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Banks given extra incentive to register for new central KYC database

Banks that submit 'know your customer' (KYC) data they hold to a new centralised KYC database will be able to access other banks' KYC information on the database for free next year, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) has... 30 Sep 2014

'Second charge' mortgage regulation to be tightened as part of FCA's approach to new mortgage credit rules

'Second charge' mortgages, which allow consumers to borrow against the value of their home, in addition to an existing 'first charge' mortgage, are to be brought within the existing regime for regulated mortgage contracts, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority... 29 Sep 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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FCA targets debt management firms in latest consumer credit enforcement drive

Debt management firms must be able to demonstrate that they provide appropriate advice, do not charge unfair fees and have adequate client money handling processes in place before they will be granted consumer credit authorisation, the Financial Conduct Authority... 26 Sep 2014

Regulatory uncertainty could hamper retail investment firms' digital maturity, warn experts

FOCUS: Digital technology is transforming almost every industry leaving business models, products, and services obsolete as more customer-centric, cost efficient online alternatives take their place. Retail investment businesses are a long way from full digital... 25 Sep 2014

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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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