Are you up to date? All regulated firms are being reminded by the FCA that they need to check their list of registered users of Connect.
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.
FCA Fines on Regulated Firms and Individuals
A fine is one of the most visible penalties that the FCA can impose. As a reminder of how serious enforcement action can be, this article looks at the penalties issued by the regulator over recent years.
The Fifth and Sixth Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directives
Terence Clark looks at the changes proposed by the fifth and sixth Anti-Money Laundering Directives.
FCA Issues Consultation Paper on SM&CR
The FCA has issued further consultation on SM&CR and is requesting comments on Consultation Paper 19/4: ‘Optimising the Senior Managers & Certification Regime and feedback to DP16/4 – Overall responsibility and the legal function’ by 23 April 2019.
Multiple Trading Names and Consumer Confusion
Having multiple trading names can be confusing for consumers. It could mean your firm is not fulfilling the FCA’s requirement of being clear, fair and not misleading.
CMA No Claims Bonus Returns
The annual return to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is due on the 1st February for all firms that transact private motor business.
Sexual Harassment and SM&CR – the FCA has its say
A recent BBC Three documentary has raised important questions about what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace. With SM&CR aiming to improve conduct at all levels, Kate Foreman explains why sexual harassment in the financial services sector is an issue that cannot be ignored.
Client Money – Reminders and Tips
Handling client money is one of an insurance broker’s most important tasks – and the FCA will have little sympathy for any firm failing to follow client money rules. Peter Stokes provides a reminder on what you need to know.