On March 8, 2016, the FCA published a final notice that it had banned Gary Harold Arthur Fincher from the UK financial services industry. Mr. Fincher was convicted on, September 25, 2014 and April 9, 2015 of a total of 28 counts relating to criminal offenses of dishonesty and financial crime. Mr. Fincher was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment and 18 months’ respectively. The FCA found that, in respect of his criminal convictions, Mr. Fincher had breached the ‘Fit and Proper’ requirements set out in its Handbook because he lacked honesty, integrity and reputation. The ban, which took effect on March 8, 2016, prohibits Mr. Fincher from carrying out any function in relation to any regulated activity carried out by any authorized firm, exempt person or exempt professional firm.
The final notice is available at: http://www.fca.org.uk/static/documents/final-notices/geoffrey-harold-arthur-fincher.pdf.