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The aim of the directive is to ensure that consumers who purchase a property are protected against the risks. It also introduces EU harmonisation requirements on lenders.
Commercial and technology lawyers at law firm Walker Morris advised PROACTIS on its collaboration agreement with Inspired Capital plc to develop an accelerated payment facility for UK SMEs.
Interest free instalment credit’s exemption from regulation has been extended.
This note sets out the key impact for lenders and lead generators and advises on what they need to do to ensure compliance.
David Hinchliffe of Walker Morris has been named Sports Lawyer of the Year for the second year running.
FCA to launch market study to assess competition in investment banking and corporate services download
On 19 February 2015, the FCA published its initial findings into potential competition concerns.
A new set of accounting standards came into force in the UK on 1 January 2015, replacing all existing accounting standards.
The use of ‘cash shells’ with a quotation on the London Stock Exchange is a tried and tested way of generating the cash to fund an acquisition trail.
Plevin v Paragon — non-disclosure of the amount of PPI commission paid to the lender rendered its relationship with the borrower unfair download
The Supreme Court has ruled that non-disclosure of the significant amount of commission earned by a lender created unfairness in the borrower’s relationship with it.
Walker Morris advises on £40m refinancing deal for Andrew Page Group.
On 6 November 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an in-depth investigation into both the personal current account sector and aspects of SME retail banking.
The Financial Conduct Authority is currently consulting on proposed changes to the rules on complaints handling and customers’ access to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
On 13 November the Payment Systems Regulator published a consultation paper entitled ‘A new regulatory framework for payment systems in the UK’ with responses due by 12 January.
Stamp duty on takeovers download
We have seen an increasing number of public company takeovers structured as schemes of arrangement.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently ruled on the approach national courts should take when deciding whether an arbitration clause in a contract between a bank and consumer is unfair.
The High Court has determined preliminary issues in a professional negligence claim against a firm of conveyancing solicitors brought by a mortgage lender.
The Supreme Court has denied lenders a claim for equitable compensation for a solicitors’ breach of trust that exceeds that of the actual loss caused.
The banking litigation team has been named Law Firm of the Year by Mortgage Finance Gazette in recognition of its investment in its specialist legal expertise.
The CMA is to make a ‘Phase 2’ market investigation reference in relation to the supply of retail banking services to personal current account customers and SMEs.
This is a cautionary tale for lenders to take care that their rights under an ‘all monies’ clause are not lost when enforcement action is taken against individual security in separate actions.