News story: Up to £15 million to support the Citizens Advice service during COVID-19 pandemic

Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland have experienced an unprecedented rise in demand during the pandemic up to £15 million funding will help them provide advice and information on a range of financial, legal and consumer issues part of a £750 million package set out by the Chancellor for frontline charities Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland will receive a funding boost of up to £15 million to help them deal with increased demand for advice and information from the publ...

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SEC Charges Owner of Film Distribution Company with Defrauding Publicly Traded Fund

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against William Sadleir, the owner of a film distribution company, for defrauding a publicly traded fund of at least $13 . 8 million . The SEC alleges that BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (BIT), a registered closed-end management investment company, invested approximately $75 million in Aviron Group LLC, a film distribution company founded, owned, and operated by Sadleir . The complaint alleges that Sadleir represented that th...

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Policy paper: Summary of Financial Inclusion Policy Forum meeting April 2020

The Financial Inclusion Policy Forum brings together leaders from industry, the third sector, ministers and the regulator, to ensure collaboration across government and with the sector on financial inclusion . The forum is co-chaired by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury and the Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, and will meet bi-annually .

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CFTC Issues COVID-19 Customer Advisory on Commodity ETPs and Funds

Washington, D . C . — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today issued a Customer Advisory informing the public about the unique risks associated with certain trading vehicles that use futures contracts or other commodity interests as they make investment decisions during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic . This is the third Customer Advisory the CFTC has issued in response to the pandemic and is a joint product of the Office of Customer Education and Outreach (OCEO) and the Division of ...

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SEC Announces Virtual Conference on Municipal Securities Disclosure

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has rescheduled its conference entitled “Spotlight on Transparency: A Discussion of Secondary Market Municipal Securities Disclosure Practices” for June 16, 2020 . The conference is open to the public via live webcast from 1 p . m . to 4 p . m . ET at www . sec . gov, and will be archived on the Office of Municipal Securities (OMS) webpage for later viewing . The conference will bring together a variety of municipal securities mar...

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SEC Shuts Down Fraudulent Investment Adviser Targeting Senior Citizens

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has filed an emergency action and obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against a California-registered investment adviser and his entities to halt an ongoing Ponzi scheme targeting senior citizens in Southern California . According to the SEC’s complaint, from at least January 2018 through the present, Paul Horton Smith Sr . offered and sold securities in his company Northstar Communications LLC, and used his in...

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The Alberto Marco Group (clone of authorised firm)

Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’.

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ISA-Expert.com

We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.

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FCA acts to strengthen protections for customers using payment firms

Press Releases Published: 22/05/2020 Last updated: 22/05/2020

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Update on the Contingent Term Repo Facility (CTRF) - Market Notice 22 May 2020

The Bank will continue to offer 1-month term CTRF operations on a weekly basis at least through June 2020, with operations currently scheduled to end on 26 June . The Bank’s regular liquidity insurance facilities will continue to operate including the weekly 6-month Indexed Long-Term Repo (ILTR) and the on-demand Discount Window Facility (DWF) . CTRF operations can also be rapidly reintroduced at any stage if justified by market conditions . The Bank stands ready to do so if necessa...

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