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FCA identifies system and control failings at small banks and insurance brokers

Most insurance brokers' systems and controls for managing bribery and corruption risks are not wholly effective, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found. 21 Nov 2014

FCA retail investment advice consultation: why so little non-advised guidance?

FOCUS: Last year, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said that it wanted to look carefully  at non-advised and simplified advice models and outcomes for their consumers. However, two new papers on retail investment advice now published for consultation... 01 Aug 2014

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FCA confirms insurance add-on products are often poor value for consumers

Selling insurance policies as an "add-on" to purchasers of other financial services or products such as cars and mobile phones often lead to consumers purchasing poor value, unnecessary products, the financial services watchdog has confirmed. 29 Jul 2014

FCA backs separation of research costs from 'dealing commission' after thematic review

UK regulators have backed proposed new EU rules which would further separate the costs of conducting research from dealing commission charges passed on to consumers to cover the cost to a fund manager of executing trades and related services. 15 Jul 2014

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