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In-depth UK retail banking competition investigation to begin, CMA confirms

The UK's competition regulator is to begin an in-depth inquiry into whether there is effective competition amongst banks that offer personal current accounts and retail banking services to small businesses, it has announced. 07 Nov 2014

Revised Net Stable Funding Ratio published to complete Basel III reforms

Global banks will be required to hold enough 'stable' assets to cover their expected liabilities over a one-year period, according to the final part of the Basel III international regulatory regime. 04 Nov 2014

Out-Law Guides

  • Banking reform - what ring-fencing means for your business

    UK banking regulation is undergoing significant changes which will affect UK banks and foreign banks operating in the UK.

  • Third party contracts and bank ring-fencing

    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.

  • Disputes and litigation risk in bank ring-fencing

    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.

  • Issues for directors and bank ring-fencing

    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, third party contracts and competition considerations....

  • Property and bank ring-fencing

    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, employment, issues for directors, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition considerations....

  • Financial products and bank ring-fencing

    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, employment, issues for directors, real estate, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition...

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Ban on sale of “CoCos” to retail investors should be made permanent, says FCA

The ban on the sale of contingent convertible securities (CoCos) to ordinary retail investors should be made permanent, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said. The ban was the first use of the regulator’s temporary product intervention powers, ... 04 Nov 2014

“Taxpayers should not bear the cost” of bank failure says Bank of England as final resolution framework published

The failure of banks should have “the same impact as the failure of any other institution”, with taxpayers spared from having to bear any costs the Bank of England has said. It has published its approach to dealing with lenders in financial difficulty. 27 Oct 2014

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