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Blockchain debate is helping spur interest in how technology can support compliance, says expert23 Aug 2016

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Out-Law Guides

  • Competition law: UK financial regulators' concurrent competition powers with the CMA

    On 1 April 2015, UK financial regulators the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) gained new competition law powers, which they can exercise concurrently with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

  • An introduction to collective redress schemes

    Collective redress schemes, often referred to as 'compensation schemes', offer businesses an alternative means of righting wrongs committed against a particular class of individuals or customers quickly and economically. They have broad, cross-sector appeal....

  • Regulatory attestations

    Financial regulators have been using attestations for a number of years to obtain personal commitments from named individuals about a particular state of affairs at their firms. However, recent moves by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential...

  • 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.

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'Behavioural data' cannot be relied upon for authorising payments, says regulator 16 Aug 2016

European banking regulator calls for delay to virtual currency exchange anti-money laundering regime 12 Aug 2016

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Expertise in Financial Regulation

Pinsent Masons offers an experienced team who are adept at advising on the increasingly international and complex questions arising out of the current sea of regulatory change. The current climate dictates that lawyers have an ability to provide clear, practical advice delivered in a cost-effective manner.

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