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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.
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 Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in Santander UK plc v RA Legal Solicitors.
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.
If an individual borrower is made bankrupt or dies or if a corporate borrower goes into liquidation, any receiver appointed loses the agency relationship they would have previously had.
Andrew Northage considers another case in which the FCA took enforcement action against inadequate anti-bribery procedures — even where no bribery had occurred.
Walker Morris regulatory team director Ray Watson provides an overview of the Competition Commission’s working paper on the profitability of payday lending companies.
Repeated unmeritorious attempts by the borrower to avoid repossession by the receivers and lender led to the strike-out of the borrower’s claim.
Since the current UK government was formed in 2010, it has been keen to promote industrial and provident societies and mutuals as part of the diversity of the UK economy.
A recent case has emphasised the importance of getting the drafting of loan agreements right.
Crowdfunding as a way of securing investment is beginning to gain ground on both sides of the Atlantic. What are the current regulatory requirements and how is this likely to change?
Parties to a contract need to be confident that the directors of the company they are dealing with have authority to bind the company. What is the position where the director has no authority?
In Szepietowski v National Crime Agency, the Supreme Court set out a clear test for when the remedy of marshalling should be available to a second mortgagee.
We often come up against the argument from defendant professionals that the lender would not have acted differently even if it had been properly advised.
The judgment in this case gives a thorough and helpful review of the authorities and issues in play when a solicitor seeks to rely on a section 61 TA defence to a claim for breach of trust.
Price cap for payday loans download
In an unexpected and dramatic change of policy, the government has decided that a price cap should be introduced for payday loans.
HMRC has updated Notice 700/56 (the Notice), sections 2 and 17 of which refer to LPA receivers.