Thousands of UK financial services firms at heightened risk of failure from Covid-19, finds FCA

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulator has found that 4,000 smaller financial services firms in the country are at heightened risk of failure because of Covid-19. The 1,500 largest financial firms in the UK are regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority. But the survey of smaller, solo-regulated firms under the FCA’s watch revealed that 17% were operating with “low…

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