Financial Conduct Authority



FCA sets out business priorities for 2020/21

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today set out its business priorities for the year ahead – with a specific focus on the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. In responding to the challenge of coronavirus the FCA will focus on ensuring that financial services businesses give people the support they need, that people avoid sc

Published 7 April 2020

FCA calls for loan and credit card payments to be frozen

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has called for lenders to offer a temporary payment freeze on loans and credit cards for up to three months for consumers facing financial difficulties as a result of coronavirus.

Published 2 April 2020

Corporate reporting rules relaxed: FCA, FRC and PRA announcement in light of coronavirus outbreak

In response to the current COVID-19 situation, the Financial Conduct Authority (FRC), Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) are today announcing a series of actions to ensure information continues to flow to investors and support the continued functioning of the UK’s capital markets.

Published 26 March 2020

Banks increase loan charges amid coronavirus worries

Banks are increasing the cost of personal loans and overdrafts as millions of people plunge into financial difficulty because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 24 March 2020

FCA releases statement on UK markets

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said that it is working with international counterparts in the US, EU and elsewhere so that markets can remain open and orderly, and so they can continue to perform their essential role in supporting businesses, governments, jobs and the broader economy.

Published 24 March 2020

FCA requests company reporting ban triggering fear of stock market shut-down

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has written to companies that it was aware were intending to publish preliminary financial statements in the next few days, urging them to delay their planned publications.

Published 23 March 2020

FCA sets out expectations for general insurance firms during coronavirus

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today set out expectations for general insurance firms and provided information for consumers about what they should see from their insurance provider during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 19 March 2020

FCA begins review on data in wholesale markets

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today begun a review into the use and value of data and advanced analytics in wholesale financial markets, both now and in the future.

Published 9 March 2020

FCA announces proposals to improve climate-related disclosures by listed companies

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published proposals outlining new climate-related disclosure requirements for premium listed issuers.

Published 6 March 2020

FCA reports a decrease in suspicious transactions

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its Suspicious Transaction and Order Reports (STORs) for the year ending December 2019 showing the first decrease in the total number of reports since 2016.

Published 2 March 2020

FCA suffers data breach

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has admitted to accidentally posting the personal information of an estimated 1,600 people who complained about it on its website.

Published 26 February 2020

Provident Financial fined £2.8m for unfair treatment of car loan customers

Moneybarn, the car financing arm of Provident Financial, is facing a £2.8 million fine from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Published 18 February 2020

FCA highlights areas of concern in financial services markets

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published its annual Sector Views, an assessment of the risks and potential harm to consumers across financial services markets.

Published 18 February 2020

FCA appoints Sheldon Mills as interim chief executive director of strategy and competition

Sheldon Mills has been appointed as interim chief executive director of strategy and competition at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Published 13 February 2020

FCA appoints Jeannette Lichner and Bernadette Conroy as non-executive directors

The Treasury has confirmed the appointment of Jeannette Lichner and Bernadette Conroy as non-executive directors to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) board.

Published 10 February 2020