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Financial services companies should act now to be heard on cross-selling regulation, says expert

FOCUS: A European super-regulator will soon publish its views on how financial regulators in European countries should deal with cross-selling, where financial services companies sell two or more products at the same time. 26 Mar 2015

FCA plans to ban 'opt-out' sales of add-on insurance products

UK financial services firms will be banned from using pre-ticked boxes and other methods to sell customers additional 'add-on' products when they are purchasing regulated financial products under plans published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 26 Mar 2015

Out-Law Guides

  • 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.

  • 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....

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New Payment Systems Regulator outlines plans for first two market studies

The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) will assess the way major banks facilitate other payment service providers' access to payment systems in one of two new market reviews it will launch later this year. 26 Mar 2015

FCA 2015/16 business plan indicates increased focus on prevention of financial crime, says expert

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will target firms with insufficient internal mechanisms in place to minimise the risk of financial crime over the next financial year, according to its business plan for 2015/16. 25 Mar 2015

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