Financial Conduct Authority

The Financial Conduct Authority, better known as the FCA, is a financial regulatory body in the United Kingdom, but operates independently of the UK Government, and is financed by charging fees to members of the financial services industry.



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Articles Featuring Financial Conduct Authority

FCA warns on no-deal Brexit

13th September 2019 | Daniel Lanyon

Open Banking – predictably unpredictable disruption?

19th August 2019 | Francesco Simoneschi

Tiller signs platform deal with Point Group

15th August 2019 | Roger Baird

Robinhood given green light by UK regulator

8th August 2019 | Oliver Smith

Tisa draws up P2P health check for investors

2nd August 2019 | Roger Baird

FCA will not regulate bitcoin

1st August 2019 | Roger Baird

Lessons from Lendy

25th July 2019 | Rupert Taylor

City regulator jeered by scandal victims

18th July 2019 | Roger Baird

SMEs keeping the global economy turning

3rd June 2019 | Stéphane Blanchoz

Revolut tops customer complaints to ombudsman

29th May 2019 | Roger Baird

Growth Street tops 2,500 investors

28th May 2019 | Roger Baird

Financial innovation Goes Green

2nd May 2019 | Daniel Tammas-Hastings

Sancus launches new digital lending platform

30th April 2019 | Daniel Lanyon

Why restricting P2P lending is not the answer

17th April 2019 | Frazer Fearnhead

The Challenger: Dozens’ Aritra Chakravarty

10th April 2019 | Oliver Smith

Q&A: What is a mini-bond?

2nd April 2019 | Roger Baird

Fintechs dominate Future Fifty start-up stars

27th March 2019 | Roger Baird

SMCR Checklist: The Countdown Begins

25th March 2019 | Jonathan Segal

The Challenger: Freetrade’s Adam Dodds

14th March 2019 | Oliver Smith

Zopa shakes up board ahead of bank launch

14th February 2019 | Roger Baird

Sancus business lending tops £1bn

6th February 2019 | Roger Baird

Loanpad kicks off UK’s first hybrid P2P platform

31st January 2019 | Roger Baird

Glenhawk targets £100m of lending in 2019

31st January 2019 | Roger Baird

A year in fintech & alternative finance: part 2

14th January 2019 | Roger Baird

AltFi’s most-read stories from 2018

7th January 2019 | Roger Baird

Brismo onboards P2PFA member CrowdProperty

10th December 2018 | George Geddes

Moneyfarm snaps up German robo adviser

22nd November 2018 | Daniel Lanyon

P2P sector responds to bank lobbying revelations

7th November 2018 | Ryan Weeks

P2P lender Landbay joins analytics platform

10th October 2018 | Ryan Weeks

New planning app launches with big-name backers

5th October 2018 | Ryan Weeks

AltFi on the London Fintech Podcast

1st October 2018 | AltFi

Treasury Committee call for crypto regulations

20th September 2018 | George Geddes

Globacap issues blockchain equity tokens

7th September 2018 | George Geddes

Exclusive: Fintech lender wins FSCS coverage

24th August 2018 | Ryan Weeks

New PISP authorised under Open Banking rules

13th August 2018 | Ryan Weeks

Take two: “To peer, or not to peer?”

