Financial Conduct Authority
Martin: 'FCA subtly slaps banks' wrists – and provides some relief for overdraft prisoners'
The financial regulator has written to major banks asking them how they decided on their overdraft prices, after several providers announced rates to 40% - and it's warned that banks must act to help consumers hurt by the changes
28 January 2020
PPI phone lines jammed and banks' websites crash as claims flood in on deadline day
Hours ahead of the PPI deadline, Santander's PPI enquiry form has been "temporarily unavailable" while customers of other banks are reporting website problems and waits of up to 90 minutes on the phone. The deadline to claim is 11.59pm TODAY (Thursday) - so here's what to do if you're affected
29 August 2019
Nationwide to hike overdraft fees for majority of customers
Nationwide has announced its overdraft rate will be a whopping 39.9% APR – meaning most of its customers who use their overdrafts are set to be worse off
25 July 2019
New rules set to help travellers with medical conditions access insurance
Travel insurance firms would need to direct customers with pre-existing medical conditions to providers that can cover them, under new proposals
16 July 2019
Mr Motivator joins Arnie for last-chance PPI campaign
With just over two months to go until the PPI complaints deadline, the financial regulator has enlisted '90s icon Mr Motivator to join Arnold Schwarzenegger's animatronic head in urging consumers to make a claim
17 June 2019
'Buy now, pay later' firms banned from backdating interest on money you've already repaid
Firms which offer 'buy now, pay later' deals won't be able to charge backdated interest on money that's already been repaid, under new rules the financial regulator says will come into effect from November
12 June 2019
Martin: 'After 10 years there's finally an end to unfair bank charges'
Fixed daily overdraft fees will be banned and replaced with a single interest rate next April, the financial regulator has announced
7 June 2019
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
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