Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is a financial regulatory body in the United Kingdom, but operates independently of the United Kingdom government, and is financed by charging fees to members of the financial services industry. Want to stay updated with the latest news and events from FCA? Read all the latest news and press releases below.

Scam Alert: FCA warns against binary broker RBS Bourse

Scam Alert: FCA warns against binary broker RBS Bourse

Last month the French financial markets watchdog, the AMF, had added binary options broker RBS Bourse to its “Black List” of unauthorized binary options firms. At look at this entity’s website reveals that although it claims to be based in London its main working language is French and it appears to be focusing on targeting French speaking ...

UK’s FCA uncovers problems in CFD client onboarding

UK’s FCA uncovers problems in CFD client onboarding

After a conducting a review in a sampled of ten firms that offer CFD products to clients on a non-advised basis in the UK, which covered both smaller and larger firms in the sector, with the purpose of assessing whether the followed client take-on procedures were in accordance with the relevant regulatory rules and regulations, the UK’s watchdog, the ...

FCA records sharp rise in unauthorised trading and brokerage firms

FCA records sharp rise in unauthorised trading and brokerage firms

Britain’s FCA is one of the most prominent, active and strict financial markets regulators, which is particularly vocal when it comes to hunting down scammers and protecting the investing public. It is not surprising therefore that it has felt the need to alert the public once again on the issue of Unauthorised Forex (FX) trading and brokerage firms, since at ...

FCA warns against Binary Options Broker CTOption

FCA warns against Binary Options Broker CTOption

Through a warning to the public issued on 1st November 2016, the UK’s financial regulatory body, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), informs all investors of its belief that a UK-based company trading under the name CTOption has been providing financial services or products without regulatory permission, especially since firms and individuals offering, ...

FCA says FX firm KSFTrade is unlicensed

FCA says FX firm KSFTrade is unlicensed

Britain’s financial markets regulator, namely the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which is one of the strictest regulators around and on a permanent campaign to protect investors from unscrupulous brokers, has recently issued a warning with regard to an unlicensed retail FX brokerage which operates under the name of KSFTrade, through which it informs ...

FCA proceeds with even more warnings

FCA proceeds with even more warnings

The UK’s regulator the FCA is well known for its tight and firm regulation over the financial market and in particular the firms wishing to operate in its jurisdiction as well as for its commitment to protecting the rights of investors. Within this framework it offers issues warnings against firms, either because they are not authorized to offer their ...

FCA Warning Against B2S Forex

FCA Warning Against B2S Forex

The Financial Conduct Authority, FCA, which is the UK’s financial markets regulator continues its effort to crack down on crooks, fraudsters and unregulated, unauthorized firms which try to bring clients onboard under false pretenses. What is interesting in the new case highlighted by the latest warning issued by the FCA is the fact that the culprit does not ...

Two more firms warned against by FCA

Two more firms warned against by FCA

Continuing its attempts to raise the awareness of the investing public and help them protect themselves, the UK’s financial markets’ watchdog, the FCA, has issued two warnings against two separate firms, which are not authorized by the appropriate authorities to provide financial services or products in the UK without our authorization, but which are ...

Changes to come in the Regulation of Binary Options in the UK

Changes to come in the Regulation of Binary Options in the UK

The regulatory framework of binary options presents significant differences and variations amongst different jurisdictions, even between countries belonging to the EU. One such example is the UK where, as things stand today, binary options are considered as coming under the scope of the 2005 Gambling Act, and thus come under the jurisdiction of the Gambling, ...

FCA issues warning Against Yet Another Clone Company DuPont Financial

FCA issues warning Against Yet Another Clone Company DuPont Financial

The cloning of legitimate financial institutions in an attempt to deceive the less experienced would be investors and rip them off, continues to plague the financial services industry and with fraudsters becoming increasingly resourceful in order to make their fakeness less visible and more believable, means that financial watchdogs worldwide need to be extra ...

FCA issues warning on GE Shaw Management Group

FCA issues warning on GE Shaw Management Group

The Financial Conduct Authority, which is the body regulating the financial services market in the UK and its participants, has issued a warning to draw the attention of the investing public to a specific firm for which evidence exists that it has been providing financial services or products in the UK without the proper authorization by the competent ...