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SFO secures arrest warrants for five Euribor traders

The Serious Fraud Office has obtained arrest warrants for five European bankers accused of conspiracy to rig Euribor benchmark interest rates. The five traders at Deutsche Bank and Societe Generale have remained in their home countries to face the charges and failed to appear in court, lawyers for the SFO said at Southwark Crown Court, […]

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Former IFA Ponzi fraudster handed two extra years in jail

A former IFA serving a 10-year jail term for a Ponzi fraud has today seen his sentence extended by a further two years. A Southwark Crown Court judge added the 730 day penalty after Phillip Boakes failed to pay a confiscation order made at the same time his sentence was upheld in November. Boakes was […]

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Simon Collins: What the FCA has to say about outsourcing

Many businesses use and rely on the services provided by third parties. But while FCA-regulated firms are able to outsource a number of different activities they remain accountable in the  vent something goes wrong. With this in mind, it is imperative a firm conducts thorough due diligence on any service being outsourced, whether it be […]

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Advertising watchdog denies conflict with Govt on ‘misleading’ MAS

The Advertising Standards Agency has denied that the Government declaring the Money Advice Service’s branding “misleading” conflicts with its own verdict on the service. A 2011 advertising campaign sparked 80 complaints to the ASA after the MAS advertised its services as “free, independent advice”. At the time, the ASA ruled customers would understand the campaign […]

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