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    1. October 21, 2014

      Regulator has no plans to bolster UK pension safeguards

      The City regulator has no plans to introduce tougher safeguards for consumers ahead of radical reforms of the pensions...

    2. October 19, 2014

      City watchdog in private warnings blitz

      The UK’s financial watchdog is on track to issue a record amount of private warnings this year, in what legal experts warn...

    3. October 19, 2014

      Financial technology sector complains of lack of bank services

      Entrepreneurs in the UK’s fast-growing financial technology sector say banks are obstructing their growth by refusing them...

    4. October 19, 2014

      Pension consultants face fresh calls for regulatory oversight

      For years, fund managers have bemoaned what they see as rampant conflicts of interests in the investment consulting...

    5. October 18, 2014

      Citizens Advice and TPAS to provide pension guidance

      The government has unveiled the providers to whom pension savers can go to for free at-retirement guidance as promised by...

    6. October 17, 2014

      HSBC ordered to repay trail commission

      The ombudsman has forced HSBC to pay back trail commission to a client who did not receive advice from the bank, raising...

    7. October 17, 2014

      FCA launches new campaign against scams

      A campaign to warn people about the risks of investment fraud has been launched by the City watchdog, which receives 5,000...

    8. October 16, 2014

      UK bankers warn on territorial battle between regulators

      Senior bankers have warned of a territorial battle between national and regional regulators that will increase costs for...

    9. October 15, 2014

      UK hedge fund founder denies $600m fraud

      The founder of a London hedge fund “robbed Peter to pay Paul” as part of a scam that lost $600m of investor’s money,...

    10. October 14, 2014

      Tougher shadow bank rules ‘only the start’

      Participants in the shadow banking sector were warned on Tuesday that tougher rules being imposed by international...

    11. October 12, 2014

      Lenders warn Bank of England over risks to mortgage market

      The Bank of England is being warned about the risks to the mortgage market as it considers proposals this week to toughen...

    12. October 12, 2014

      If you can’t take heat, get out of boardroom, says Carney

      The Bank of England governor said on Sunday that board-level bankers who did not feel they could rise to the challenge of...

    13. October 12, 2014

      Borrowers urged to look at alternatives to payday lenders

      Borrowers in need of short-term credit are being urged to look at alternatives to payday lenders, despite moves by the UK...

    14. October 10, 2014

      US and UK to play financial ‘war game’

      Britain and the US will stage the first transatlantic simulation of a crisis in a large bank on Monday. It is a sign of...

    15. October 10, 2014

      Justin Welby invites financiers to join quasi-monastic community

      Wanted: thoughtful young bankers, bound for the top but willing to spend a year along the way in prayer and service to the...

    16. October 9, 2014

      Regulator throws payday lenders a lifeline

      The existence of payday lenders is under threat from increasing regulatory scrutiny, but plans to make the industry more...

    17. October 8, 2014

      SFO claims biofuel group used Ponzi scheme

      Defendants in an alleged biofuel investment scam used the proceeds to shop for luxury sports cars including Aston Martins...

    18. October 7, 2014

      Wonga TV ad banned for not showing cost of borrowing

      An advert for payday lender Wonga has been banned for failing to show the true cost of borrowing. The Advertising Standards...

    19. October 7, 2014

      Two HSBC directors quit in protest over new conduct rules

      Two board members at HSBC’s UK unit are preparing to quit as part of a growing pushback against stiff new rules that would...

    20. October 6, 2014

      BoE sets out overhaul of deposit guarantee protection

      Depositors temporarily sitting on large balances following house sales and personal injury payouts are to have extra cover...

    21. October 3, 2014

      Homeowners ‘would struggle’ with rate rise

      One in five mortgage holders would struggle to find the extra money to cover a rise in interest rates, research has found....

    22. October 3, 2014

      Boost for mortgages from private banks

      Private banks will find it easier to provide home loans to wealthy housebuyers after the regulator this week altered the...

    23. September 30, 2014

      ICAP cuts jobs and shuts desks as it warns on revenues

      ICAP will take a charge of £35m-£45m as the UK interdealer broker battles low market volatility by cutting jobs and shutting...

    24. September 28, 2014

      ‘Millions’ put at risk of rocketing premiums by Flood Re exclusion

      The property industry has accused government officials of making “empty” promises over a fund intended to prevent homes...

    25. September 26, 2014

      More rights for widows in intestacy revamp

      New rules governing the way estates are divided when someone dies without a will take effect next week, changing the balance...

    26. September 25, 2014

      How key London benchmarks are calculated

      The UK government is giving regulators the power to police seven key financial market benchmarks, as part of an effort to...

    27. September 25, 2014

      UK financial regulators to police 7 more benchmarks

      The UK government has tried to boost the City’s reputation and pre-empt EU lawmakers by giving regulators the power to...

    28. September 25, 2014

      Mark Carney warns insurers over capital levels

      Regulators plan to take a tough stance against UK insurers who play down risks in an attempt to reduce the amount of capital...

    29. September 22, 2014

      Mercuria’s UK arm to be regulated by financial watchdog

      Mercuria is to be regulated by the UK’s financial watchdog as the fast growing Swiss commodities trader closes in on a deal...

    30. September 19, 2014

      Passive fund rankings under scrutiny

      The City watchdog is eyeing fund rankings after receiving complaints that index trackers are being excluded from performance...

    31. September 19, 2014

      City relieved at Scottish result but wary over unresolved issues

      The threat that a raft of Scottish financial institutions would relocate south of the border abated as the country’s...

    32. September 19, 2014

      Small business calls for action on broadband and late payments

      Better broadband access and tougher action on late payments top the priority list for UKs small businesses, according to its...

    33. September 16, 2014

      Bank of England signals dim view of household debt

      The Bank of England has signalled that it is minded to take a dim view of household borrowing in future, blaming the...

    34. September 12, 2014

      Pension governance committees ‘compromised’, say unions

      The Opposition and unions are calling on the government to scrap plans for new committees to police value in workplace...

    35. September 11, 2014

      JPMorgan tells clearers to build bigger buffers

      Clearing houses – which guarantee the smooth completion of financial transactions ranging from derivatives trades to...

    36. September 8, 2014

      Nest pension restrictions to be lifted in 2017

      Curbs on the state-backed workplace pension scheme are to be lifted, allowing it to compete more fully with other UK...

    37. September 8, 2014

      Law firms scrutinised in anti-money laundering push

      Specialist teams are to be sent in to scrutinise law firms amid mounting concerns they are failing to fulfil obligations to...

    38. September 5, 2014

      Chart that tells a story . . .  fund fees

      What does this show? It’s a breakdown of the cost structure on the average UK open-ended equity fund, as calculated by Fitz...

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