Financial Conduct Authority



FCA clamped down on consumer investment harm in 2020

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has revealed the ways in which it currently works to protect consumers from investment harm by stopping and disrupting potentially harmful firms and activities.

Published 18 January 2021

Small business set to receive insurance payouts as Supreme Court backs FCA test case

Thousands of small business across the UK are set to receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first coronavirus lockdown after the Supreme Court substantially allowed the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) appeal on behalf of policyholders in its business interruption insurance test case.

Published 15 January 2021

FCA to consider allowing consumer credit firms to repossess goods from end of January

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed changing guidance on mortgages and consumer credit repossessions so that consumer credit firms will be able to repossess goods and vehicles from 31 January 2021.

Published 13 January 2021

FCA warns consumers of the risks of investments advertising high returns based on cryptoassets

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a warning to consumers about the risks of investments advertising high returns based on cryptoassets.

Published 11 January 2021

FCA financial resilience survey data reveals impact of COVID on UK firm's finances

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published the results of its coronavirus financial resilience surveys revealing the impact of coronavirus on firms’ financial resilience.

Published 7 January 2021

Paul Feeney appointed chair of the FCA’s Practitioner Panel

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed Quilter CEO Paul Feeney as the chair of its independent Practitioner Panel.

Published 6 January 2021

FCA establishes Temporary Registration Regime for cryptoasset businesses

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has established a Temporary Registration Regime to allow existing cryptoasset firms, who have applied to be registered with the FCA, to continue trading.

Published 17 December 2020

Regulator fines Barclays £26m over treatment of customers in financial difficulty

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Barclays Bank £26 million for failures in relation to their treatment of consumer credit customers who fell into arrears or experienced financial difficulties.

Published 15 December 2020

FCA confirms speculative mini-bond mass-marketing ban

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed proposals to permanently ban the mass-marketing of speculative illiquid securities - including speculative mini-bonds - to retail investors.

Published 11 December 2020

FCA reminds firms to be ready for end of Brexit transition period

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reminded firms to be ready for the end of the Brexit transition period in one month’s time.

Published 1 December 2020

The Treasury, Bank of England and FCA convene working group to facilitate investment in productive finance

The Treasury, the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will be convening an industry working group to facilitate investment in productive finance.

Published 23 November 2020

Brexit: FCA confirms approach to the share trading obligation

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed its approach to the share trading obligation (STO) at the end of the Brexit transition period, if mutual equivalence is not agreed.

Published 4 November 2020

Payday loan firms and doorstep lenders cash in on COVID

Payday loan firms and doorstep lenders are cashing in on the coronavirus pandemic as they issue families struggling financially with loans at interest rates of up to 1,700%.

Published 2 November 2020

FCA announces further payment breaks for mortgage borrowers and consumer credit customers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has extended its offering of payment deferrals for mortgage and consumer credit customers for the next six months.

Published 2 November 2020

FCA censures Aviva for misleading shares announcement

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has publicly censured Perth-based insurer Aviva for making an announcement concerning certain preference shares which had the potential to mislead the market.

Published 26 October 2020