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  • 07 Jan 2019 9:18 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A former financial advisor from Southport has been jailed for his involvement in a multi-million pound investment fraud

    https://www.ftadviser.com/your-industry/2019/01/02/financial-adviser-jailed-for-4-5m-investment-fraud/


  • 07 Jan 2019 9:16 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) dished out £60,467,212 in fines last year, falling from £229.5m in 2017.

    https://www.insuranceage.co.uk/broker/3774346/fca-fines-down-to-ps605m-in-2018

  • 07 Jan 2019 9:15 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    In this issue, the FCA details its findings on a review of the implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).

    https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/newsletters/market-watch-58.pdf



  • 07 Jan 2019 9:15 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Over a dozen firms in the cryptocurrency sector are under investigation by UK ’s financial regulator as the Financial Times reports 18 companies were being investigated over their involvement in selling cryptocurrencies.

    https://gooruf.com/uk/news/2018/12/31/uk-regulators-probe-18-crypto-firms-for-fraud-and-illegal-operations/



  • 07 Jan 2019 9:14 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Recent research by the Wall Street Journal revealed that hundreds of cryptocurrency offerings showed signs of fraudulent activity, improbable returns and plagiarism.

    https://cointelegraph.com/news/wsj-hundreds-of-crypto-projects-show-signs-of-plagiarism-fraud-and-improbable-returns



  • 10 Dec 2018 8:55 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A man has pleaded guilty to four charges brought against him by the Financial Conduct Authority for defrauding investors out of approximately £600,000.

    https://portfolio-adviser.com/man-pleads-guilty-to-600k-investment-fraud/

  • 10 Dec 2018 8:54 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Cryptocurrency articles proliferate the headlines these days, but more often than not, the subject matter deals with victims and the losses they have sustained at the hands of clever conmen.

    https://www.leaprate.com/experts/tom-cleveland/the-anatomy-of-an-initial-coin-offering-ico-fraud/



  • 10 Dec 2018 8:52 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA).

    http://news.cityoflondon.police.uk/r/1158/over_1500_money_mules_identified_in_worldwide_mon

  • 03 Dec 2018 2:45 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A self-styled British trader who conned financial experts and some of his closest friends out of millions of pounds in a nine-year investment scam was sentenced to five years in jail

    https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/self-styled-trader-jailed-over-british-investment-scam-150326522--sector.html

  • 03 Dec 2018 2:45 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Over the summer Barclays launched a nationwide campaign to help UK firms tackle cybercrime and fraud after it posted research with YouGov that showed almost half of all SME had been targeted by fraudsters

    http://www.cityam.com/269713/barclays-faces-substantial-number-daily-cyber-attack

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