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SMCR for Insurance Firms Key Questions Answered

Now that the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) has been extended, how does it affect insurance firms? We have the answers to 17 frequen...

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10 Ways to Prevent Insider Trading

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has voiced concerns about insider trading given the rise in traders working from home. We have a few tips to hel...

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SMCR for Solo-Regulated Firms Key Questions Answered

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

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Highest FCA Fines of 2020

So far 2020 has been less of a bumper year for FCA fines than 2019 (after a record £392 million last year). We've analysed the largest fines in terms ...

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How to Prevent SM&CR Training Damaging Staff Motivation

For many firms SM&CR created a step change in personal accountability, causing a potential headache - especially when dealing with those who've never ...

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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 £392 million in fines in 2019. The two largest fines in 2019 were larger than the 2018 total. We've analysed the largest fines...

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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

It's become more important than ever for firms to appreciate the spirit of SM&CR. This is an opportunity for your firm build a culture of accountabili...

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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

This month's roundup includes fines for destroying documents & money laundering, poor-practice in claims management Ads, phased Strong Customer Authen...

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SM&CR Breakfast Briefing

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

This month's roundup includes fines for Standard Life & Cathay, KPMG dismissal, Nationwide overdraft refunds, FCA defined benefit transfer protections...

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FCA Compliance News - July 2019

This month's roundup of Financial Services news includes fines for BOS, HSBC historical debt collection, UBS insider dealing, rocketing FCA penalties ...

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SM&CR Duty of Responsibility - What Senior Managers 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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