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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…

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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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Trademark in-houser joins Field Fisher

Trademark agent Markforce Associates has lost managing director Allan Poulter to Field Fisher Waterhouse. Poulter, who specialises in name clearance projects for brand owners, will become the fifteenth partner in Field Fisher’s brands, technology, media and telecommunications group when he joins in January 2003. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews on 11 December 2002.

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Landwell corporate lawyer Leon Flavell has replaced Chris Arnheim as the accountancy-tied firm’s managing partner Flavell, Landwell UK’s only other longstanding equity partner, will move into the top role while Arnheim, who had little success in growing Landwell during his seven-year tenure, will move to what the firm has termed a “full-time client role”. Arnheim’s […]

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