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The UK's state-backed pensions scheme, the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), has asked for limits to be put on pensions freedoms to protect its members from losing retirement savings. 20 Sep 2017
ANALYSIS: Insurers and reinsurers require clarity soon on whether passporting rights, or a workable equivalent, will remain in place in relation to cross-border policies after Brexit, or whether they will need to make alternative arrangements. 19 Sep 2017
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.
Service providers that help other businesses to pool information from different payment accounts on behalf of customers will not be subject to regulation under new UK payment services laws if they do not deliver the aggregated data to the customer themselves,... 19 Sep 2017
Virtual currency exchanges in China have been told to close down their operations, according to a news publisher that reports on the industry. 18 Sep 2017
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