U.K. – FCA Short Selling Ban

U.K. – FCA Short Selling Ban

On 13 March 2020, UK FCA issued temporary prohibition of short selling.

  • UK FCA notified temporary prohibition of short selling of specific financial instruments.


  • Temporary ban of short selling affected several instruments (included in list published) as per arts 23(1) and 26(4) of reg 236/2012, followed decision made by an EU NCA.


  • Measure took effect immediately on 13 March 2020, was in place until end of trading day, interested parties were directed to 2 RNS announcements for further information.