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  • 24 Jan 2022 9:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FCA actions in 2021 resulted in financial organisations in the UK being fined £568 million in 2021. This total is made up by fines against major banks and action against individuals for insider dealing, non-financial misconduct and carrying out regulated activities without authorisation.

    https://ifamagazine.com/article/fca-fines-uk-finance-firms-568m-in-2021-in-response-to-surge-in-pandemic-charged-financial-crime/

  • 17 Jan 2022 11:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Your article on the drop in value of Ethereum and its likely alignment to recent changes in crypto-regulation in China, highlights to me the need for multilateral regulation around cryptocurrency. This feels like a necessity if we are to protect consumers globally from rising crypto-fraud and to avoid market reactions such as this.

    https://www.cityam.com/letters-regulations-are-needed-to-stop-crypto-fraud/

  • 17 Jan 2022 11:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Push payments, cryptocurrency fraud and a jump in interest rates could lead to more litigation in the financial services sector in 2022, an industry expert discussed with City A.M. this afternoon.

    https://www.cityam.com/financial-services-litigation-in-2022-push-payments-crypto-fraud-esg-and-a-jump-in-interest-rates/

  • 17 Jan 2022 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The ex-wife of a notorious financial scammer has denied any knowledge of his activities, only finding out when armed police raided their Borehamwood home.

    https://www.thejc.com/news/news/fraudsters-wife-only-found-out-he-stole-gbp15m-when-armed-police-arrived-at-their-home-2s3AkWLg3gammLMgeLaxuR

  • 17 Jan 2022 10:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The amount of funds linked to cryptocurrency-related crime rose by almost 80% last year, but was crowded out by a massive increase in adoption among legitimate users, new figures show.

    https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/cryptocurrency-crime-hit-an-all-time-high-in-2021

  • 17 Jan 2022 10:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The FCA has commenced criminal proceedings against the 2 former directors of Collateral (UK) Ltd (Collateral), Peter Currie and Andrew Currie, who each face 2 charges under the Fraud Act 2006 and 1 charge under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

     https://www.fca.org.uk/news/press-releases/criminal-proceedings-collateral-uk-ltd

  • 04 Jan 2022 10:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    FCA found ‘serious weaknesses’ in systems used to monitor for possible criminal activity in transactions

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/dec/17/hsbc-fined-64m-failures-anti-laundering-fca

  • 04 Jan 2022 10:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A man who invested £100,000 in two hotel rooms of Northern Powerhouse Developments' Afan Valley Project in 2018 has said he has lost most of his retirement fund due to the company going bust.

    https://www.thecaterer.com/news/northern-powerhouse-developments-investor-loses-100000-pension-fund

  • 04 Jan 2022 9:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The LIBOR Critical Benchmarks Bill, which ministers hope will ensure a smooth transition away from panel bank LIBOR at the end of the year, has received royal assent.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/uk-passes-libor-transition-legislation

  • 04 Jan 2022 9:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CRYPTOCURRENCY investors are being urged to watch out amid a recent rise in fraud attempts relating to crypto.

    https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1541246/cryptocurrency-crypto-fraud-scam-cope-money-UK-2021

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