21 August 2014
The chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel (FSCP) has offered harsh criticism of firms' efforts to improve how they deal with clients, saying most have not embraced the idea of treating customers fairly.
20 August 2014
The Financial Services Consumer Panel is to launch an investigation into fund management costs after claiming some of the charges are "unjustified".
15 August 2014
A director of a mortgage brokerage has been disqualified from acting as a company director for 13 years for misleading investors, the regulator and HMRC.
14 August 2014
Harlequin chairman David Ames is misleading investors into thinking the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) backs a controversial trust he is trying to use to rescue his troubled overseas property scheme - a claim the scheme vehemently denies - information obtained from separate sources suggests.
07 August 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) newly published guidance on social media promotion leaves firms with 40 characters to promote their products on Twitter, warned a consultancy as it criticised the regulator for "not going far enough" in telling firms what they are allowed to do.
06 August 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a consultation on the use of social media by regulated firms, after outlining its expectations of companies when communicating with customers via channels such as Twitter.
05 August 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to restrict firms from selling contingent convertible securities (CoCos) to retail investors as of 1 October in the first use of its new consumer protection powers.
04 August 2014
The former boss of failed investment firm Keydata is suing the regulator for £371m, accusing it of a "politically motivated" abuse of power.
28 July 2014
Lloyds Banking Group has been fined £218m by UK and US authorities for a series of LIBOR failings, including manipulating fees owed to the Bank of England (BoE) as a result of taxpayer-funded support provided during the financial crisis.
25 July 2014
Lloyds Banking Group is preparing to pay fines to UK and US regulators over its involvement in the LIBOR fixing scandal.
23 July 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has used its suspension power for the first time to ban two of the Financial group's subsidiaries, network Financial and separate firm Investments, from recruiting new appointed representatives (ARs).
23 July 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a consultation which may lead to early removal of the requirement for companies to publish interim management statements.
21 July 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found evidence of poor pension transfer advice, and, in a separate review, has written to the CEOs of self invested personal pensions (SIPP) providers raising concerns over firm failings.
21 July 2014
The financial services industry faces a new levy as part of plans to provide savers with free independent guidance from the Money Advice Service (MAS) and The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) upon retirement, the government has said.
18 July 2014
The prospect of a 'regulatory dividend' for advisory firms - proposed by the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) - has been all but ruled out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has outlined its five key tests for investment advice as part of a consultation examining the boundaries between different advice models.
Ian Stott, client services director at The Consulting Consortium, asks whether the regulator’s momentum is waning when it comes to skilled person reviews.
Investment Management Association (IMA) chief executive Daniel Godfrey says we should "interrogate quite hard" the assertion that the price of fund management has dropped elsewhere in the world, but not in the UK.
The trend of slowing dividends from the blue chip income stalwarts is well underway, and Tesco is next in line. The business faces 'significant' cuts to its margins and the dividend may be slashed too, predicts EEA FM's David Urch.
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