10th August 2018 | Tim Nicolle

Piecing together HSBC’s Open Banking puzzle

18th July 2018 | Ryan Weeks

Metro Bank opens developer portal

13th July 2018 | Ryan Weeks

Lending Works scoops £2.8m fundraise

12th July 2018 | Ryan Weeks

Lendy receives full FCA authorisation

11th July 2018 | Daniel Lanyon

Investors flock to RateSetter’s ISA

15th June 2018 | Ryan Weeks

Thincats hires new head of credit

1st June 2018 | Daniel Lanyon

FCA highlights robo-advisors’ flaws

22nd May 2018 | Daniel Lanyon

Creating an alternative finance platorm: A quick guide

24th April 2018 | Daniel Tammas-Hastings

Lending Works passes £100m lending milestone

18th April 2018 | Emily Nicolle

P2P lender ArchOver launches new product

17th April 2018 | Ryan Weeks

The emergence of passive alternatives

9th April 2018 | Daniel Tammas-Hastings

FCA confirms EU passporting rules until end of 2020

29th March 2018 | Emily Nicolle

Starling Bank launches business accounts

29th March 2018 | Emily Nicolle

LendingCrowd raises £2m, eyes series A

28th March 2018 | Ryan Weeks

Tide CEO to step down

22nd March 2018 | Emily Nicolle

Tales of failed peer-to-peer lenders

2nd March 2018 | Ryan Weeks

FCA authorises fintech comparison app

1st March 2018 | Ryan Weeks

CrowdProperty announces IFISA launch date

16th February 2018 | Emily Nicolle

Starling Bank breathes life into marketplace

13th February 2018 | Ryan Weeks

How the Innovative Finance ISA can take off

12th February 2018 | Andy Davis

Risks and rewards for P2P platforms to scale up their operations via the IFISA

9th February 2018 | Jonathan Rogers & Peter Wilson

P2PFA reveals new chair

8th February 2018 | Emily Nicolle

ISA Innovation: What do investors think?

7th February 2018 | Karteek Patel

Sancus Finance hits £200m funding milestone

29th January 2018 | Emily Nicolle

Seven key facts about PSD2 that you may not know

24th January 2018 | Myles Stephenson

Oval Money surpasses its £500k crowdfunding target

22nd January 2018 | Emily Nicolle

Debt tracker Emma integrates with Monzo

22nd January 2018 | Emily Nicolle

Open Banking - a lifeline for high street retail

19th January 2018 | Michael Rolph

Moneybox and Flux gain FCA authorisation

18th January 2018 | Emily Nicolle

Debt tracker app Emma receives FCA approval

15th January 2018 | Emily Nicolle

Monzo launches its interim API, announces 2018 goals

12th January 2018 | Emily Nicolle

The House Crowd granted full authorisation

8th January 2018 | Ryan Weeks

Funding Circle rumoured to be eyeing IPO

2nd January 2018 | Ryan Weeks

2017: The year of digital banking. What's next?

28th December 2017 | Emily Nicolle

What to watch out for in online lending in 2018

25th December 2017 | Ryan Weeks

Assetz Capital launches GBBA Series 2

20th December 2017 | Emily Nicolle

Assetz Capital launches IFISA wrapper

19th December 2017 | Ryan Weeks

Nuvo launches chatbot robo advisor

11th December 2017 | Emily Nicolle

P2PFA announces update to operating principles

8th December 2017 | Ryan Weeks

Nationwide is developing a robo-advice platform

6th December 2017 | Daniel Lanyon

Peer-to-peer lender publishes loanbook

5th December 2017 | Ryan Weeks

RateSetter launches countdown for 2018 IFISA

1st December 2017 | Emily Nicolle

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

16th November 2017 | Mike Baliman

P2P firm Assetz continues profitability

31st October 2017 | Ryan Weeks

FCA chief updates on fintech and Brexit

19th October 2017 | Daniel Lanyon

Brexit, the financial crisis and deja vu

11th October 2017 | Pietro Nicholls

Are you ready for GDPR?

