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UK Government proposes tougher regime for approval of financial promotions

UK Government proposes tougher regime for approval of financial promotions

On 20th July 2020, HM Treasury (HMT) launched a consultation on a ‘regulatory gateway’ for authorised persons approving the financial promotions of un ...

FCA guidance for firms outsourcing to the ‘cloud’ and other third-party it services - an update

FCA guidance for firms outsourcing to the ‘cloud’ and other third-party it services - an update

The FCA has decided not to undertake a full market study on insurers' use of big data. The statement was made in the recently published Feedback State ...

FCA guidance for firms outsourcing to the ‘cloud’ and other third-party it services

FCA guidance for firms outsourcing to the ‘cloud’ and other third-party it services

In July the FCA produced its final guidance, following on from its draft guidance published last November (GC 15/6) (the "Guidance").  

FCA launches advice unit as part of project innovate

FCA launches advice unit as part of project innovate

The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") has recently launched its Advice Unit, part of Project Innovate.

FCA sends 'Dear CEO' letter summarising the findings of its thematic review of principals and their appointed representatives in the general insurance sector (TR16/6)

FCA sends 'Dear CEO' letter summarising the findings of its thematic review of principals and their appointed representatives in the general insurance sector (TR16/6)

We have considered the FCA's thematic review and the Dear CEO letter and set out a list of our thoughts and some practical steps that you should be co ...

FCA areas of focus 2016/17

FCA areas of focus 2016/17

The beginning of the month saw the publication of the FCA's 2016/2017 Business Plan. This sets out the FCA's work programme and priorities for the co ...

FCA: New rules for add-ons

FCA: New rules for add-ons

In March the FCA published its consultation on new rules for add-ons.  This follows the FCA's General Insurance Add-Ons Market Study which found that ...