March 27, 2015

      No regrets from pension reform minister

      Steve Webb would prefer his legacy as the UK’s longest-serving pensions minister to be the subtle reforms he has made to...

    13. March 27, 2015

      Citizens Advice calls for Scottish-style ban on tenant fees

      Tenants in the private rented sector pay letting agents an average fee of £337, according to Citizens Advice, which is...

    14. March 27, 2015

      Former Logica manager jailed for insider trading

      A former senior manager at Logica, the IT outsourcer, has received a 10-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to...

    15. March 27, 2015

      ‘Dysfunctional’ UK regulator failed in its duty, say MPs

      The Financial Conduct Authority is a “dysfunctional” institution with failings serious enough to require special measures,...

    16. March 26, 2015

      Bank of England warns about financial stability threats

      The Bank of England has warned that international factors including the debt crisis in Greece and China’s slowdown pose a...

    17. March 25, 2015

      FCA wins appeal over exotic investment schemes

      The City watchdog has won a landmark appeal in a case set to make it harder for exotic investment schemes to avoid...

    18. March 25, 2015

      FCA proposes ban on selling of opt-out insurance add-ons

      Insurance products that customers default into buying will be banned under plans put forward by the UK’s financial watchdog....

    19. March 24, 2015

      Timely boost for Equitable Life policyholders

      Equitable Life, the life assurer that came close to collapse in 2000, has increased its payout ratio again. From April 1...

    20. March 20, 2015

      Two fined over Sipp investment scandal

      Two directors of a failed advice firm have been fined and banned from senior positions after the company advised thousands...

    21. March 18, 2015

      New rules for OTC derivatives delayed for 9 months

      Tougher rules for trading over-the-counter derivatives have been delayed by nine months after regulators acknowledged that...

    22. March 18, 2015

      Crowdfunders seek revisions to FCA rules

      Crowdfunding platforms are pushing back against new UK regulation that they claim is deterring investors from the industry...

    23. March 17, 2015

      Stress tests urged for UK insurers and asset managers

      Insurers, asset managers and clearing houses should be subjected to the rigours of annual stress testing just as banks are,...

    24. March 16, 2015

      City watchdog seeks to cut secrecy on supervision

      The culture of secrecy in Financial Conduct Authority interventions could be eroded under plans being considered by the new...

    25. March 16, 2015

      Grant Thornton faces £49m negligence claim

      Grant Thornton is facing a £49m negligence claim from Manchester Building Society over advice and audit services it provided...

    26. March 16, 2015

      Living to lament the end of annuities

      “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” Joni Mitchell’s lyrics could turn out to be...

    27. March 15, 2015

      Use of FCA-mandated internal investigations called into question

      Questions have been raised about the use of internal investigations that financial firms must perform at the behest of the...

    28. March 15, 2015

      Consumer group urges action on payment systems

      A new regulator is being urged to wrest control of Britain’s £75tn a year payment systems from the large high street banks...

    29. March 13, 2015

      Tidjane Thiam, outgoing Prudential boss

      When Tidjane Thiam, the outgoing boss of British insurer Prudential, appeared at a press conference in Zurich this week he...

    30. March 12, 2015

      City body defends fare-dodging executive

      Jonathan Burrows, the fare-dodging City executive banned from senior roles in the financial sector, has been defended by a...

    31. March 12, 2015

      Mortgages top financial fraud rankings

      Mortgages attracted more fraudulent applications than any financial product last year, according to research that suggested...

    32. March 11, 2015

      Clearing houses get insurance policy

      A consortium of 20 top-rated global insurance companies are underwriting a policy for clearing houses that would limit...

    33. March 11, 2015

      Lawsuit targets investment ‘introducers’

      Investors in an unregulated oil scheme have alleged negligence in a lawsuit that they hope will establish the principle that...

    34. March 10, 2015

      ‘Digital passport’ aims to reduce bank hassle

      Financial services companies in the UK have begun work on a “digital passport” that aims to speed up the process of opening...

    35. March 10, 2015

      MPs warn on protection of UK pensioners

      MPs have called for a shake-up of pensions regulation, after warning that UK savers are at risk from fraud and mis-selling...

    36. March 9, 2015

      Foreign banks in UK face liability deadline

      UK branches of foreign-headquartered banks have just over three weeks to comply with rules that demand senior managers...

    37. March 9, 2015

      Treasury censured over crash precautions

      The Treasury will on Monday be accused of failing to learn the lessons of the financial crisis, with senior MPs claiming...

    38. March 8, 2015

      Barclays and Deutsche traders face Euribor questioning

      UK fraud investigators have called in former traders from Barclays and Deutsche Bank for interview as suspects in their...

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