Financial Conduct Authority
Crackdown on 'shameful' prepaid funeral sales tactics
The Government has announced plans to crack down on high-pressure sales tactics from prepaid funeral plan providers - and wants the financial regulator to oversee the industry
3 June 2019
New rules for claims management firms from today
Unhappy customers who have used claims management firms will be able to escalate their complaints to the financial ombudsman from today, as the sector will now be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
1 April 2019
Homeowners could switch to a cheaper mortgage more easily as lending rules are set to be relaxed
Tens of thousands of mortgage prisoners are now one step closer to being freed, after the financial regulator began consulting on relaxing mortgage affordability rules, in an important step forward for MoneySavingExpert.com's long-running campaign.
26 March 2019
Regulators 'need to do more' to prove they protect consumers
The spending watchdog has said that the regulators for financial services, energy, water and communications sectors are unable to prove they are offering enough protection for consumers
20 March 2019
Compensation limit for financial complaints to increase to £350k
Consumers can be awarded up to £350,000 in compensation when they complain to the financial watchdog from next month
8 March 2019
Cost of buying washing machines, fridges etc via pricey 'rent-to-own' firms to be capped
Vulnerable customers who use rent-to-own firms will not pay more in interest than the cost of the original item from April, as part of new rules announced by the financial regulator today
5 March 2019
New rules to give more pension freedom protection
The Financial Conduct Authority has announced new rules and plans to help make pension choices clearer for over 50s, which it says will help up to 100,000 every year
29 January 2019
Contactless card security flaw largely fixed, in win for MSE's two-year campaign
The financial regulator has said that "almost all" contactless transactions from the two biggest card schemes are now processed 'online' in order to combat a security flaw which meant crooks could use cards months after they'd been cancelled
29 January 2019
Guest comment: How the financial regulator's tackled contactless card fraud
The FCA’s Christopher Woolard gives an update on the regulator’s work to protect consumers from contactless card fraud - and what you can do if you think you’ve been targeted
29 January 2019
Santander fined £32 million for failing families of deceased customers
The financial regulator has fined Santander £32.8 million for failing to process customers' accounts and investments effectively after they died
19 December 2018
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