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The chancellor of the exchequer gave his Summer Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 8 July.
Some things borrowed, some things new: the DFSA consults on the regulation of property and money market funds in Dubai
The lawmakers and regulators in the DIFC have established a strong legal and regulatory framework for those wishing to establish collective investment funds in or from the DIFC.
Addressing concerns over vertical relationships and common ownership in the UK interbank payments systems.
Q&A makes it clear that intermediaries are responsible for mapping of products.
Harder for group finance companies to be exempt from license requirements and supervision.
’Base cost shift’ removed; taxation of managers’ rewards takes another hit.
New legislation will introduce a ‘corporate rescue’ rule, among other things.
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”.
UCITS should look at counterparty risk in respect of the clearing members they use.
Scope to make it easier for intermediaries to finance stock acquisition and develop their own distribution systems.
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.
With significant efficiencies being demanded by Government there is likely to be more pressure to consider the mutualisation of services.
Improvements are needed in due diligence and management...
Those submitting information to the Payment Systems Regulator must be careful to selectively mark sensitive information as confidential.
A change in market conditions/ environmental conditions for any business in almost any sector can lead to considerations – should the client proceed with construction or seek to cut its losses?
Financial Ombudsman Service publishes annual review; Wonga aims for reinvention in new payday lending ads; Woolsey v Payne; and more.
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.