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FCA statement on proposals to introduce a public register

Later this year, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will consult on proposals to make information available on a wider range of individuals at authorised firms. The FCA and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) currently maintain a public Financial Services Register, “the FS Register”, of the firms we regulate and the individuals we have approved. In July […]

New credit card rules introduced by the FCA

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published its final policy statement on new rules for the credit card market. The FCA estimates the changes will save consumers between £310 million and £1.3 billion a year in lower interest charges. The new rules come into force on 1 March 2018, but firms have until 1 […]

From Diocletian to pay day loans: what can we learn from successful and unsuccessful price regulation?

Speaker: Mary Starks, Director of Competition and Economics Location: Social Market Foundation (SMF) lecture, London Delivered on: 27 February 2017 Highlights Fixing or capping prices can have very serious unintended consequences. Policy makers should review price caps regularly to make sure they work as intended. Price regulation is a public policy decision that can create […]

FCA statement on proposals to introduce a public register

Later this year, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will consult on proposals to make information available on a wider range of individuals at authorised firms. The FCA and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) currently maintain a public Financial Services Register, “the FS Register”, of the firms we regulate and the individuals we have approved. In July […]