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UK: Watchdog proposes new regulations on lending platforms

The UK watchdog in charge of investor oversight proposed tough new regulations regarding peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms, in a bid to help consumers wade...

UK: FCA clears Fidessa’s ION acquisition

In a filing with the London Stock Exchange early on Wednesday, July 25, Fidessa Group confirmed that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) “has determined...

UK: FCA proposes changes to complaint handling rules

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of the UK on Tuesday (June 26) announced it is proposing changes to complaint handling rules to help victims...

UK: FCA announces crackdown on high-interest lending

The changes proposed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are designed to create a “rebalancing in favour of the customer,” reported the Financial Times....

UK: FCA wants global effort to speed up fintech innovation

Christopher Woolard, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Executive Director of Strategy and Competition, delivered a keynote speech on March 19 at the Innovate...

UK: FCA chair to head competition watchdog?

According to Sky news, the outgoing Financial Conduct Autority (FCA) chairman John Griffith-Jones, has been shortlisted to head the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)...

EU: Commission targets aviation brokers in antitrust probe

European Commission (EC) regulators have launched an antitrust investigation into aviation broking, taking on the mantle from UK watchdogs. The EC said Friday, October 27,...

UK: FCA to help boutique start-ups untangle regulatory web

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a service to help asset management businesses get authorised. The hub, which is slated to launch next month,...

UK: Investment consultants to face competition probe by FCA

The UK’s antitrust body will carry out a full-blown competition probe into investment consultants after the financial watchdog found far-reaching problems in an industry...

UK: FCA chief sets deadline for LIBOR replacement

The chief executive of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, Andrew Bailey, spoke on Thursday at an event in London saying that the currency exchange...
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