Tag: FCA

Don’t fall for crypto FOMO, warns FCA head

The head of the UK financial services regulator has issued a stark warning about the risks facing retail investors in cryptocurrency, saying that social media channels are amplifying the danger. […]

FCA sees surge of cryptoasset applications

Just three UK-based cryptoasset firms have been registered by the UK financial markets regulator in time for its own January 10 deadline, amidst signs the regulator is struggling to process […]

UK regulator follows up anti-crypto threat

A year after it threatened to ban the sale to retail clients of contracts based on bitcoin and other cryptoassets, the UK’s financial markets regulator has put its words into […]

How safe is e-money?

Earlier this month, the governor of the Bank of England made it clear that customers of electronic money (e-money) firms are less protected against a corporate collapse than customers of […]

FCA ends light-touch e-money regulation

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has signalled an end to the light-touch regulation of payment and electronic money (e-money) firms, which have been at the forefront of the UK’s […]

FCA reverses Wirecard UK freeze

The UK financial services regulator has reversed its Friday decision to suspend the activities of Wirecard Card Solutions Limited, an action which precipitated the freezing of up to 60 prepaid […]

Trade body warns of lasting fintech damage

In an open letter to the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s Emerging Payments Association has warned of lasting damage to the UK’s financial technology sector as a result […]