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Stablecoin Adoption: FCA and Bank of England Release Proposals for Regulating Stablecoins

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England are requesting feedback on their proposed approach to regulating stablecoins. The Bank’s proposals cover “any payment systems in the future that use stablecoins in the UK at systemic scale.” Stablecoins are a new type of… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Introduces New Marketing Rules for Crypto

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has introduced new rules for the digital asset or crypto asset industry. The FCA describes the new rules as “tough,” incorporating a “cooling off period” for new investors – commencing on October 8, 2023. The marketing rules are part… Read More

Joint Regulatory Oversight Committee (JROC) Sets Out Steps to Support UK Open Banking Adoption

The Joint Regulatory Oversight Committee (JROC) has recently set out an ambitious program of work “to take forward recommendations for the next phase of open banking in the UK.” This involves “setting up dedicated workstreams to action the six key themes and priorities outlined in… Read More

Big Tech in Fintech: UK FCA to Review Large Tech Firms Providing Financial Services & Competition Concerns

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is commencing a review of “Big Tech” providing financial services. The FCA will be reviewing firms like Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and others that have emerged as top financial services providers in sectors like digital wallets and payments. The… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Cautions BNPL Providers on Misleading Promotions

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a warning to Buy Now – Pay Later (BNPL) providers pertaining to misleading advertisements. A copy of the “Dear CEO” letter sent to BNPLs is viewable here. BNPL platforms offer point of sale credit to consumers which… Read More

FCA Asks Lenders to Help Consumers During Difficult Time

The cost of living is rising higher and credit is along for the ride. With no end in sight to rising interest rates and inflation, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is asking lenders to help consumers during a difficult time. In a release, the… Read More

FCA Cautions Firms Pitching Credit with Dear CEO Letter

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has distributed a Dear CEO letter to firms pitching credit in relation to their potentially misleading advertising. The FCA states that it has issued almost 28,000 consumer credit firms warning them not to use terms such as “no credit… Read More

UK FCA Gets Changes to Popular BNPL Platforms Terms Deemed to be Unfair

The UK Financial Conduct  Authority (FCA) has secured changes to consumer terms from popular buy now, pay later platforms, according to a statement from the regulator. The FCA states that terms in the contracts of Clearpay, Klarna, Laybuy, and Openpay have been “unclear” and “unfair.”… Read More

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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