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  1. April 17, 2014

    Concentrated portfolios ‘key to outperformance’

    Investors choosing actively managed funds should invest in portfolios that consciously do not track a benchmark, or risk...

  2. April 15, 2014

    UK’s smaller banks see chance to woo customers amid reforms

    UK “challenger” banks spy an opportunity to enlarge their modest toehold in the market as their bigger peers cope with the...

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  1. April 15, 2014

    Business hits ‘brick wall’ in talks on UK banking ring fence

    Business representatives warned on Tuesday they were hitting a “brick wall” in discussions with the government over the...

  2. April 15, 2014

    Forex rule confusion risk to UK traders

    London’s foreign exchange industry risks having to put up more capital to back its trades if European regulators rule...

  3. April 9, 2014

    Consumer financial complaints down 15%

    A big fall in complaints about the mis-selling of payment protection insurance has led to a fall in the overall number of...

  4. April 7, 2014

    Financial Conduct Authority defended after backlash

    Consumer advocates are urging policymakers not to clip the financial watchdog’s wings in the wake of its botched...

  5. April 7, 2014

    Regulators in dock as mood on banking turns full circle

    Bob Diamond was three years ahead of his time. When the former head of Barclays told a parliamentary committee in January...

  6. 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...

  7. April 4, 2014

    Pension pioneer spreading his wings

    It took UK financial regulators 40 years to discover what Andy Bell worked out in a few weeks. At the end of March, the...

  8. April 4, 2014

    Asset managers pose a risk to stability, BoE warns

    A senior Bank of England official has warned about the risks that the asset management industry poses to financial...

  9. April 2, 2014

    FCA confirms it will move HQ to Olympic Park

    A previously rundown part of east London is taking on the banking heartlands of the City and Canary Wharf in a move that...

  10. April 2, 2014

    A tongue-lashing from Mr Osborne

    Since the UK coalition came to power in 2010, George Osborne has completely overhauled the regulatory system that oversees...

  11. April 1, 2014

    George Osborne’s attack takes shine off FCA anniversary

    Martin Wheatley took the helm of the Financial Conduct Authority in 2013 after warning that he would “shoot first and ask...

  12. March 31, 2014

    Banks’ retreat empowers commodity trading houses

    Over the past decade, the world’s largest banks have with little fanfare become immersed in a business far removed from...

  13. March 31, 2014

    FCA steps up scrutiny of wholesale markets

    The UK’s financial watchdog said it would examine the steps investment banks are taking to prevent traders from manipulating...

  14. March 28, 2014

    Insurance redress hopes downplayed

    This summer’s review of legacy investment and insurance contracts by the City regulator is unlikely to lead to millions paid...

  15. March 28, 2014

    A year of regulating more effectively

    It’s been a year since the much-derided Financial Services Authority morphed into the Financial Conduct Authority, with a...

  16. March 28, 2014

    FCA plans probe of UK insurers over 30m longstanding policies

    Share prices in UK insurers with big books of old business fell heavily on Friday, after the Financial Conduct Authority...

  17. March 25, 2014

    Santander UK fined £12.4m over poor advice

    Santander UK has been hit with a £12.4m fine – one of the biggest ever retail banking penalties – for providing unsuitable...

  18. March 21, 2014

    Alliance Trust axes VAT on fees

    Investment platform Alliance Trust Savings is reducing its charges after guidance from HM Revenue & Customs suggested that...

  19. March 20, 2014

    Former Credit Suisse bonds trader fined and banned in UK

    A senior bond trader formerly at Credit Suisse has been banned by the UK financial watchdog and fined £663,000 in a landmark...

  20. March 18, 2014

    An Old Lady fit for the 21st century

    When George Osborne announced the absorption of the Financial Services Authority into the Bank of England four years ago,...

  21. March 18, 2014

    City of London urges ‘muscular’ defence against EU regulation

    The main lobby group for the City of London has urged British authorities to adopt a more “muscular” defence of the UK’s...

  22. March 13, 2014

    Bank of England proposes six-year bonus clawback rule

    UK bankers would be hit by what appear to be the world’s toughest rules for clawing back bonuses under proposals from the...

  23. March 13, 2014

    Bank of England proposes bonus clawbacks

    The Bank of England wants to force lenders to recoup bonuses of misbehaving bankers for up to six years after they have been...

  24. March 12, 2014

    Payday sector is a lightning rod for FCA

    The forthcoming clampdown on payday lenders is a shrewd move by a regulator that wants to prove itself as a champion of the...

  25. March 12, 2014

    Payday lenders face early visit from new regulator

    Payday lenders can expect a knock on the door in the next few weeks as the City regulator aims for a high impact launch to...

  26. March 11, 2014

    UK watchdog to intervene in insurance ‘add-ons’ market

    Regulators have unveiled plans to crack down on insurance companies using pre-ticked boxes to sign up consumers for “add-on”...

  27. March 10, 2014

    UK’s financial regulator warns on copy trading

    Online trading services that allow people to “copy” the strategies of other traders will have to seek permission to operate...

  28. March 9, 2014

    UK’s Serious Fraud Office outsmarted by white-collar criminals

    The amount of ill-gotten gains the Serious Fraud Office is recovering from convicted white-collar criminals is falling as...

  29. March 7, 2014

    FCA allows choice over fund rebates

    The UK’s financial watchdog is allowing fund supermarkets to pass on fund commissions to investors in a fund of their...

  30. March 7, 2014

    Financial sector offers UK potential £62bn boost, survey suggests

    The UK’s financial services sector could add £62bn to annual economic output by 2020 if regulation is not heavy-handed,...

  31. March 7, 2014

    Law firm fees rise after years of decline

    The UK’s biggest law firms are beginning to charge clients more for advice after years of falling fees and discounts – in a...

  32. March 6, 2014

    Forex scandal exposes BoE governance and weak board, says Tyrie

    The foreign exchange scandal embroiling the Bank of England has exposed its “Byzantine” governance structure and weak board...

  33. March 4, 2014

    Martin Wheatley urges finance chiefs to hold on to ethics

    The City watchdog has warned finance chiefs not to let ethical standards deteriorate as their companies attempt to cash in...

  34. March 4, 2014

    Mark Carney signals start of reviews on bank bonuses

    The Bank of England governor has said the first of two reviews to toughen UK bonus rules will start this month, amid...

  35. March 4, 2014

    EU directive’s costs dwarf savings from UK’s red tape crackdown

    An EU directive will cost British businesses more than £1.2bn annually, dwarfing the amount saved in the past year by the...

  36. March 2, 2014

    Bank of England is urged to clamp down on bank bonuses

    The Bank of England is being urged to clamp down on bank bonus packages in a forthcoming review, with a senior Tory MP...

  37. February 28, 2014

    Britannia Building Society directors hit back at regulator

    Former directors of Britannia Building Society have written to MPs to challenge evidence given by the UK’s top banking...

  38. February 28, 2014

    Fund risk ratings may not be all they seem

    The growing use of “risk-rated” funds by advisers and platforms could lead to investors being pushed into a product which...

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