Barclays’ chairman Marcus Agius has resigned, admitting the rate-fixing scandal has unveiled ‘unacceptable standards of behaviour’. But it’s too little too late, and doesn’t fix the corruption at the heart of the system.
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Milo, the Which? watchdog, is the face of our campaign for a strong, open and proactive financial regulator. In this guest post, Justin Tomlinson explains why he was the first MP to adopt Milo and what he represents.
There’s a good chance that you’ve paid for financial advice at some point, either through product commission or as an upfront fee. So how can you be sure that the advice you’re receiving is 100% impartial?
‘It’s not you, it’s me’. ‘I’m looking for something new’. While these may be common break-up excuses, today’s break-up marks the start of something beautiful. Find out why I’ve fallen back in love.
We’ve invited Martin Wheatley, the CEO designate of the new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), to share his insight on the soon to be financial watchdog. He’s asked for the FCA to be judged on its results.
If you want to complain about a financial services provider, there’s a bewildering array of regulators and industry bodies to choose from. From the FSA to the FLA and OFT; it’s an absolute alphabet soup of acronyms.
It’s the day you’ve all been waiting for. No, not Valentine’s Day – the day we reveal which furry hopefuls have made the shortlist to be the face of our Watchdog not Lapdog campaign. Come and vote for your favourite…
It’s the New Year, and in the spirit of turning over a new leaf, the government is throwing out the old rule book to recast the way the banks are regulated. Great – but we want to make sure this watchdog works…
MPs and Lords released recommendations on what the new financial watchdog should be focusing on earlier this week, making for interesting reading. But will their suggestions be enough to ensure its success?
The FSA has proposed a raft of new mortgage market standards, designed to stop homebuyers overextending themselves. Will they be a bitter pill to swallow for buyers trying to get on the property ladder?
In perhaps the understatement of the year, the headlines about the FSA’s report into the failure of RBS said that it was caused by ‘multiple poor decisions’. So should bankers be held accountable when they fail?
Parliamentary procedure. Competitive financial services. The shipping forecast. Three very important things that are unlikely to get the pulse racing, but at least two are actually worth paying attention to.
Do you pay for your current account? If so, your bank’s probably convinced you it’s great value with endless ‘must-have’ benefits. Still, if you’re not using them, it’s likely you’re pouring money down the drain…
The way financial services are regulated is undergoing a radical overhaul. We talked to the Financial Services Authority about its plan for a new consumer-focused regulator (the FCA) and what it means for consumers.