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The UK government has confirmed that it will extend new rules restricting tax relief on interest to banks and insurance companies without modification. 06 Dec 2016
FOCUS: The actions consumer credit providers take to obtain repayment of loans from guarantors could be challenged in court even if those actions adhere to guidelines proposed by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 02 Dec 2016
Anti-competitive agreements are prohibited by European and domestic competition law. This means any anti-competitive provisions in commercial agreements are void and unenforceable which could lead to the entire agreement being unenforceable.
Organisations are increasingly looking to work in collaboration or partnership with third parties. This may be to achieve operational aims, such as a step change in service delivery, or to reduce costs or achieve efficiencies.
Many private sector organisations are using competitive tenders to procure goods and services or award significant contracts. Competitive tenders can be used to maintain a competitive edge and drive a better commercial deal.
UK banking regulation is undergoing significant changes which will affect UK banks and foreign banks operating in the UK.
This is one of a series of guides on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation and competition considerations.
This is one of a series of guides on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, third party contracts and competition considerations.
Existing UK payments infrastructure is to be replaced with "new payments architecture" that uses modern technology under a new strategy for payments outlined by a cross-industry body. 01 Dec 2016
Proposed new regulatory and technical standards for authenticating the identity of customers in the payments market, set out by the European Banking Authority (EBA), have come in for further criticism from industry. 29 Nov 2016
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