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Longer term tenancies? Potential implications for lenders

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…

Assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit: FCA publishes final rules and guidance

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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Legal proposals 'fail' disabled

LEGAL groups say they are disappointed by proposals put forward in the Government’s consultation paper on discrimination against the disabled. The paper calls for opinions on a range of issues including employment and access to goods and services. Several professional bodies, including Law Society committees, are preparing responses to the paper which claims “sweeping legislation” […]

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LINCOLN’S Inn barrister Bernard Cunningham was sentenced to 15 months in jail for his part in a tax fraud that resulted in the longest ever criminal trial of its type. Cunningham, of Michael Jump’s chambers at 24 Old Buildings, was convicted on two counts of falsely misrepresenting or concealing the true nature of purchases and […]

SBL slams race advice leaflet

The Society of Black Lawyers (SBL) has blasted the Law Society’s latest advice on avoiding racial discrimination as inadequate. It is calling on President Charles Elly to seek more punitive measures against discriminating firms. The SBL says the society’s initiative involving a mailshot to all firms does not go far enough, and only points out […]

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