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The Pensions Regulator has finally reached a compromise in respect of the Financial Support Directions it issued in connection with the Lehman Brothers pension scheme.
Finance Bill 2014 download
On 17 July 2014, the Finance Bill received royal assent and became the Finance Act 2014 (FA 2014).
A recent High Court case concerned borrowers who had a buy-to-let portfolio with many of the properties mortgaged.
The issue in Aodhcon v Bridgeco was whether a bridging loan company had taken reasonable care to sell the property at the best price reasonably obtainable.
The CMA is consulting on a provisional decision to refer the market for the supply of retail banking services to PCA customers and to SMEs for a phase II market investigation.
The FCA has published the above consultation paper, which sets out its intended approach to the implementation of a price cap for high-cost, short-term credit.
HMRC clampdown on tax avoidance download
HMRC’s crackdown on anti-avoidance schemes is set to intensify over the summer months.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has published its recommended best practice in relation to lock-up agreements.
Foresight is an easy-to-use legal calendar that outlines major cases, government policy and forthcoming legislation right through to 2017.
In a recent decision, the European Commission confirmed that investors can be found liable where they exercise ‘decisive influence’ over a company and its decisions.
The FCA has updated its AIFMD Latest News. The regulator is advising firms to submit applications as soon as possible, ideally no later than 22 April 2014.
Changes to distance selling rules download
The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 come into effect from 13 June 2014.
The Joint Money Laundering Steering Group: AML final guidance for consumer credit providers download
The JMSLG’s board has approved the final guidance for consumer credit firms relating to their compliance with anti-money laundering obligations.
The start of 2014 has seen the financial regulators begin formal investigations into the troubled Co-operative Bank.
The law has established a party’s right to claim privilege over certain documents to keep them out of legal proceedings.
Marshalling is an equitable remedy for achieving fairness between two or more secured creditors of the same debtor.
An administrator, liquidator or receiver must make a ‘prescribed part’ of the company’s net property available for the satisfaction of unsecured debts.
Andrew Northage considers another case in which the FCA took enforcement action against inadequate anti-bribery procedures — even where no bribery had occurred.
Repeated unmeritorious attempts by the borrower to avoid repossession by the receivers and lender led to the strike-out of the borrower’s claim.
‘Firms must put the interests of customers first’ warns the FCA as it hands down its largest ever retail conduct fine download
Failings by insurance intermediary HomeServe have resulted in the company being fined £30.6m, the largest amount ever imposed by the Financial Conduct Authority for the retail sector.