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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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....

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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