FCA updates on CRR forms: FCA has updated its website in respect of implementation of the fourth Capital Requirements Directive (CRD4) and Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) with details of how to apply for waivers and "CRR permissions". The page links to the relevant forms and explains when and how firms should complete them, and when firms should apply to FCA and when to PRA. FCA will deal with applications on receipt and plans to publish all waivers and permissions (which it will refer to publicly as "discretions") on the Financial Services Register. (Source: FCA Updates on CRR Forms)

FCA publishes Moneysupermarket requirements: FCA has published a voluntary application for imposition of requirements from Moneysupermarket.com Financial Group Limited (MSM). FCA had expressed concern that two MSM advertisements might give the impression that MSM prices for certain home and car insurance products were cheaper than competitor websites over half the time. This was not true. MSM agreed not to broadcast the advertisements again in the same form and to include a notice on the relevant part of its website for four weeks outlining FCA's concerns. (Source: FCA Publishes Moneysupermarket Requirements)

FCA publishes consumer credit information sheets: FCA has published its version of the Office of Fair Trading's information sheets on arrears and default, which firms must use from 1 April. It also plans to publish variants of the sheets for high-cost short-term credit providers and peer-to-peer lending platforms to use. The Consumer Credit Act requires lenders to send these sheets to customers when they write to tell the customer it is in arrears or default. (Source: FCA Publishes Consumer Credit Information Sheets)

FCA updates Handbook Guide: FCA and PRA have updated the readers' guide to the Handbook. The changes reflect the newly launched PRA Rulebook (see below). (Source: FCA Updates Handbook Guide)

FCA publishes MMR FAQs: FCA has published a further set of FAQs on the mortgage market review (MMR) stemming from its workshops. New questions relate to disclosure, execution only and advice. (Source: FCA Publishes MMR FAQs)

FCA updates AIFMD pages: FCA has drawn firms' attention to its prudential classification for UK investment fund managers. Its policy statement on CRD4 for investment firms (see FReD 20 December 2013) updated the classification and provides clarifications as a result of consequential amendments to the prudential requirements for Collective Portfolio Management (CPM) firms and Collective Portfolio Management Investment (CPMI) firms. (Source: FCA Updates AIFMD Pages)