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The roles of nominated officer and money laundering reporting officerA nominated officer is an individual who is nominated by a firm to receive...
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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)...
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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...
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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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26th Sep
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BREXIT: The UK is leaving EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. For...
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Background to the regulation of home finance transactionsThe regulation of home finance transactions came about at different points in time. HM...
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25th Sep
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Goode consumer credit materials—default and enforcementFor further discussion on the topics raised in this Practice Note, a statement of the...
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25th Sep
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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...
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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...
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This Practice Note discusses the main Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) provisions applying to appointed representatives (ARs) that carry out...
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Updated September 2020IntroductionThe Business EnvironmentForming a CompanyFinancing a companyOpening a Branch officeOpening a bank accountUtilising...
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Produced in partnership with Amir Ahmad and Edward Ewart of Reed Smith LLP 25th Sep
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AAl-AjrA commission, fee or wages levied for services.Al-Ghurm bil GhunmThe principle that a party is entitled to gain only if it also bares the...
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25th Sep
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Key features•This is the equivalent of leasing in an Islamic finance structure and is a contract under which the owner (lessor) purchases an asset and...
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25th Sep
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What is Shari'ah law?Shari'ah law is a set of Islamic principles adhered to by Muslims, and is derived from the central religious text of Islam, the...
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27th Sep
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:France; Japan; Malaysia; Philippines; Switzerland; United Kingdom; United...
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27th Sep
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This Practice Note provides an overview of the key considerations that an Obligor should take into account in selecting an appropriate structure for...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons LLP 8th Oct
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Key elements of bai salamAs discussed in more detail in the Practice Note: The structure and required elements of a bai salam transaction, in...
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Produced in partnership with Trowers & Hamlins LLP 8th Oct
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Key features•This is a form of project finance used to fund the manufacturing of goods or assets that are not yet in existence. It is most commonly...
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8th Oct
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A Shari’ah compliant leasing agreement takes the form of an ijarah which can either be akin to an operating lease, whereby the asset is returned to...
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Produced in partnership with Hogan Lovells International LLP 8th Oct
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This Practice Note provides a high-level overview of the key standard setters and participants in the Islamic finance industry and their respective...
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8th Oct
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IntroductionShari'ah (also Sharia, Shariah or Shari’a) (literally, in Arabic, 'the path towards the watering place') or Islamic law is the legal...
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8th Oct
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Murabaha is both one of the most widely used and controversial Islamic finance techniques. Murabaha (often referred to as ‘cost plus profit...
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Produced in partnership with King & Spalding 8th Oct
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Takaful is a means of providing risk-cover conducted in line with the principles of Islam. To understand the mechanics of takaful and its...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Hiba Allam, PhD in Islamic Insurance Law 8th Oct
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This Practice Note sets out the key differences between conventional bonds and sukuk, or trust certificates as they are otherwise known, (the Sukuk)....
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Produced in partnership with Dentons LLP 8th Oct
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The Islamic finance glossary pulls together key definitions and acronyms for terms commonly used in the Islamic finance industry and in Islamic...
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8th Oct
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Key features•This structure is also known as a forward sale agreement and involves the Islamic Financial Institution (IFI) purchasing goods on behalf...
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8th Oct
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Introduction to musharaka—a profit and loss sharing instrument of Islamic financeA fundamental principle of Islamic finance is that of ‘no profit...
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Produced in partnership with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 8th Oct
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Introduction—transactional Islamic financeThere are a number of different opinions and principles iterated by Shari’ah board members when interpreting...
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Produced in partnership with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 8th Oct
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When the murabaha structure was being developed for use in the UK, practitioners understood that the structure's novelty would produce a degree of...
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Produced in partnership with King & Spalding 8th Oct
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Like their conventional counterparts, takaful operators (ie Islamic insurance providers) have a number of ways to distribute their Shari’ah compliant...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Hiba Allam, PhD in Islamic Insurance Law 8th Oct

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