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An apology to Barclays

Two articles have recently been published in Money Marketing making accusations that Barclays has deliberately delayed the payment of cheques of a number of its customers as part of a corporate strategy to enable it to offer its own investment services. Following further investigations of these allegations it has become clear these claims are not substantiated. Barclays has informed Money Marketing that the signatures on the cheques did not match the signature record held on file which was the cause of the cheques being returned unpaid. We apologise to Barclays for publishing the allegations and confirm there is no evidence that Barclays acted deliberately to delay any payments to its clients. Money Marketing is happy to set the record straight.


US couple charged with insider dealing

A former Deloitte tax partner and his wife were charged yesterday by the Securities and Exchange Commission for leaking information to family overseas in a multi-million dollar insider trading scheme. Arnold McClellan and his wife Annabel of San Francisco, California were charged by the SEC as a result of a joint investigation involving the FSA, […]


FSA delays approved persons regime for mortgage brokers

The FSA is delaying its plans to extend its approved persons regime to mortgage brokers and bank staff who arrange mortgages until 2012/2013. The regulator announced in June as part of the Mortgage Market Review that anyone who advises on or sells mortgages would have to be individually registered with the regulator, and demonstrate that […]

US equities: opportunities for short sellers expand

Optimism is as American as baseball and apple pie. And since the financial crisis, being optimistic about US equities has paid off: they have outperformed every other major developed market by a comfortable margin. Yet while there remain plenty of good reasons to be optimistic about US equities, Stephen Moore, manager of the Artemis US […]


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