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Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…

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The results of a large-scale survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2017 indicated, among other things, that: 75% of UK adults had one or more consumer credit products or loans in the previous 12 months; 4.1 million people were “in difficulty” because they had already failed to pay domestic bills or meet credit […]

Open Banking, fintech and the Brexit hokey cokey

By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]

FCA consultation on a Global Financial Innovation Network

By Russell Kelsall On 7 August 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation on the creation of a Global Financial Innovation consultation. With innovation in the global financial services market rapidly increasing, it is important for firms to consider the options for building, implementing and sharing experiences of digital solutions.

Austria: The DPA’s strict view on retention periods

At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]

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Price Waterhouse wins crime specialist

TOP white collar crime specialist Anthony Vernon is leaving City law firm Richards Butler for accountants Price Waterhouse. The highly rated 41 year-old partner joined Richards Butler in June 1992 from Boodle Hatfield. Business development manager Geoffrey Parker says client confidentiality prevents him from commenting on Vernon’s caseload. Parker says no assistants are leaving with […]

Hardwicke underlines its expansionist policy

HARDWICKE Building is to take on two new women barristers as part of long-term plans to build Britain’s first 100-strong set. The Lincoln’s Inn chambers now has 56 tenants, including 15 women. The two will work as part of the chambers’ growing civil department. Julia Jarzabkowski will work in property and commercial, while Emily Formby […]

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