Consumer credit, mortgage and home finance

Consumer credit, mortgage and home finance guidance:

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

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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. On 31 October 2004 (a date...

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What is the financial promotion restriction? Under section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000), a person (A) must not, in the course of...

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Introduction to early settlement Borrowers are entitled, at any time, to bring regulated agreements to an end. If they elect to do so they must notify the...

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Firms carrying on a consumer credit-related activity are required to comply with the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Consumer Credit Sourcebook (CONC). Chapter 6 of...

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Consumer credit pre-contract requirements In its Consultation Paper entitled 'Detailed proposals for the FCA regime for consumer credit (CP13/10), the Financial Conduct...

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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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The FCA consumer credit regime On 1 April 2014, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) assumed responsibility for consumer credit regulation from the Office of Fair...

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The Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA 1974), the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000) and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities...

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This Practice Note looks at key aspects of consumer protection within the UK financial services regulatory system. The UK’s regulatory structure, combined with...

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What is a consumer redress scheme? Rule making powers came into force in 2010 which afforded the predecessor to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Financial...

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Definition of credit limit A credit limit is used in running-account credit agreements and is the maximum amount the borrower can drawdown, disregarding any term of the...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information on the data protection regime before 25 May 2018 and reflects the position under the Data Protection Act 1998....

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Debt advice This Practice Note examines the rules debt management firms must follow under Chapter 8 (Debt Advice) of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Consumer...

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The debt sale and purchase market in the UK The debt sale and purchase market has for some time been very active throughout the UK. It is an important way for lenders and...

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A consumer credit agreement is an agreement between an individual (the debtor) and any other person (the creditor) by which the creditor provides the debtor with credit...

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