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  • 5corpio
    started a blog post FCA boss: 'No such thing as free banking'

    FCA boss: 'No such thing as free banking'

    Up to half of the profits made by big banks from current accounts come from just one in 10 customers, according to the industry regulator. Customers with overdrafts, which are more profitable than other types of credit, are particularly lucrative. A report by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said...
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  • FCA sets out plans for regulation of claims management companies

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published draft rules outlining how it will regulate claims management companies (CMCs) when regulation passes to the FCA on 1 April 2019.
    Following a review of CMC regulation commissioned in 2015, the Government announced that the FCA would take...
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  • 5corpio
    started a blog post British banks ordered to help people pay off credit card debts

    British banks ordered to help people pay off credit card debts

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Financial Conduct Authority ordered banks on Tuesday to take steps to help people with persistent credit card debt to keep up with repayments. The FCA's new rules will, however, will still allow banks to ultimately suspend a credit card if a customer fails to make any progress...
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  • Provident Financial to repay 170m to customers in new mis-selling scandal

    Doorstep lender Provident Financial has been fined 2m and will pay more than 170m in compensation after another mis-selling breach. Thousands of customers were sold an add-on product on its Vanquis credit card which actually put people further into debt rather than help them manage their repayments...
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  • 5corpio
    started a blog post Provident Financial's Moneybarn car loan unit faces FCA probe

    Provident Financial's Moneybarn car loan unit faces FCA probe

    Shares in the troubled sub-prime lender Provident Financial have fallen by up to 18%, after the firm revealed that its car finance division is being investigated by the regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to examine the way that Moneybarn assesses car-buyers for loans. Provident Financial's...
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  • 5corpio
    started a blog post Credit card limits 'need control'

    Credit card limits 'need control'

    More than a million credit card users who are struggling financially have had their credit limits increased without asking, a charity has said. Such borrowing could make their financial problems worse, so Citizens Advice is calling for a ban on unsolicited increases in credit card limits.It wants Chancellor...
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  • Debt management directors funded luxurious lifestyle with client money

    Former debt management directors have been banned by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for dishonestly misappropriating client money. The watchdog last month published details of how the directors of First Step Finance, a company now dissolved, left 4,000 of their customers with combined losses...
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  • 5corpio
    started a blog post BrightHouse rent-to-own firm pays 14.8m in redress

    BrightHouse rent-to-own firm pays 14.8m in redress

    Rent-to-own retailer BrightHouse has been told to pay 14.8m to 249,000 customers by the financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). BrightHouse will compensate customers who had cancelled agreements after one downpayment but had not been refunded. It will also make payments to those...
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  • 5corpio
    started a blog post Equifax to be investigated by FCA over data breach

    Equifax to be investigated by FCA over data breach

    Credit rating firm Equifax is being investigated by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) over a large data loss. The FCA released a short statement announcing the investigation but did not provide further details. Equifax said it welcomed the opportunity to "learn the lessons from this criminal...
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  • 5corpio
    started a blog post FCA warns of enforcement action over complaints policies

    FCA warns of enforcement action over complaints policies

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned enforcement action will be taken against consumer credit firms who are seriously failing to comply with its complaints policy. In a Dear CEO letter published by the watchdog last week (September 13), it was revealed the FCA has carried out complaints...
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  • New payday loan regulations come into force

    New payday loan regulations come into force

    This is a duplicate of the Blog Entry made on: 31st May 2017 09:32
    New payday loan regulations come into force on Friday, requiring all online lenders to advertise on at least one price comparison website.

    The new rules are
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  • FCA takes first criminal action against lender

    FCA takes first criminal action against lender

    This is a duplicate of the Blog Entry made on: 19th January 2017 09:09

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has taken its first criminal action against an individual acting as an unlicensed consumer credit lender.
    Dharam Gopee
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  • creditcritter
    started a topic Pra Group

    Pra Group

    requested a cca from Pra group long story , in January I recieved a small box application agreement standard Mbna Abbey card type pretty unreadable with some terms on the back , some application details attached pretty basic print out attached , they said in the letter I would here no more from them...
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  • LeeC
    started a topic Ferratum - claiming back interest charges

    Ferratum - claiming back interest charges

    Hello all

    has anyone had any dealings with Ferratum?

    i like many people have gotten into the cycle of taking multiple payday loans out to pay another back and to make ends meet ending up in a debt spiral so im amazed that this company state on their website FAQs "...
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  • AAD News Feed
    started a topic FCA Launched New Website

    FCA Launched New Website

    FCA Launched New Website

    This is a duplicate of the Blog Entry made on: 20th June 2016 18:51
    have launched the first phase of our new website, after a year of planning and research with our many audiences. The site is complete except for the News and Publications sections, which
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