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Public Health England warns travellers of rabies risk

Public Health England warns travellers of rabies risk

PHE is reminding travellers to avoid coming into contact with animals when travelling to rabies affected countries due to the risk of catching the disease.

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Prime Minister takes message on investment in Africa to the UN

Prime Minister takes message on investment in Africa to the UN

Prime Minister Theresa May will today call on the international community to invest in Africa in order to unlock the potential of a generation on the continent.

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Professor Julia Black and Jill May appointed to the PRC

Professor Julia Black and Jill May appointed to the PRC

A leading academic in regulation and a senior investment banker have been appointed as the new external members of the Prudential Regulation Committee (PRC).

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RBS share sale returns £2.5 billion to UK taxpayers

RBS share sale returns £2.5 billion to UK taxpayers

Over £2.5 billion worth of government-owned RBS shares were sold last night as part of the government’s policy to return the bank to private ownership.

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UKGI advises Chancellor to undertake a second sale of government's shareholding in RBS tonight

UKGI advises Chancellor to undertake a second sale of government's shareholding in RBS tonight

UK Government Investments (UKGI) today (4 June 2018) advised the Chancellor it would be appropriate to conduct the second sale of the government’s shareholding in the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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Tougher regulation for funeral plan providers

Tougher regulation for funeral plan providers

The government will consult on tougher regulation for the pre-paid funeral plan sector to protect the elderly and their families.

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Cryptoassets Taskforce meets for the first time

Cryptoassets Taskforce meets for the first time

Senior leaders from government and the financial regulators were present, including representatives from HM Treasury, the FCA and the Bank of England.

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Supporting financial services and fintech across the UK on the road to Brexit

Supporting financial services and fintech across the UK on the road to Brexit

The Chancellor will announce the appointment of two new regional fintech envoys as he visits financial centres in Halifax and Edinburgh.

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New guidance on financial and trade sanctions for importers and exporters

New guidance on financial and trade sanctions for importers and exporters

OFSI have produced the latest sector-specific fact sheet for importers and exporters.

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Bradford & Bingley mortgages sale to return £5.3 billion to UK taxpayers

Bradford & Bingley mortgages sale to return £5.3 billion to UK taxpayers

A £5.3 billion sale of Bradford & Bingley (B&B) mortgages acquired by the taxpayer during the financial crisis has been authorised by the Chancellor.

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Britain bites back in the fight against loan sharks

Britain bites back in the fight against loan sharks

More funding to tackle unlawful lending, and an increase in the amount of money seized from loan sharks to support those most vulnerable to their nasty tactics

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Chancellor leads global crackdown on dirty money

Chancellor leads global crackdown on dirty money

The international community must now refine its approach to tackling corruption, which costs the global economy $2.6 trillion.

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Fintech Sector Strategy launched at International Fintech Conference

Fintech Sector Strategy launched at International Fintech Conference

A new cryptoassets task force, the next steps in ‘robo-regulation’ and a UK-Australia ‘fintech bridge' are in the government’s first Fintech Sector Strategy.

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Independent Review of the Co operative Bank Launched

Independent Review of the Co operative Bank Launched

A new independent review into the prudential supervision of the Co-operative Bank between 2008 and 2013 has been announced.

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Non executive Director of NS&I has contract extended

Non executive Director of NS&I has contract extended

The government has extended James Furse’s contract as a Non-executive Director on the board of NS&I for a further year, up to 31 December 2018.

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Donald Kohn and Martin Taylor reappointed to the Financial Policy Committee

Donald Kohn and Martin Taylor reappointed to the Financial Policy Committee

Donald Kohn will serve another three-year term on the Financial Policy Committee (FPC), and Martin Taylor a further 12-15 months.

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Clare Lombardelli appointed as Chief Economic Advisor

Clare Lombardelli appointed as Chief Economic Advisor

Clare Lombardelli has been appointed as the new Director General, Economics and Chief Economic Advisor to the Treasury. She will take up the role on 3 April.

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Clare Lombardelli appointed as Chief Economic Advisor

Clare Lombardelli appointed as Chief Economic Advisor

Clare Lombardelli has been appointed as the new Director General, Economics and Chief Economic Advisor to the Treasury. She will take up the role on 3 April.

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New accountability rules for insurers

New accountability rules for insurers

Senior executives in insurance will be held personally responsible for misconduct, as part of plans to extend the Senior Managers and Certification Regime.

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UK launches new anti money laundering watchdog

UK launches new anti money laundering watchdog

A new watchdog launches today to strengthen the UK’s defences against money laundering and terrorist financing.

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Card surcharge ban means no more nasty surprises for shoppers

Card surcharge ban means no more nasty surprises for shoppers

Hidden charges for paying with a debit or credit card will be banned from today (13 January).

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New Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority Announced

New Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority Announced

Charles Randell CBE has today been appointed as the Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), effective from 1st April 2018.

