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Hundreds of claims management firms have left industry since introduction of "tough new rules", government says

The number of claims management companies (CMCs) operating in the UK has fallen by nearly 600 since stricter rules came into force in April 2013, the government has said. 21 Aug 2014

Keyword advertising must not cause financial promotions to fall foul of compliance standards, warns FCA

Financial services companies have been warned to review their use of online keyword advertising after the City regulator said it can lead to financial promotions being deemed to be misleading. 13 Aug 2014

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    UK banking regulation is undergoing significant changes which will affect UK banks and foreign banks operating in the UK.

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    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation and competition considerations.

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    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, third party contracts and competition considerations.

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FCA restricts retail sale of complex securities in first use of its consumer protection powers

Firms will be prevented from selling complex contingent convertible securities (CoCos) to ordinary retail investors from October, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced, in the first use of its temporary product intervention powers. 07 Aug 2014

Infographics can help financial services firms stay compliant when promoting via social media, says FCA

Financial services companies can use 'infographics' when promoting products or services via social media to ensure those promotions are compliant with regulatory requirements, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said. 06 Aug 2014

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