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UK Financial Conduct Authority: More People Hold Crypto Now

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has been tracking crypto holdings in the UK for some time now. Earlier today, the top securities regulator provided an update indicating the more people in the UK are now holding crypto in contrast to prior data. This is the… Read More

UK FCA Shares Plans for New Consumer Duty, Will Aim to Offer Greater Consumer Protection for Retail Financial Markets

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has shared plans for a new Consumer Duty, which will aim to provide a greater level of consumer protection for retail financial markets for companies to follow. UK companies are currently required to adhere to FCA guidelines and various… Read More

Cash Still King? UK FCA Says 5 Million Still Count on Cash for Majority of Transactions

In a digital world, physical cash still counts. A lot, according to UK regulators. A speech delivered today by Sheldon Mills, Executive Director for Consumers and Competition at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), he revealed that 5 million individuals still count on the pound sterling… Read More

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Recommends that Pension Providers “Nudge” Consumers to Pension Wise for Guidance before Accessing Savings

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed (on May 4, 2021) updated rules that will require pension providers to “nudge” consumers to Pension Wise so they can benefit from guidance prior to accessing their defined contribution pension savings. This reportedly includes booking an appointment… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Publishes Discussion Paper on Financial Promotion. Crowdfunding, Crypto, P2P Lending Addressed

Following a Call for Input (CFI) that sought feedback on the promotion of consumer investments, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its proposal designed to safeguard retail investors.  The proposals in the Discussion Paper (DP) may impact new asset classes such as investment… Read More

UK’s FCA Appoints Sheldon Mills as Executive Director, Consumers and Competition and Siobhán Sheridan as Chief People Officer

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has promoted Sheldon Mills to serving as Executive Director, Consumers and Competition. The financial regulator confirmed that the role was recently created to fulfill various requirements. The FCA noted that the post was created in November 2020 when the… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Bans Crypto Derivatives for Retail Investors

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has instituted a ban on the sale of crypto derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) that reference cryptoassets for retail investors, according to a note distributed by the regulator. The ban goes into effect on January 6, 2021. The decision… Read More

UK FCA Worried about Access to Cash as Bank Branches Shutter, ATMs Go Away

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published draft guidance on their expectations for banks and availability to cash in a market that is seeing a growing number of bank branches closing and ATMs going away. The regulator states that it wants to ensure that… Read More

Sheldon Mills Appointed New Director of Competition at UK Financial Conduct Authority

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has selected Sheldon Mills as its new director of Competition. Currently, Mills is Senior Director, mergers and state aid at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The FCA explains that Mills will be a key figure in delivering on the entity’s… Read More

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