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FCA appoints Julia Tennant as mortgage manager

The FCA has appointed Julia Tennant as mortgage manager, the regulator has confirmed.
The role was previously occupied by Lynda Blackwell, who left last year.
Tennant is currently manager of regulatory risk advisers and has been at the FCA for more than 11 years.
Previously she was secondee at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Mortgage Strategy understands there is no set start date for Tennant yet.



FCA: Lenders must do more to solve interest-only problem

The FCA is urging lenders to do more to tackle the issue of maturing interest-only mortgages with no repayment strategy. Nearly one in five mortgage customers have an interest-only mortgage and the FCA is worried that shortfalls in repayment plans could lead to people losing their homes. The regulator announced a thematic review of interest-only […]

FCA names new chairman

The FCA has named Bank of England adviser and former lawyer Charles Randell as its new chairman. Randell currently sits on the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Committee. He is also a non-executive board member at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Randell was previously a partner at law firm Slaughter and May, […]

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FCA financial advice director steps down

FCA director of life insurance and financial advice Linda Woodall has stepped down from the regulator. The FCA has confirmed that Woodall left over the Christmas period. The regulator understands she intends to retire. A replacement has yet to be appointed. Woodall took responsibility for supervising advisers and pension providers in September 2015 after a […]


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