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A new statutory 'duty of care' will be imposed on online platforms operating in the UK under plans outlined by the UK government. 09 Apr 2019
The desire for a more coordinated global approach to the regulation of cryptoassets has prompted an international financial watchdog to create a new cryptoassets regulators directory, an expert in financial services regulation has said. 08 Apr 2019
While there may be a legitimate need to include unilateral variation terms in financial services consumer contracts, care must be taken when drafting and reviewing these terms to ensure that they are fair and transparent.
Along with a detailed regulatory regime, manufacturers and suppliers of products for use by UK consumers and in UK workplaces are bound by contractual and non-contractual obligations.
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....
The Consumer Rights Act aims to rectify the traditional complexities of UK consumer law by consolidating eight pieces of separate legislation in this area into a single piece of legislation.
In February 2014 the French parliament adopted a Consumer Law which implements the Consumer Rights Directive. It will have a significant effect on companies engaged in e-commerce.
This guide was last updated in March 2013.
ANALYSIS: Businesses should check whether they need to make changes to their online sales methods to account for new 'geo-blocking' rules that came into force late last year. 02 Apr 2019
Most of the current consumer protections contained in the UK's Consumer Credit Act (CCA) should be retained in statute, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said. 28 Mar 2019