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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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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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Background to the FCA consumer credit authorisation regime Since 1 April 2014 the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been responsible for regulating...

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Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) is a principles-based initiative. Under the regulatory regime authorised firms must pay due regard to the interests of their customers and...

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The Principles for Businesses—Principle 6 The Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) Principles for Businesses are a general statement of the fundamental obligations of...

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What is the Consumer Rights Act 2015? The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA 2015) was a landmark in the field of consumer law and took effect from 1 October...

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This year’s annual round-up reviews some of the most significant consumer finance developments of 2017 and previews what is on the horizon for 2018 relating to consumer...

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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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What is a Green Deal plan? A Green Deal plan is the contract between the property improver (and bill payer, if different from the improver) and the Green Deal provider...

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The Green Deal The Green Deal is a scheme, originally designed by the government, now backed by private investors, that enables landlords and tenants to make energy...

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Code of Practice Green Deal Code of Practice (version 5), section 3, which must be adhered to by all participants (providers, assessors and installers) and certification...

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Regulated activities—general For an activity to constitute a regulated activity under Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000), it must be...

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Introduction Directive 2008/48/EC on credit agreements for consumers (Consumer Credit Directive) was adopted by the European Parliament on 23 April 2008...

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The UK implemented the provisions of the Directive 2008/48/EC, Consumer Credit Directive (CCD) through amendments to the then existing consumer credit regime under the...

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This Practice Note considers the redress mechanisms for consumer card payments under section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA 1974) and chargeback, available for...

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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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Since 1 April 2014, the regulation of consumer credit in the UK has been the responsibility of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Regulation of consumer...

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Credit brokerage under the consumer credit regime Since April 2014, the regulation of consumer credit in the UK has been overseen by the Financial Conduct...

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Regulatory reporting From 1 October 2014, the regulatory reporting requirements contained in Chapter 16 of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Sourcebook on...

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The requirements to have robust systems and controls in a regulated firm to prevent money laundering originate from: • the Money Laundering, Terrorist...

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This Practice Note provides a guide to the elements of the UK anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CFT) regulatory regime as it applies to...

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This Practice Note seeks to explain the key exemptions that apply in relation to the FCA consumer credit regime. It does not deal with green deal plans or regulated...

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The roles of nominated officer and money laundering reporting officer A nominated officer is an individual who is nominated by a firm to receive disclosures under Part 7...

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This Practice Note examines some of the key aspects of regulation applicable to high-cost short-term credit (HCSTC), often referred to as pay-day lending,...

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