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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): The FCA has issued a statement setting out its expectations on complaints handling by firms during the coronavirus pandemic....
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19th May
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Does section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 give full protection to a cardholder for breach of contract when booking services used by the...
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Application of the FCA's COBS 4 rulesBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit...
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Remuneration Code for BIPRU firmsBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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IFPRU Remuneration CodeBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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19th May
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PRA-regulated activities and the scope of PRA regulationAs a result of the 2008 banking crisis, the government made a number of changes to the UK...
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19th May
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Regulated mortgage contracts and home finance transactions definedBackground to the regulation of home finance transactionsThe regulation of home...
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19th May
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Exempt consumer credit agreements under the FSMA 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001This Practice Note seeks to explain the types of agreements...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Kellner of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Jacqui Hatfield of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe 19th May
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What are regulated activities?Under the general prohibition a person cannot carry out a regulated activity, or purport to carry out a regulated...
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19th May
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The Financial Services Compensation SchemeBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Honor Levy of LexisNexis 19th May
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The general prohibition and implications of its breachThe general prohibitionUnder section 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA...
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19th May
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Recognised investment exchangesBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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19th May
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Conduct Rules for SM&CR FirmsBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Compton and Lauren Smith of Mayer Brown International LLP 19th May
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FCA inducements rulesBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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19th May
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Brexit and financial services—the financial services contracts regime (FSCR)This Practice Note considers the financial services contracts regime...
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Second Wire Transfer Regulation (EU WTR2 and UK WTR2)—essentialsThe Second Wire Transfer Regulation (EU) 2015/847 (WTR2), also known as the Funds...
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1st Aug
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Do fuel cards fall within scope of the payment services regulations or payment services directives?A fuel card could be viewed as a ‘payment...
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31st Jul
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Does the recast Payment Services Directive prevent firms from charging a fee for accepting credit card payments?The Payment Services Regulations 2017,...
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31st Jul
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Payment Accounts Directive—essentialsBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Jeanette Burgess of Walker Morris 31st Jul
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The regulation of payment services providers—essentialsScope of this Practice NoteThis Practice Note provides an overview, and highlights the key...
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31st Jul
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Impact of Brexit: Payment accounts—quick guideThis Payment Accounts Directive (Directive 2014/92/EU) (PAD) quick guide details UK legislation and...
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31st Jul
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Payment Services Regulations 2017—authorisation and passporting rightsBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of...
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31st Jul
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What is the difference between bitcoin and blockchain?What is bitcoin?Bitcoin is a digital token that lets you send money to any person in the world...
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31st Jul
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Security requirements for mobile paymentsIntroductionThis Practice Note outlines the key legal issues regarding security faced by mobile payment...
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Produced in partnership with Puesan Lam of DLA Piper 31st Jul
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Open Banking—one minute guideBREXIT: The UK is leaving EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on...
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31st Jul
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Payment Services Regulations 2017—criminal offences and the FCA's and PSR's approachesCriminal offences under the Payment Services Regulations...
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31st Jul
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Regulation of distributed ledger technology applications for financial servicesBREXIT: The UK is leaving EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European...
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31st Jul
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SEPA Regulation and cross-border payments—essentialsBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit...
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31st Jul
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Impact of Brexit: SEPA—quick guideThis Single European Payments Area (SEPA) quick guide details current UK legislation and retained EU legislation in...
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31st Jul
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Open bankingThis Practice Note explains open banking and relevant legal and commercial issues. It covers:•Background•The open banking standard•Third...
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Produced in partnership with Sam Robinson, Duncan Turner and Jon Monks of CMS 31st Jul
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Impact of Brexit: Interchange Fee Regulation—quick guideThis Interchange Fee Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2015/751) (OJ L 123/1) (EU IFR) quick guide...
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31st Jul
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Quick Look Brexit Financial Services Legislation Status Guide—payments services and systemsThis Brexit Financial Services Legislation Status Guide...
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