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Call for probe into ‘excessive’ charges for African money transfers

 Africans are effectively paying a ‘super tax’ on money transfer fees that are more than double the global average, according to a report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) . 17 Apr 2014

Europe-wide freezing orders win European Parliament backing – but UK still undecided

The European Parliament has backed proposed new rules which would allow courts anywhere in the EU to freeze funds in business bank accounts in other EU states without warning. 17 Apr 2014

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European banking Single Resolution Mechanism wins backing of European Parliament

Moves to establish a Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) which would have the power to wind up or restructure failing banks across the European Union have moved forward a step, after the European Parliament voted in favour of the proposals. 16 Apr 2014

Allowing HMRC to take money from bank accounts of tax debtors could see it "treated as preferential creditor", accountants warn

Proposals announced as part of this year's Budget that would allow HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to take money directly from the bank accounts of tax debtors could undermine existing insolvency laws by effectively allowing the department to be treated as a... 11 Apr 2014

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