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FCA strikes back against MP’s claims of ‘sleepwalking into a mis-selling scandal’

By: Eugene Costello | 19 Jan 2018

The UK regulator fought back hard this week against a suggestion by the chair of the Committee for Works and Pensions that it was was “grossly inadequate”…

FSCS: levy on UK financial, pensions advisers to rise again; SIPP claims cited

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Jan 2018

The UK’s Financial Services Compensation Scheme said today that it plans to increase the amount it levies on UK financial services businesses by 5%, even though the…

House of Lords rejects public beneficial ownership registers for six overseas territories

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Jan 2018

The UK’s House of Lords yesterday voted down a proposal that would have called for six overseas territories to implement a publicly-accessible register of beneficial ownership by…

Thailand unveils ‘Smart Visa’ to attract skilled expats

By: Helen Burggraf | 17 Jan 2018

At a time when a number of G20 countries have recently been tightening up on their visa programmes and other avenues used by foreigners seeking to work…

STM Group hearing called off as ‘workable solution’ arrived at

By: Helen Burggraf | 17 Jan 2018

STM Group, the AIM-listed, Gibraltar-based financial services group, said today that  “regulated entities” affiliated with it that had been due to appear in court in Gibraltar next…

EU set to remove eight jurisdictions from tax haven blacklist

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 Jan 2018

The European Union is expected to remove eight countries, including Panama, from a 17-country “tax haven blacklist” of jurisdictions it published in December, according to a Reuters…

Moody’s sees MiFID II driving consolidation

By: Jonathan Boyd | 16 Jan 2018

Consolidation of the European asset management industry is likely to accelerate because of the effects of MiFID II on the companies that operate within it, according to…

Work permit changes take effect in IoM

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 Jan 2018

A new set of regulations takes effect in the Isle of Man today which introduces a “register of exempt persons”, as the island moves to simplify and…

MPs take tough line with FCA over pension advisers and British Steel

By: Eugene Costello | 12 Jan 2018

The chair of the MPs’ Committee for Work and Pensions has slammed the UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as “grossly inadequate” over the British Steel…

Banking ‘giants’ reported ‘stepping up’ pre-Brexit Frankfurt hiring

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 Jan 2018

Such US banking giants as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley “are on a hiring drive in Frankfurt”, as the “race to establish new headquarters inside…

US Taxpayer Advocate publishes annual list of IRS’s shortcomings

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 Jan 2018

Nina Olson, the US National Taxpayer Advocate, released her Annual Report to Congress this week, and as usual, included mention of failings in the way the Internal…

BHS win for The Pensions Regulator against ‘unreliable’ Chappell

By: Eugene Costello | 12 Jan 2018

The collapse of BHS and consequent black hole in the pensions fund that caused Sir Philip Green such discomfort (and £363m in cash) drew blood from Dominic…

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