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Financial advisers will be crucial to local authorities' provision of social care funding advice, says expert

FOCUS: The UK government is developing the rules that will govern local authorities' provision of advice on adult social care. Financial advisers should play an important part in this. 22 Oct 2014

False pensions guidance providers could be jailed under UK government proposals

Fraudsters found guilty of falsely claiming to be giving pensions guidance under the new regime which will come into force next year could be jailed for up to one year under plans put forward by the UK government. 22 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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UK regulator head criticises EU response to bankers' bonus cap workaround

The head of a UK financial regulator has attacked the EU bankers' bonus cap and has said that a controversial pay mechanism adopted by banks is not ideal, but is the best response to a 'bad policy'.  17 Oct 2014

Regular payment security reporting called for under PSD2, say latest plans

Banks and other payment service providers (PSPs) would have to submit regular updates to regulators noting their assessment of security risks facing their organisations and the measures they have taken in response, under measures proposed by EU ministers.... 17 Oct 2014

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