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  • 16 Mar 2020 12:25 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The chancellor said today that the government would bring forward a levy on financial services firms to help pay for the fight against economic crime.

    https://www.cityam.com/budget-2020-government-to-tax-financial-services-firms-to-pay-for-economic-crime-fight/

  • 15 Mar 2020 11:16 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The managing director of a financial services firm Midas Financial Solutions (Scotland) is facing a lengthy jail sentence after committing £13m fraud on investors.

    https://news.stv.tv/west-central/director-of-financial-firm-facing-jail-over-13m-fraud


  • 15 Mar 2020 10:46 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Kautilya Nandan Pruthi persuaded a large number of clients including famous sportsman and actors, to part with over £100m, which he used to fund his playboy lifestyle.

    https://moneyweek.com/economy/people/600936/great-frauds-in-history-kautilya-pruthis-ponzi-scheme


  • 08 Mar 2020 10:21 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has written to asset management firms to warn them they need to take proactive action and stop selling products and using fee structures linked to LIBOR.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/fca-asset-managers-libor

  • 08 Mar 2020 10:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    EU payment services laws should be revised to provide for "consumer-friendly, open banking", according to a former European Commission official who worked on developing the current framework.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/eu-open-banking-revised-psd2


  • 08 Mar 2020 10:07 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Over £100 million worth of fraud — often targeting vulnerable and elderly customers — has been prevented through the Banking Protocol, a UK-wide scheme that enables bank branch staff to spot potential fraud victims and request an immediate police response.

    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/100-million-of-fraud-stopped-through-bank-branch-rapid-response-scheme

  • 08 Mar 2020 9:51 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The wife of a former Yopa employee convicted of a £1.5m fraud has been found guilty of money laundering. Sofina Sarwar had insisted that  her husband, Haroon Cassim, had acted without her knowledge.

    https://propertyindustryeye.com/wife-of-former-yopa-employee-who-committed-fraud-found-guilty-of-money-laundering/

  • 08 Mar 2020 8:35 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Emma Kerr from RBS in Paisley became suspicious after a customer suddenly wanted to withdraw a large sum

    https://news.stv.tv/video/banker-warns-customers-after-stopping-25000-fraud-scam?top


  • 08 Mar 2020 6:10 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Lloyds Bank is reportedly facing a fresh police investigation over allegations of fraud against small business.

    https://www.cityam.com/lloyds-faces-fresh-police-probe-over-fraud-claims/


  • 02 Mar 2020 10:51 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Funding arrangements for a safety net which gives blameless bank transfer scam victims greater protection have been extended until the end of the year.

    https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/funding-compensate-bank-transfer-fraud-131135421.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw


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