Regulators

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Scams: FCA blocks more than 10,000 ads from Instagram, Facebook and YouTube
Financial watchdog warns over rise of ‘fin-fluencers’ targeting younger people on social media

Mark Sweney and Jasper Jolly

03, Feb, 2023 @5:55 PM

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Ofgem warns suppliers over forcible installation of prepayment meters
Directive comes as energy minister expresses ‘horror’ at claims British Gas contractor allegedly broke into vulnerable customers’ homes

Peter Walker, Heather Stewart and Alex Lawson

02, Feb, 2023 @10:15 PM

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Energy regulator launches British Gas investigation over prepayment meters
Debt collectors allegedly broke into homes to fit meters despite signs of children and vulnerable people living there

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

02, Feb, 2023 @10:28 AM

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UK fintech firm Wise accused of stifling competition by rival startup
Atlantic Money writes to CMA to raise concerns about being blocked from Wise price comparison sites

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

27, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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When the bailiffs come a-knocking: new agency aims to tackle bad image
Head of Enforcement Conduct Board for England and Wales finds it extraordinary there has been no previous regulation

Heather Stewart

26, Jan, 2023 @4:32 PM

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Panel approving Richard Sharp as BBC chair included Tory party donor
Scrutiny of potential conflicts of interest among assessors for BBC job follows allegations over Boris Johnson loan

Mark Sweney

24, Jan, 2023 @9:04 PM

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Cost-of-living crisis drives vulnerable Australians to buy now, pay later schemes, consumer groups say
With more people taking out loans for daily expenses, advocates urge tighter regulation of BNPL sector

Jordyn Beazley

24, Jan, 2023 @5:12 AM

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UK rail firms ordered to stop abusing train cancellations loophole
Cancellations far higher than official data suggests, says ORR, driven by use of unrecorded ‘pre-cancellations’

Helen Pidd North of England editor

19, Jan, 2023 @7:03 PM

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Owner of UK care home group paid himself £21m despite safety concerns
Exclusive: ‘Eye-watering’ pay for Gordon Sanders comes despite inspectors finding multiple breaches of rules at his firm’s homes

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

17, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Fintech firm Revolut assembles behavioural team after criticism of its corporate culture
Exclusive: Company denies creation of team to track overhaul is part of effort to secure UK banking licence

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

16, Jan, 2023 @10:49 AM

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Families still being charged thousands in care home fees after relative’s death
Bereaved billed up to month’s worth of care, despite UK competition regulator saying such charges are likely to be illegal

Anna Tims

16, Jan, 2023 @7:03 AM

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Minister refuses to rule out changes to UK online safety bill
Social media bosses who breach child safety rules may face jail if Ofcom given powers to prosecute

Kiran Stacey and Dan Milmo

13, Jan, 2023 @9:59 AM

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