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Protecting the future of peer to peer lending

Protecting the future of peer to peer lending

Draft legislation clarifies that no business borrowing through a peer-to-peer platform needs to be regulated as a ‘deposit taker’ unless that is their core business.

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UK establishes new money laundering watchdog

UK establishes new money laundering watchdog

A new watchdog has been created to further tighten the UK’s defences against money laundering and terrorist financing.

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Over 900,000 more customers open fee free basic bank accounts

Over 900,000 more customers open fee free basic bank accounts

Over 900,000 new fee-free basic bank accounts were opened between July 2016 - June 2017, taking the total number of fee-free accounts open to nearly 5 million.

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The second International Fintech Conference confirmed for March 2018

The second International Fintech Conference confirmed for March 2018

The event will bring together international investors and UK Fintechs for a day-long programme of talks and pitches promoting global investment in the sector.

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New phase in Golden Era for UK China relations

New phase in Golden Era for UK China relations

More than a billion pounds of trade and investment will be agreed at the 9th UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogue.

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Business set to benefit from new Insurance Linked Securities rules

Business set to benefit from new Insurance Linked Securities rules

New legislation now allows Insurance Linked Securities deals to take place within a new specially designed framework in the UK.

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The strategy for the future of the UK's asset management industry unveiled

The strategy for the future of the UK's asset management industry unveiled

The Investment Management Strategy II sets out the government’s long-term approach to enhancing the UK’s position as a centre for asset management.

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FinTech to help renters get on the housing ladder

FinTech to help renters get on the housing ladder

New competition to use rental payment data to improve credit scores and mortgage applications for the 11 million renters in Britain.

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Over 160 firms are now signed up to the Women in Finance Charter

Over 160 firms are now signed up to the Women in Finance Charter

A further 26 firms sign up to the Women in Finance Charter which covers over 600,000 UK financial services employees.

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Elisabeth Stheeman appointed to the Financial Policy Committee

Elisabeth Stheeman appointed to the Financial Policy Committee

The Chancellor has appointed Elisabeth Stheeman as an external member of the Financial Policy Committee (FPC).

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Those suffering from problem debt to get vital ‘Breathing Space’

Those suffering from problem debt to get vital ‘Breathing Space’

New plans mean people struggling with serious debt may soon benefit from a ‘breathing space’ from their bills.

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‘Give Pudsey your round pounds’, new partnership urges

‘Give Pudsey your round pounds’, new partnership urges

BBC Children in Need, The Royal Mint and HM Treasury launch Pudsey's Round Pound Countdown.

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4th Annual Meeting of the Global Islamic Finance and Investment Group?

4th Annual Meeting of the Global Islamic Finance and Investment Group?

The annual meeting is a key part of the UK’s commitment to support the development of Islamic finance globally.

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UK and Singapore hold 3rd financial dialogue

UK and Singapore hold 3rd financial dialogue

Third UK-Singapore Financial Dialogue held in Singapore.

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Sandra Boss and Mark Yallop re appointed to the Prudential Regulation Committee

Sandra Boss and Mark Yallop re appointed to the Prudential Regulation Committee

Chancellor announces the re-appointments of Prudential Regulation Committee external members, Sandra Boss and Mark Yallop.

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Co operatives to save money thanks to change in audit requirements

Co operatives to save money thanks to change in audit requirements

Co-operatives could save up to £10,000 a year thanks to new government proposals requiring fewer of them to appoint an auditor.

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One million Help to Buy: ISAs opened

One million Help to Buy: ISAs opened

First-time buyers have saved over £1.8 billion into their Help to Buy: ISAs.

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Matchmaking scheme helps businesses find £4 million of finance

Matchmaking scheme helps businesses find £4 million of finance

Small businesses struggling to access finance from big banks have received almost £4 million of funding thanks to an innovative scheme.

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New National Investment Fund to back innovative UK firms

New National Investment Fund to back innovative UK firms

'It's vital that we make sure our cutting-edge firms have the funding they need to meet their potential and conquer new markets' says Chancellor.

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Chancellor in Brazil and Argentina to boost economic and trade ties

Chancellor in Brazil and Argentina to boost economic and trade ties

The Chancellor is in Brasilia for the second UK-Brazil Economic and Financial Dialogue.

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Sir David Ramsden appointed Deputy Governor, Markets and Banking

Sir David Ramsden appointed Deputy Governor, Markets and Banking

Sir David Ramsden has been appointed as the new Deputy Governor of Markets and Banking at the Bank of England.

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Agreement reached on RBS’ State aid will boost competition in business banking

Agreement reached on RBS’ State aid will boost competition in business banking

A plan to resolve RBS’ final State aid commitment has been agreed in principle between the UK Government and the EU Commission.

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New rules to keep the UK’s reinsurance market competitive

New rules to keep the UK’s reinsurance market competitive

The UK will remain at the forefront of the global reinsurance market thanks to new rules for Insurance Linked Securities.

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