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FSA's methodology for calculating financial penalties is expected to lead to significantly higher fines than in the past.
On 18 March, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) published a final notice imposing a fine...more
On February 6, U.S. and U.K. authorities announced that a Japanese financial institution and its British bank parent company agreed to pay roughly $612 million to resolve criminal and civil investigations into the firms’ role...more
On February 6, the FSA issued a final notice to RBS imposing a fine of £87.5 million for misconduct in submitting rates for the calculation of LIBOR....more
UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank, is set to become the second financial institution to enter into a settlement arising out of the Libor rate-fixing scandal. The potential agreement would reportedly allow UBS to pay...more
On October 19, the UK FSA announced that it fined a bank £4.2 million ($6.7 million) for failing to keep accurate records regarding 250,000 mortgages it was servicing. In monitoring a consumer forum website, the FSA found...more
On October 24, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) announced that it had fined two firms for failing to provide accurate and timely transaction reports. Plus500UK Limited (Plus500), an online contacts for difference...more
The FSA published its final notice dated October 8 in relation to John Blake, the former managing director of Welcome Financial Services Ltd (Welcome). In its final notice the FSA states that Mr. Blake engaged in market...more
The Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) (the “Tribunal”) has directed the FSA to fine Stefan Chaligné, a Swiss-based hedge fund manager £900,000, (plus disgorgement of the financial benefit he obtained of €362,950) and...more
The FSA has published a final notice (dated September 18) issued to Pi Financial Limited, an IFA network firm. The notice imposed a fine of £58,300 for failures in relation to systemic weaknesses in Pi’s systems and controls,...more
On September 4, 2012, the Financial Services Agency of Japan (“FSA”) published its proposal of measures to prevent the recurrence of the AIJ scandal while providing the opportunity to the public to provide their opinions...more