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“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

Basel Committee plans faster work on 'leverage ratio' for global banks

Global banking regulators are planning to finalise the framework for the 'leverage ratio', one of the measures of bank capital reporting required under the upcoming Basel III international regulatory regime, sooner than previously planned. 23 Oct 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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Companies should not wait to apply to set aside default judgments, says expert, after court makes clear 'Mitchell' principles apply

Companies hoping to have a default judgment against them set aside must be sure to act quickly, an expert has said, after a recent court decision confirmed what courts must consider when considering an application. 22 Oct 2014

Court of Appeal highlights dangers to lenders of choosing to enforce only part of a security

Lenders must be careful to ensure that they do not lose the right to enforce their remaining rights under a security agreement when they choose to enforce only part of it, the Court of Appeal has warned. 20 Oct 2014

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