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Online financial scams: Google to vet advertisers following FCA threats

There is no doubt that the pandemic has boosted the amount of time that consumers spend online and, in turn, online scammers have ramped up their fraudulent advertising particularly on social media and search engine platforms. This advertising led the …

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Cryptocurrency exchange Binance banned from operating in the U.K. by FCA

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has been banned from operating in the U.K. by the Financial Conduct Authority, in the latest sign of a growing crackdown on the crypto market around the world. The FCA said  that Binance Markets Limited, the U.K. …

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Amigo sub-prime lender scheme of arrangement rejected by court

The High Court has agreed with the FCA to reject a scheme of arrangement proposed by subprime lender Amigo, on the grounds that the compensation scheme it proposed to deal with complaints of misselling was not fair. This is a …

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LIBOR TRANSITION UPDATE: q1 2021

FCA announcement on future cessation and loss of representativeness of the LIBOR benchmarks In March this year, the FCA confirmed that all 35 LIBOR settings will either cease to be published by the ICE Benchmark Administration and/or will no longer …

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FCA fines broking firm for misleading conduct

The FCA has imposed a fine on broking firm TFS-ICAP for misleading customers in the FX derivatives market. The regulator found that between 2008 and 2015, brokers at TFS-ICAP openly carried out a deceptive practice known as “printing” trades. The …

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Digital assets, analogue regulation?

In this webinar our panel discusses the various regulatory issues and challenges faced by those operating in the digital assets and blockchain space, including: The approach of the UK regulators, including the implications of Brexit The FCA ban on crypto-derivatives …

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FCA bans the sale of crypto-derivatives to retail consumers – what do firms need to know?

On 6 October 2020 the FCA published rules which banned the sale of derivatives and exchange traded notes that include certain types of cryptoassets for retail customers. The FCA considers these products to be ill-suited for retail consumers given the …

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Insurance test case rules some insurers should have paid out for losses caused by Coronavirus lockdown

Small businesses have been thrown a lifeline as a result of today’s insurance test case judgment, which ruled that some insurers should have paid out for losses caused by lockdown, since disease clauses in business interruption policies meant they were …

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A firm receives a section 170 notice: what next?

Regulated firms and their compliance teams are well aware of the risks and potential outcomes should the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) open a formal investigation. Compliance teams should ensure, in advance of the FCA knocking on the firm’s door, that …

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A new era for open-ended funds with illiquid assets?

The closing of redemption gates in several open-ended property funds after the Brexit referendum, followed by the 2019 Woodford saga, has shone a spotlight on the risk to investors of funds holding illiquid assets in stressed markets. The Financial Conduct …

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