5th October 2017 | Jonathan Segal

Brits like getting into debt, but don’t get it

28th September 2017 | Ryan Weeks

‘Robo-adviser’ added to Oxford dictionary

26th September 2017 | Moriah Costa

Hogan Lovells launches FCA authorisation tool

19th September 2017 | Moriah Costa

Robo-adviser Fundment launches personal pension plans

18th September 2017 | Moriah Costa

Peer-to-peer lender JustUs gains full authorisation

12th September 2017 | Ryan Weeks

CEO resigns from branch-based P2P firm

7th September 2017 | Ryan Weeks

Secured P2P lender Assetz Capital gets authorised

5th September 2017 | Ryan Weeks

Meet the co-pilot of your investing portfolio

21st August 2017 | Moriah Costa

Cronies, FCA paper pile and Moneyfarm

7th August 2017 | David Tuckwell

FCA gives firms latest guidance on advice

2nd August 2017 | Moriah Costa

Why tech SMEs should go alternative

17th July 2017 | Angus Dent

FundingKnight gets FCA authorisation

16th July 2017 | Moriah Costa

FCA: Pension investors need robo-advice

13th July 2017 | Moriah Costa

Social P2P lender rolls out IFISA offering

29th June 2017 | Ryan Weeks

P2P lender lands Cowes Week sponsorship deal

8th June 2017 | Daniel Lanyon

HSBC targets millennials in robo advice roll out

1st June 2017 | Daniel Lanyon

ASIC pledges to work with regtech

26th May 2017 | David Tuckwell

P2P property lender Relendex launches IFISA

24th May 2017 | Moriah Costa

Indonesia and Australia deepen fintech ties

9th May 2017 | David Tuckwell

Octopus-backed robo advisor Moola goes live

3rd May 2017 | Daniel Lanyon

Flender is granted its P2P credit license

2nd May 2017 | Lisa Walls-Hester

Relendex gains full FCA authorisation

28th March 2017 | Ryan Weeks

Proplend approved to offer Innovative Finance ISA

23rd March 2017 | Moriah Costa

Money&Co. launches Innovative Finance ISA

9th March 2017 | Moriah Costa

ClearBank launches, and says its making UK banking history

28th February 2017 | Lisa Walls-Hester

Australian comparison firm eyes UK robo advice

23rd February 2017 | Moriah Costa

Another new peer-to-peer lender gets authorised

16th February 2017 | Ryan Weeks

Robo advisor Moola poaches CIO from BlackRock

16th February 2017 | Moriah Costa

Nava Finance gets regulatory approval from FCA

10th February 2017 | Daniel Lanyon

P2P lender LendingCrowd launches IFISA

9th February 2017 | Daniel Lanyon

Lending Works launches new innovative finance ISA

8th February 2017 | Lisa Walls-Hester

Equity Crowdfunding – where next?

30th January 2017 | Charles Owen

We Live in Talent Times

19th January 2017 | Niels Turfboer

FinTech: UK vs Australia

17th January 2017 | Matthew Parker

Octopus fully authorised as peer-to-peer lender

9th January 2017 | Ryan Weeks

Alternative finance’s 2016 in review

30th December 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Brexit Chaos: Not Just Banks Are Affected

16th December 2016 | Tobias Schreyer

Moola gets FCA approval and partners with BlackRock

13th December 2016 | Lisa Walls-Hester

Regulator plans new crowdfunding rules for 2017

9th December 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Folk2Folk gets full authorisation

7th December 2016 | Ryan Weeks

LandLordInvest receives full authorisation

6th December 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Zopa to launch next generation bank

16th November 2016 | Ryan Weeks

"Where Are They Now" report on crowdfunding released

8th November 2016 | Rupert Taylor

Abundance launches first green energy IFISA

3rd November 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Tantalising IFISA demand for Crowdstacker

21st October 2016 | Ryan Weeks

All change at Proplend

6th October 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Growth Street launches B2B investment offering

21st September 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Zopa partners with Pariti, offers loans to users

7th September 2016 | Ryan Weeks

TISA launches new P2P Forum

2nd August 2016 | Ryan Weeks

New platform offers repayment “guarantee”

29th July 2016 | Ryan Weeks

An open letter to Andrew Bailey, CEO of the FCA

26th July 2016 | Christine Farnish

New FCA boss “pretty worried” about P2P

21st July 2016 | Ryan Weeks

RateSetter Increases Loss Expectations by 24.4%

21st July 2016 | Sam Griffiths

Can it really be “business as usual”?

19th July 2016 | Ryan Weeks

The Different Business Models of Crowdfunding

8th July 2016 | Lisa Walls-Hester

Lending Works raises £3m

7th July 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Disruptive Peer-to-Peer lending platform JustUs is born

30th June 2016 | Lisa Walls-Hester

Platform Preview - Seedrs

24th June 2016 | Lisa Walls-Hester

5 key considerations post Brexit

24th June 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Brexit and the UK P2P Lending Markets

23rd June 2016 | Marcus Williamson

UK Origination Volumes - The Slowdown Continues

6th June 2016 | Sam Griffiths

Bond Mason Review

20th May 2016 | Iain Niblock

How Sophisticated Are You?

