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Friday, 12 July 2024 10:51

Average salary at the FCA tops £71,000

The average salary at the FCA has risen by an average of 4.8% this year to £71,290, with some younger staff members receiving an 11.2% increase.

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Wednesday, 10 July 2024 10:44

FCA wants compulsory criminal background checks

The FCA is to consult on introducing compulsory criminal background checks on firm owners and controllers applying for authorisation from January 2025.

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The FCA has provisionally decided to ban and fine three individuals who were involved in running SVS Securities Plc, a discretionary fund manager which ran a SIPP and went into administration five years ago.

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The FCA has urged victims of unauthorised financial adviser Ian James Hudson to come forward by 3 July after a court ordered compensation for his victims.

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The UK’s financial regulators say working together has improved outcomes, particularly in relation to failings by SIPPs operators, the British Steel Pension Scheme scandal and the introduction of Consumer Duty.

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The Financial Conduct Authority has warned clients of failed SIPP firm Hartley Pensions to be wary of scams or fraudsters as administrators of the collapsed provider begin to send out information about the transfer out process.

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The FCA has provisionally banned two financial advisers for “acting without integrity” in relation to SIPPs pensions advice involving £10m of investments.

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Thursday, 16 May 2024 11:01

FCA cuts delays in application approvals

The number of approved persons given the green light to work at appointed rep firms within three months of application has significantly improved in the latest quarter.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2024 10:32

3 charged over CFD trading pension fraud

The FCA has instigated criminal proceedings against Kristofer McGuire, Keith Williamson and Karla Walker with fraud for their alleged involvement in a £8m high-risk trading scheme targeting pension savings.

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The FCA has responded robustly to complaints about the time it took to provide redress to victims of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) scandal.

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