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Regulation of banking should be activity not institutions-based to account for digitisation, says trade body

The digitisation of banking and the entrance into market of technology companies, retailers, new 'challenger' banks and other payment service providers calls for a rethink of the way banking is regulated, a UK banking industry body has said. 25 Mar 2015

Life imprisonment possible for breach of new Computer Misuse Act rules from 3 May

People who cause "serious damage" to computer systems in the UK could be sentenced to life imprisonment under a change to the law set to come into force in May. 24 Mar 2015

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