FCA Plans Tougher Restrictions On Risky Investments

Law360, London (April 29, 2021, 11:56 AM BST) -- Britain's financial regulator said on Thursday that it is considering bringing in tougher regulations on high-risk investments, as it said that consumers poured more money into risky products during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Financial Conduct Authority is looking into whether to toughen up regulation of the the growing market for high-risk or illiquid assets. (iStock) The Financial Conduct Authority has asked consumers, finance firms and lenders for advice on how to better regulate the growing market for high-risk or illiquid assets, such as minibonds or loans connected to crowdfunding. These assets are high-risk investments because they cannot be sold before their maturity...

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