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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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Belgian government plans to increase consumer protection

On 18 February 2013, the Belgian government approved a new package of measures (Twin Peaks II). The measures are aimed at increasing consumer protection and strengthening the powers of the Belgian financial supervisor (FSMA). The formal proposals will become publicly available at a later stage. The package includes a range of measures as outlined in […]

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Freshfields freezes associate pay as trainee salaries unchanged again

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has frozen its associate pay rates following the introduction of a merit-based system, with trainee salaries kept static for the fifth year running. The news compares with figures unveiled by magic circle rivals Allen & Overy, Linklaters and Slaughter and May, which have all increased pay rates significantly. Freshfields, which moved to […]

Herbies passes round the hat

Hey you, we need to raise some money and reckon you can help us out. Send us your smackers (£200,000 will do) and we’ll sort you out a bank loan, and maybe throw in a free mag or four if you’re lucky. Hey you, we need to raise some money and reckon you can help […]

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Tech flight: April deals roundup

IT was the place to be in April, with Shearman involved in the sale of the ‘Chinese Twitter’ and Hogan Lovells in on the biggest corporate bond offering the world has ever seen, at Apple If there is a deals winner in April it is surely Hogan Lovells, which received a coup with its instruction […]

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Work Life Quiz: Gary Assim, Shoosmiths

What was your first-ever job? Butcher’s assistant. What was your worst experience as a trainee? My six months in commercial property. It’s thanks to Rosie, the partners’ PA, that I’m still a lawyer. What’s the toughest thing about your job? Inspiring young lawyers to put their clients first, be less legalistic and be more commercial. […]

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