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    How to Evidence your SM&CR Competence

    It's not rocket science to say that effective training and competence are critical to SM&CR compliance. But don't underestimate the scale of the chall...

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    The Biggest Financial Crime Fines

    Monetary fines are the most common punishment for financial crimes. They serve as a powerful tool for encouraging companies to apply best practices to...

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    Highest FCA Fines of 2019

    The FCA issued a record total of £392 million in fines in 2019. In fact, the two largest fines in 2019 were larger than the 2018 totals. We've analyse...

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    FCA Compliance News – December 2019

    This month's FS roundup includes Henderson fine, operational resilience, tax dodge CEO banned, CMA prompted refunds from HSBC/Santander and more...

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    Achieving SM&CR Compliance The Right Way

    Since the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) to FCA solo-regulated firms on 9th December 2019 it's become more importan...

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    FCA Compliance News – November 2019

    This month's FS roundup includes mortgage prisoners, discretionary finance commissions, good practice for AFMs, OFSI 2nd Annual Review, PRA focus for ...

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    FCA Compliance News – October 2019

    This month's FS round-up includes fines for Prudential & Tullett Prebon, travel insurers warned over high commissions, FCA review of unit-linked trust...

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    SM&CR – The People Dimension

    SM&CR is a real opportunity to establish healthy cultures, effective governance, and greater personal responsibility. Those firms that do will build a ...

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    FCA Compliance News – September 2019

    Our pick of the biggest compliance news in Financial Services this month: This month's roundup includes fines for destroying documents & money launder...

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    Skillcast Breakfast Briefing: SM&CR

    Skillcast hosted a special networking breakfast at The Gherkin in London on Tuesday 24th September to present tools for meeting SM&CR training, attest...

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    FCA Compliance News – August 2019

    Our pick of the biggest compliance news in Financial Services this month: This month's roundup includes fines for Standard Life & Cathay, KPMG dismiss...

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    17 FAQs Answered About SMCR for Solo-Regulated Firms

    The extension of the SM&CR to FCA solo-regulated firms will impact over 50,000 financial firms.

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    FCA Compliance News – July 2019

    Our pick of the biggest compliance news in Financial Services this month: This month's roundup includes fines for BOS, HSBC historical debt collection...

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    5 Steps FCA Solo-Regulated Firms Should Take to Prepare for SM&CR

    The extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) to FCA solo-regulated firms takes place on December 9 2019. With less than 5 mon...

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    SM&CR Duty of Responsibility - What You Need to Know

    The extension of Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) to all FSMA authorised firms introduces a new ‘Duty of Responsibility’ for Senior Ma...

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    FCA Compliance News – June 2019

    This blog aims to provide a roundup of some of the biggest regulatory compliance headlines in the financial service sector over the last month. Select...

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    FCA Compliance News - May 2019

    Here's a selection of news stories from the last month that touch upon the people dimension of regulatory compliance. Select the links or scroll down ...

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    FCA Compliance News - April 2019

    Here are the top news stories from financial services compliance over the past month, selected to highlight FCA action, the people dimension of compli...

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    FCA Compliance News - March 2019

    Here's a selection of news stories from financial services compliance over the last month. These illustrate important messages coming from the FCA but...

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    FCA Compliance News - February 2019

    This post aims to highlight items of news that touch upon the people dimension of regulatory compliance. For us, compliance is about people - their mo...

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