Financial Services Law

It’s the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns that make Financial Services such a fascinating and challenging area of law. Advising clients in the here and now, or helping them plan ahead, how are you sure you haven’t missed something?

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Clear, concise practice notes, checklists, timelines, precedents and charts give you just what you need to know – with links to sources like the FSA Handbook, the Journal of International Banking & Financial Law, and Butterworths Financial Regulation Service, as well as legislation and key websites for the fuller picture. And, importantly, news alerts and analysis to help you stay that step ahead.

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Financial Services guidance:

This Practice Note discusses the main Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) provisions applying to appointed representatives (ARs) that carry out regulated activities on...

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Market Abuse Regulation—background and purpose This Practice Note explains the key features of Regulation (EU) 596/2014 (the Market Abuse Regulation), which repealed and...

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Goode: Consumer Credit Law and Practice This volume contains thirteen divisions and states the current law with commentary on consumer credit in the UK following the...

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This Practice Note sets out and examines the consumer credit regulated activities in the Financial Services and Markets 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001, SI...

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BREXIT: The UK is leaving the EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance on...

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BREXIT: The UK is leaving the EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further...

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This Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative preparation for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. It includes a Brexit SI...

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In this Practice Note, references to exemptions relate to persons who are exempt from the need to apply for authorisation from the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)...

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BREXIT: The UK is leaving the EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance, see...

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The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/692 (2017 MLRs), which implement the Fourth Money...

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Background to the Payment Services Regulations 2017 The Payment Services Regulations 2017, SI 2017/752 (PSRs 2017) transposed the recast PSD2 (Directive 2015/2366/EU)...

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Background to the regulation of home finance transactions The regulation of home finance transactions came about at different points in time. HM Treasury announced its...

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This Practice Note explores the measures in the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (Directive 2011/61/EU) (AIFMD) relating to the rights and regulatory...

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This Practice Note discusses the regulatory issues faced by crowdfunding platforms from a financial services perspective. It should be read in conjunction with the...

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In addition to exclusions which are specific to particular types of regulated activity, there are exclusions available for several kinds of activity which are set out...

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Goode consumer credit materials—default and enforcement For further discussion on the topics raised in this Practice Note, a statement of the regulatory requirements...

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