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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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....

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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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