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Eversheds’ retail finance briefing is designed to keep you up to date with the latest legal, regulatory and industry developments affecting the retail finance industry.
Welcome additional form of protection for financial institutions and their employees.
Stress on individual accountability and firms’ collective responsibility to avoid recurrence of “ethical drift”.
Opportunities for European and US asset managers, depositaries and custodians.
Business standards and unfair contract terms guide among areas affected.
Retail finance round-up – June 2015: FOS consults on amendments DISP, BoE publishes statistical release; and more
Legal, regulatory and industry news for the retail finance sector.
Those submitting information to the Payment Systems Regulator must be careful to selectively mark sensitive information as confidential.
The regulation applies caps on the interchange fees charged by cardholders’ banks to merchants’ banks every time a consumer makes a card-based purchase.
Financial Ombudsman Service publishes annual review; Wonga aims for reinvention in new payday lending ads; Woolsey v Payne; and more.
Retailers have some key decisions to make if they want to take advantage of technological advances in payments.
Retail finance roundup – May 2015: UK credit card transactions hit new record; misleading advertising; and more
Also: asset finance expands; EU calls for better banking models; and more.
Reporting and the calculation of leverage are among new Q&As in the European Securities and Markets Authority’s paper.
Information on PSR directions starting on 30 April 2015, the UK Cards Association launches 2015 manifesto, the Payment Services (Amendment) Regulations 2015, and the stability of payment systems.
Also: proposals on the movement of capital and freedom of payments.
Aspects of MiFID II of particular interest to asset managers including: commissionss; phone call recordings; costs disclosure; client categorisation; and more.
The FCA’s discussion paper highlights certain aspects of MiFID II which will be of particular interest to asset managers as they prepare for MiFID II implementation.
The National Infrastructure Plan anticipates that around 80 per cent of new infrastructure investment will be funded through private finance.
The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) has been subject to criticism in recent years for higher financing costs when compared with traditional publicly funded capital investment.
The Central Bank of West African States has entrusted Cre´ditinfo VoLo with establishing the first credit bureaux in the member states of the West African Monetary Union.
A recent court decision will affect the group financing arrangements of industrial and manufacturing groups with Swiss financial or cash pooling arrangements.