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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.
Ireland’s National Payments Plan emphasises the promotion of electronic payment methods.
Financial services newsletter: Financial Services Ombudsman; Consumer Protection Bill 2015; and more
European cross-selling practices and the banking inquiry are among the subjects in the spotlight in this newsletter.
Draft legislation raises concerns that many normal carried interest and co-investment structures could be within the scope of new income tax rules.
Risks around reporting to credit reference agencies following the decision in Grace & Anor v Black Horse
The practical implications of Grace appear to be at odds with the message in McGuffick that creditors are entitled to make adverse credit reference reports about defaulting debtors when the debts are unenforceable.
ESMA is inviting all interested stakeholders to respond to the consultation paper.
ESMA has published a report containing final draft regulatory technical standards for the central clearing of interest rate swaps.
The Level 2 process for MiFID 2 and MiFIR (together MiFID II), which are expected to come into force by the beginning of 2017, is under way.
Eversheds’ payments processing experts set the key findings in this report and what they mean for UK firms.
Amendments to the recently passed draft PPP law have been approved by Jordan’s Lower House Investment Committee.
The European Commission has published a draft regulatory technical standard on own-funds requirements for firms based on fixed overheads under article 97 of the CRR.