In 2018, there was a reported 24% increase in the number of whistleblowing complaints to the FCA - an increase which follows the introduction of SM&CR within the financial sector.
Financial Ombudsman Service Award Limits to Increase
The FCA has confirmed that the Financial Ombudsman Service’s award limit is to increase from April 2019.
FCA Confirms Proposals in the Event of a No-Deal Brexit
The FCA has confirmed its proposals in the event of a no-deal Brexit, publishing near final rules and guidance which will apply in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March 2019.
FCA Publish Report into Wholesale Insurance Brokers Market
The FCA has published its final report of the Wholesale Insurance Brokers market study.
CultureSprint: Psychological Safety in Financial Services
The FCA has introduced CultureSprint events to consider ‘psychological safety’ in the financial services sector. With SM&CR on the horizon, organisational culture is increasingly in the spotlight. The first event discussed ways in which a healthy culture, where employees can speak up and be listened to, is created and maintained.
FCA to host Brexit briefings for regulated firms
The FCA is to host Brexit briefings for regulated firms.
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Do you turn a blind eye to bad behaviour?
Can you honestly state that your firm has a purpose and a culture that sets an example within the financial services market? Under SM&CR, it will no longer be acceptable to sit back and say that you turned a blind eye to bad behaviour because of weak culture and governance.