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The FCA is back with a bang, having welcomed advisers back from the Easter break with no less than four major publications setting out its priorities and areas of focus for the next financial year. The regulator, quite rightly, continues to focus on transparency of retail investments. It has used its “mission” document to keep […]
Mark Sands and Tessa Norman The Treasury is facing calls to revisit the way it handles FCA fines amid mounting concern about a lack of transparency in the current system. Historically, excesses in fine revenue were directed back to firms to reduce overall regulatory costs. However, regulatory fines handed out since April 2012 have passed […]
The FCA has published its mission document giving firms a blueprint to define the regulator’s remit and how it makes its decisions. The FCA launched a consultation on its mission in October which included discussions about vulnerable customers, the FCA’s role in redress schemes and its approach to enforcement. FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey has […]
FCA warns of the damage to co-operation among global regulators if the Trump administration unwinds the regime for failing banks In an interview with the Financial Times in Washington, FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey says there is a risk to the confidence international regulators would have in the US if it scrapped its system for […]
Artemis European Opportunities Fund manager Mark Page is questioned about the merits of investing in Spanish supermarket group, Dia. Dia is a 7,000-store Spanish discount supermarket chain. But with cheaper food prices coming on to the market and an improving Spanish economy, journalist Alexis Xydias questions Mark about its inclusion in the Artemis European Opportunities […]
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The total amount in fines handed out by the FCA has increased 10 times in the past year, soaring from £22.2m in 2016 to £229.4m in 2017. The FCA fined eight individuals an aggregate £436,000 and £229m was levied against companies, according to law firm Clyde & Co. Even though fewer fines have been levied […]
The work and pensions select committee is calling on the Government to ban pension cold-calling through the Financial Claims and Guidance Bill next year, as well as making people either take or opt out of guidance before accessing their pension. The committee opened an inquiry into pension freedoms in September and has published its report […]