BANKING

FCA Handbook Notice: No. 44

The FCA has published Handbook Notice 44, setting out the changes made to the Handbook under the following instruments. The changes which were made by the FCA Board on 25 May 2017:

FCA, 26 May 2017

FCA Data Bulletin: May 2017

The FCA has published its latest Data Bulletin providing an analysis of the intermediaries sector, based on its Retail Mediation Activities Return (RMAR). The bulletin also looks at the trends in activities and revenue for 2016 and provides information on advice and charges, showing an increase in revenues across the sector, in particular mortgage mediation.

FCA May 2017

INVESTMENTS AND FUNDS

FCA policy statement on implementing information prompts in the annuity market

The FCA has published a policy statement on implementing information prompts in the annuity market (PS17/12). The statement outlines the FCA's response to the feedback received to its November 2016 consultation on information prompts. It also outlines the FCA's final rules which require firms to inform consumers how much they could gain from shopping around and switching provider, before they buy an annuity.

FCA, 26 May 2017