The watchdog says the comparison website breached competition law by using clauses prohibiting home insurers to offer lower prices on other aggregator sites, resulting in higher premiums.
The FCA warned insurers and brokers that any assessments must be completed by 3 December.
The deal is still underway but Gary Humphrey's shares his expert view on some of the challenges of the acquisition.
In a fresh dear CEO letter to brokers, interim CEO Christopher Woolard warns that the regulator is assessing firms’ arrangements and tells brokers it is imperative to safeguard the client money they hold for customers.
Experts predict the regulator's proposals to ban dual pricing will have "unintended consequences" and lead to reduced competition for new business, but agree the measures are a positive outcome for consumers.
In a Dear CEO letter, Roma Pearson, head of retail GI, calls on brokers to address their strategies and improve their governance and warns the watchdog will take action.
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The regulator has published a consultation paper on amending its rules in the wake of coronavirus.
Scheme says it has started paying out on new failures including to customers of Elite Insurance, Lamp Insurance, Quick-Sure Insurance and CBL Insurance.
A report from the trade body shows brokers are engaging with its Guiding Principles and Action Points to address dual pricing practices in the home and motor insurance sectors.
The regulator exclusively spoke to Insurance Age for the Broker Extra event.
Hiscox aims to compare Covid-19 economic hit to Sweden and ‘draconian’ UK in Financial Conduct Authority BI test case.
Watchdog surveys 13,000 firms as it seeks to understand the effect Covid-19 is having on the finances of regulated firms and guide its supervisory actions.
Commission and transparency row rears its head just as brokers feel the pinch amid market hardening
There is no provision for equivalence in the IDD and this means brokers with EU clients need to set up EU entities to trade in the bloc.
The FCA has asked up to 300 firms to provide financial information on client money, staff furlough, debt and cash.
Trade body said it lobbied the regulator to exclude premium finance arrangements as payment deferrals would have left many brokers at greater risk.
Tim Bull and Richard Booth of RPC discuss whether claims may be brought against brokers for providing inadequate advice under the Covid-19 pandemic.
Insurance Age found that brokers are disappointed by the timing of the 3% rise, as well as anticipating an impact on the bottom line.
Regulator also wants to increase the authorisation application fee for brokers from £1,500 to £2,500.
The AA said it had raised MOT concerns with transport ministers last week.
Biba's Graeme Trudgill outlines the relevant areas for brokers as the FCA tells firms how to identify key workers in financial services.
The “significant” breaches meant some customers did not get annual review statements for up to six years.
The legal framework previously in place needs to be changed due to Brexit, with firms having until 11 May to respond.