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EU regulators have set out proposals to restrict or prohibit the marketing or sale of certain contracts for difference (CFD) financial products to non-sophisticated investors. 19 Jan 2018
The government in the Netherlands has been advised to review the way it intends to implement new EU payment services rules by the country's data protection watchdog. 16 Jan 2018
The collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 highlighted deficiencies in applying the “normal” corporate administration regime to investment banks, in particular in protecting client assets. This led to the introduction of the investment bank special...
There are many arrangements that may be used to set up a collective investment scheme, but only certain ones can be used if that scheme is to be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
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).
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....
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...
UK banking regulation is undergoing significant changes which will affect UK banks and foreign banks operating in the UK.
Changes to payment services laws came into effect in the UK on Saturday despite many banks still not having new technical solutions in place to act on the reforms. 16 Jan 2018
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has "serious concerns" over the way in which 'contracts for difference' (CFDs) are being promoted and sold to unsophisticated investors, which it has warned have the potential to cause "significant consumer harm".... 12 Jan 2018
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