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    1. June 26, 2015

      Lancashire bowls rate swap beamer at NatWest

      NatWest bankers taking advantage of its sponsorship of the T20 Blast cricket competition at Lancashire’s fixture with...

    2. June 5, 2015

      More ‘death bond’ investors see values plummet

      Investors in a suspended fund that holds traded life policies or so-called “death bonds” have been told the value of their...

    1. May 19, 2015

      Complaints rise threefold over packaged bank accounts

      Complaints about “packaged” bank accounts shot up almost threefold in the past year, the Financial Ombudsman said, as UK...

    2. 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....

    3. March 20, 2015

      Pension savers unable to book guidance as reform deadline nears

      Hundreds of thousands of pension savers affected by pensions reform remain unable to arrange free government guidance on...

    4. March 11, 2015

      RBS suffers setback in £30m lawsuit

      The Royal Bank of Scotland has lost a key pre-trial battle in a £30m lawsuit where it is being sued by a property group over...

    5. 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...

    6. January 30, 2015

      UK banks hail chance of payment protection insurance time limit

      Banks have cheered Britain’s financial watchdog for announcing it will consider introducing a time limit for complaints...

    7. January 26, 2015

      Regulator plans new pension safeguards

      Tougher consumer safeguards are to be introduced on the UK pension market amid concern that the coalition government’s...

    8. January 26, 2015

      FCA to target peer-to-peer marketing

      UK financial regulators are set to clamp down on the marketing of peer-to-peer lending platforms amid concerns that some are...

    9. January 20, 2015

      Largest UK financial advice network under threat

      The future of the UK’s largest network of financial advisers, Sesame, has been cast into doubt as the insurer Aviva said it...

    10. January 16, 2015

      UK pensions reforms open door for scams

      Fraudsters will take advantage of reforms that give people more control over their retirement savings, industry figures and...

    11. January 15, 2015

      RBS probes claims of mis-selling EFG scheme loans

      Vince Cable, the UK business secretary, has claimed that Royal Bank of Scotland “misused” a government-backed loan scheme...

    12. January 8, 2015

      Move to liquidate student property fund

      The property manager of the Mansion Student Accommodation Fund is seeking to liquidate the fund after redemptions were...

    13. December 11, 2014

      UK regulator criticised for not taking action on annuities

      The City regulator was accused on Thursday of sweeping annuity mis-selling “under the carpet” after a two-year inquiry...

    14. December 9, 2014

      Sipp fraud case poised to be first of many

      A flood of cases involving fraud and mis-selling within self-invested personal pensions (Sipps) is set to follow the...

    15. November 26, 2014

      Banks need a generation to change culture, report says

      It will take British retail banks a generation to change the aggressive sales culture which has provoked a string of...

    16. August 15, 2014

      Banks warn George Osborne on HMRC tax grab plan

      British banks have warned the chancellor of the exchequer that HM Revenue & Customs is not competent enough to be trusted...

    17. July 4, 2014

      British Gas pays £1m compensation for mis-selling

      British Gas has agreed to pay £1m in compensation for mis-selling offences by staff attempting to recruit customers at...

    18. February 4, 2014

      City regulator damps banks’ hope of PPI time limit

      The City regulator has damped banks’ hopes of a time limit on payouts to customers mis-sold payment protection policies,...

    19. January 23, 2014

      Six UK recruitment companies face mis-selling probe

      Ministers are to investigate Labour claims that six high street recruitment companies allegedly encouraged tens of thousands...

    20. January 6, 2014

      PPI and low rates put tiger in car dealers’ tank

      There was a downturn? No kidding. UK car sales soared back to pre-crash levels in 2013. Combine that with uppity London...

    21. November 18, 2013

      Pension groups ‘taking advantage’ of customers, says minister

      A government minister has accused insurance companies of making “excess” profits from some people who are about to retire....

    22. November 12, 2013

      Claims management company ‘pests’ face hefty fines

      Companies that bombard people with messages about mis-sold payment protection insurance face hefty fines under new powers...

    23. October 23, 2013

      Chris Grayling seeks to cut cost of car insurance

      Plans to make whiplash victims sit through examinations by independent medical panels will form the centrepiece of a package...

    24. October 9, 2013

      Appeal court backs RBS over ‘mis-sold’ rate swaps

      Royal Bank of Scotland has won a further victory in the Court of Appeal against two businessmen who alleged that the bank...

    25. August 22, 2013

      FCA says third party not needed in £1.3bn mis-selling redress scheme

      UK regulators are trying to keep claims management companies out of the latest compensation drive for victims of financial...

    26. June 21, 2013

      Reform the UK’s banking sector? Yes, minister. But how?

      The newly promoted minister for consumer protection, Tim Hacker, sits in his Whitehall office. In front of him is a copy of...

    27. May 31, 2013

      The pension pie that leaves a nasty aftertaste

      If you are lucky enough to be a member of one of the country’s few remaining final salary pension schemes, you may have been...

    28. May 31, 2013

      HSBC recruits ex-head of MI5 to shore up financial crime defence

      HSBC has recruited the former head of MI5 as the bank beefs up its defences against financial crime – six months after it...

    29. May 26, 2013

      UK regulators tell executives to sign on the dotted line

      The UK’s new banking watchdogs are forcing senior financial services executives to put themselves on the line and personally...

    30. May 20, 2013

      Deaf ear turned to most whistleblowers

      More than three-quarters of whistleblowers working in financial services are ignored when they first raise concerns to their...

    31. May 9, 2013

      Police make arrests over suspected ‘pension liberation’ scam

      Detectives have made a number of arrests across the UK after breaking up an alleged organised crime gang suspected of...

    32. May 7, 2013

      Nearly half of directors aware of financial irregularities

      Nearly half of board members and senior managers of large companies across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India are...

    33. May 2, 2013

      Hunt for an interest-only mortgage fails to hold interest

      To find out how difficult it is to obtain an interest-only mortgage nowadays, talk to someone who’s tried. Fifteen years...

    34. April 22, 2013

      FCA intervenes in RBS mis-selling case

      The new UK financial watchdog has intervened in a test case involving allegations that the Royal Bank of Scotland mis-sold...

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