12th May 2016 | Lisa Walls-Hester

In defence of marketplace lending in the UK

11th May 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Assetz Launches 30-day Access Account

9th May 2016 | Guglielmo de Stefano

First Stock Market Firm to Turn to P2P

29th April 2016 | Guglielmo de Stefano

Trillion Turns Customers Into Investors

22nd April 2016 | Guglielmo de Stefano

Lending Works Sees Strong IFISA Demand

21st April 2016 | Ryan Weeks

“Pro-to-Pro” Real Estate Platform Launches

20th April 2016 | Ryan Weeks

RateSetter Appoints Target Group

20th April 2016 | Ryan Weeks

The Seedrs Way

19th April 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Alipay to Stop Services for PPDai

19th April 2016 | Guglielmo de Stefano

FSCS to encompass peer-to-peer lending?

15th April 2016 | Ryan Weeks

A solar bond with a difference

15th April 2016 | David Stevenson

IFISA Goes Live

6th April 2016 | Guglielmo de Stefano

“Big three” to miss IFISA launch

31st March 2016 | Ryan Weeks

SME lending association in the works?

23rd March 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Multi-Platform IFISA Made Possible

17th March 2016 | Ryan Weeks

UK Fintech for Brexit?

9th March 2016 | Ian Anderson

“APR4SMEs” Gaining Traction?

3rd March 2016 | Ryan Weeks

The First ‘Bank’ to Crowdfund

15th February 2016 | Sam Griffiths

LAFDI market report - LAFDI remains under pressure

12th February 2016 | Rupert Taylor

RateSetter Posts Details on IFISA Offering

8th February 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Proposed Innovative Finance ISA must adapt or perish

28th January 2016 | Jake Wombwell-Povey

SyndicateRoom Ties Up With Gust

27th January 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Investly Dips Toes Into UK Invoice Finance Space

27th January 2016 | Guglielmo de Stefano

A death knell for credit bureaus?

18th January 2016 | Ryan Weeks

What to watch out for in 2016

4th January 2016 | Ryan Weeks

China’s Weijinsuo pulls off US$46m Series A Fundraise

4th January 2016 | Guglielmo de Stefano

P2P Asset Manager BondMason Launches

4th January 2016 | Guglielmo de Stefano

Confusion Over IFISA Eligibility

18th December 2015 | Ryan Weeks

How Regulation Becomes the Disease not the Cure

18th December 2015 | Mike Baliman

IFAs and AltFi Platforms Worlds Apart

11th December 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Education, Education, Education

10th December 2015 | Sam Hodges

The missing ingredient in equity crowdfunding

2nd December 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Growth Street Adds £5m in Firepower

24th November 2015 | Ryan Weeks

FSCS vs Platform Contingency Funds

23rd November 2015 | Sam Hodges

The Real Data on Equity Crowdfunding Performance

19th November 2015 | Ryan Weeks

FCA Revisits IFISAs

13th November 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Deadline Day

30th October 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Peer-to-Peer Lender Winds Down Retail Offering

29th October 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Investing Made Easy Thanks to New App

30th September 2015 | Sam Hodges

What does the future hold for Peer to Peer Lending?

25th September 2015 | Jay Tikam

New Platform Targets UK Students

20th August 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Real Estate Platform Switches Codes

17th August 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Authorisation Applicants Abound

10th August 2015 | Ryan Weeks

The “Innovative Finance ISA” Arrives

8th July 2015 | Ryan Weeks

A Fresh Take on UK Consumer Lending

9th June 2015 | Ryan Weeks

A Novice Investor’s Guide to Crowdfunding

5th June 2015 | Ryan Weeks

New Combatant in the Buy-to-Let Space

21st May 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Zopa Clone Stamped Out

18th May 2015 | Ryan Weeks

An Update on the Brewdog Campaign

7th May 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Equity for Punks: Round 4

7th May 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Crowdfunding Research Company Launched

7th May 2015 | Georgina McCreadie

An Update on the Brewdog Campaign

29th April 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Equity for Punks: Round 4

24th April 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Emerging Market Investments for the Crowd

23rd April 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Ireland’s Sovereign Fund to Invest in P2P lending?

