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The Financial Conduct Authority is the conduct regulator for nearly 60,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK and the prudential supervisor for 49,000 firms, setting specific standards for 19,000 firms.

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October 3 2023

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September 29 2023

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September 25 2023

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September 12 2023

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September 5 2023

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August 10 2023

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August 9 2023

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November 21 2022

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September 28 2022

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August 17 2022

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July 8 2022

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July 5 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed six directors as it expands its headcount to […]

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June 22 2022

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FCA to strengthen protection of access to banking services

June 14 2022

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May 19 2022

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November 12 2021

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November 5 2021

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FCA sets out plan to tackle investment harm

September 15 2021

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July 7 2021

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EML’s Sentenial Acquisition Receives Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Approval

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FCA Research Reveals Increase in Cryptoasset Ownership

June 17 2021

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May 18 2021

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has sent 4,430 of its employees on compulsory cyber and […]

FCA Proposes Stronger Protection for Consumers in Financial Markets

May 14 2021

The FCA has today set out plans for a new Consumer Duty, which will set […]

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March 31 2021

Crypto firms in the UK must submit annual financial crime reports to the FCA. Following […]

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March 31 2021

Around 60,000 FCA-regulated firms in the UK will need to be SMCR compliant this week, […]

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