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The Financial Conduct Authority is to speed up the removal of regulated activities from firms failing to use their permissions.

The Financial Conduct Authority has banned five directors of financial advice firms from working in financial services and fined them over £1m.

FCA CEO Nikhil Rathi has defended the pay packages of staff - some of whom went on strike this week - as “possibly the best package” among UK regulators.

A fifth (19%) of financial advisers admit they have not heard of the FCA’s new Consumer Duty and have not considered changes they may need to make.

The FCA has relaunched its pension transfer ‘advice checker’ tool for consumers to help them assess whether they have received unsuitable advice.

The FCA plans to publish performance metrics for itself and the sector for the first time as it raises its annual funding requirement by 4.3%, according to the regulator’s new three year business plan.

The FCA has made significant changes to the rules on Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) in one of its first major moves away from EU regulation.

SIPP provider Heritage Pensions Limited has gone into liquidation this week after a string of upheld claims against the firm.

The regulated financial market failed to protect the British Steel Pension Scheme members, according to a damning report from the National Audit Office (NAO) into the wave of bad advice given to BSPS members.

The FCA is to consult on allowing fund managers to ring-fence or 'side pocket' sanctioned Russian investments so the funds could continue to trade.

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