22nd April 2015 | Georgina McCreadie

Are European P2P Volumes about to take off?

10th April 2015 | Sam Griffiths

Are European P2P Volumes about to take off?

10th April 2015 | Sam Griffiths

Crowdfunding Research Company Launched

26th March 2015 | Georgina McCreadie

RateSetter Makes Shrewd Appointment

10th March 2015 | Ryan Weeks

The AltFi Frontline: P2P Permissions Explained…

26th February 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Deja-Vu All Over Again

18th February 2015 | Mike Baliman

FCA Publishes Sweeping Regulatory Review

4th February 2015 | Ryan Weeks

A New Mover in the Property Crowdfunding Space

20th January 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Cries for Regulation from Ireland’s P2P Sector

19th January 2015 | Ryan Weeks

The First Flickers of Market Consolidation?

12th December 2014 | Ryan Weeks

The Big Four Stretch their Stride

10th December 2014 | Sam Griffiths

Landbay Ready to Climb P2P Ladder

4th December 2014 | Ryan Weeks

Zopa Enhances Public Purchasing Power

2nd December 2014 | Ryan Weeks

An Update from Ireland

10th November 2014 | AltFi

FCA Takes Steps to Foster Innovation

29th October 2014 | AltFi

RBS Poised to Enter P2P Space

20th October 2014 | AltFi

P2PFA Opens Gates to New Platform

2nd October 2014 | AltFi

Campaign of the Week: Hubbub

22nd August 2014 | AltFi

P2P Platform Suspends Trading

13th August 2014 | AltFi

FCA to Crack Down on Social Media Usage

7th August 2014 | AltFi

Trustbuddy to Open up to UK Borrowers

4th August 2014 | AltFi

Consumers Unmoved by Regulation?

17th July 2014 | AltFi

What’s in a name?

2nd July 2014 | Alex Gowar

Trillion Fund Kicks Off P2P Platform

27th June 2014 | AltFi

Rebirth for Italian P2P Lender

24th June 2014 | AltFi

The AltFi Frontline: Unheralded Developments

23rd June 2014 | Ryan Weeks

The Small Town P2P Pioneers

2nd June 2014 | AltFi

The Liberum AltFi Index: Growth Rates Rebound

2nd June 2014 | Sam Griffiths

The AltFi Frontline: The Reflective Phase

28th May 2014 | Ryan Weeks

P2P Growth Rockets Upwards in UK

22nd April 2014 | AltFi

RateSetter Pull Saver Protection Stunt

16th April 2014 | AltFi

A New Entrant in the P2B Sector

4th April 2014 | AltFi

FCA D-Day looms into view

31st March 2014 | David Stevenson

Huge Moment for P2P Sector

19th March 2014 | AltFi

P2PFA Welcomes Regulatory Approach

14th March 2014 | AltFi

Lending Market Still Uncompetitive

3rd March 2014 | AltFi

P2P Lender Makes High-Power Appointment

28th February 2014 | AltFi

Zopa's Giles Andrews: No Frills Finance Takes Off!

18th February 2014 | Giles Andrews

AltFi Summit 2014 Sponsors’ Breakfast Interviews

10th February 2014 | Ryan Weeks

The AltFi Frontline: The Next Big Things

21st January 2014 | Ryan Weeks

RebuildingSociety Consider Contingency Fund

22nd November 2013 | AltFi

Media darling for how much longer?

14th October 2013 | AltFi

The Regulatory new age approaches!

3rd October 2013 | AltFi

FCA review – the impact on P2P lenders?

3rd October 2013 | David Stevenson

Contrarian: Regulating alternative finance

4th September 2013 | AltFi