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FCA to curtail investment platform exit fees

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial markets regulator on Thursday proposed a package of measures aimed at improving competition in the investment platforms market, including restricting the use of exit fees. It follows initial recommendations set out last July to help Read more ›

EDF Energy becomes second UK supplier to announce 10 percent price rise

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Electricite de France SA (EDF) is pictured on the facade of a building in Paris, France, August 5, 2018. Picture taken August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – EDF Energy will raise its Read more ›

Short seller Andrew Left appeals HK market manipulation ruling

HONG KONG(Reuters) – A Hong Kong court on Wednesday heard an appeal from short seller Andrew Left that sought to overturn a five-year ban from the city’s financial markets and a fine for market manipulation. FILE PHOTO: Andrew Left, the Read more ›

British banks’ new disputes service too limited, MPs say

LONDON (Reuters) – Big British banks have been criticised by lawmakers for pressing ahead with plans for a new complaints service for small firms wronged by lenders, which they argue is too soft. FILE PHOTO: The City of London from Read more ›

UK watchdog orders shake up of advisers to pension trustees

LONDON (Reuters) – Poor competition in the market for advice to pension fund trustees has resulted in “substantial customer detriment”, Britain’s competition watchdog said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain, Read more ›

Britain to force broadband providers to tell customers their best deals

LONDON (Reuters) – Broadband providers in Britain will have to tell customers about their best deals under planned new rules from telecoms regulator Ofcom aimed at tackling a ‘loyalty penalty’ that makes it difficult for long-standing customers to get the Read more ›

Senior MP asks Carney to clarify Brexit house price comments

LONDON (Reuters) – A senior British lawmaker asked Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on Thursday to clarify whether he had told ministers that house prices in Britain could slump by about a third if the country fails to secure Read more ›

Fed regulator says midsize bank relief ‘highest priority’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve’s top regulator told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday that his “highest priority” is enacting simpler rules for banks with between $100 billion and $250 billion in assets, though Republicans pressed for a more drastic easing. Read more ›

Tesla shares jump on Model 3 numbers, Musk deal

(Reuters) – Shares of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) jumped by almost 18 percent on Monday as Chief Executive Elon Musk settled a lawsuit that had threatened to force him out and said a surge in third-quarter production had driven it to Read more ›

Highlights from the Senate hearing on consumer data protection

Having a federal instead of state law govern consumer data protection will benefit tech companies.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto On Wednesday, representatives from some of the country’s biggest tech and communications companies appeared before Congress to testify on consumer privacy. The industry’s Read more ›