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Islamic finance is booming. Sharia law essentially prohibits investments in certain sectors considered as illicit (‘haram’) and the payment and receipt of interest (‘ribha’).
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s finance litigation experts bring you the latest on the cases and issues affecting the lending industry.
Around 1,500 firms regulated by the FCA must now get to grips with substantial changes coming into effect under the FCA’s Client Assets rules.
Finance litigation briefing — May 2014: credit agreement conditional upon survival of supply agreement
In Durkin v DSG Retail Ltd, Durkin entered into a debtor-creditor-supplier agreement to fund the purchase of a computer.
Failing to mention the cost of PPI is a breach of the obligation to communicate with borrowers in a fair, clear and non-misleading way.
In In the matter of Black Ant Co Ltd (in Administration), two charge holders had advanced loans to two companies, which went into administration.
Unless it would be obviously apparent that a guarantor lacked mental capacity when entering into a guarantee, the guarantee is binding.
Anthony Thompson reviews the Budget measures and outlines the proposals for the taxation of gains made by non-residents disposing of UK residential property.
Wealth management and asset management sectors: what you should be aware of in FCA’s Business Plan 2
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s experts outline some of the key issues for which the asset management, wealth management/private banking sectors should prepare.
Accountability — April 2014: when can you bring a court claim that has already been the subject of a decision by the FOS?
According to a Court of Appeal decision, only where the claim arises out of a completely different set of facts or where the complainant has rejected the FOS decision.
The case of Clarke v Barclays Bank plc and another has highlighted the importance of notifying the court promptly if an expert retires or withdraws from a case.
This was one of the issues that the High Court had to deal with in Aodhcon LLP v Bridgeco Ltd in which the claimant entered into a bridging loan.
Most motor dealers regularly carry out activities such as introducing customers to finance companies for the purpose of entering into hire and hire purchase agreements.
As 1 April fast approaches, consumer credit licence holders will be engaged in reviewing their documents, policies and procedures.
In October 2013, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation paper setting out its proposed approach to the regulation of crowdfunding platforms.
In January 2014, the FCA issued guidance on proportionality in the operation of certain remuneration provisions.
In February 2014, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a Q&A document regarding the application of the AIFMD.
A court has reinforced the position that the primary liability to pay under a performance bond is separate from the relationship between the parties to the underlying contract.
The 2001 Law Commission Report led to the introduction of the Land Registration Act 2002. This replaced the 1925 version of that act.
Finance companies are liable to the ultimate customer on the basis of joint and several liability with the supplier — and this includes in relation to fraudulent misrepresentations.