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FCA guidance on supporting customers impacted by coronavirus in the high-cost credit market

The FCA has announced a package of measures to help protect consumers in the high-cost credit (HCC) market. This guidance has been published alongside guidance for customers in the motor finance market and follows on from finalised guidance issued last week in relation to the protection of customers in the personal loan, credit card and overdraft markets.

Banking themes to expect in 2020

Despite the global economy stuttering following months of trade tensions and Brexit uncertainty, and the more recent impact of the global coronavirus pandemic, existing trends in the banking sector continue to march on. In this article, partners Paul Gair and Tim Waller and legal director Harry Parker, give their views on what we’re likely to see across three areas shaping banking at the start of this new decade.

The European Green Deal

The Green Deal lays out a detailed European plan as an initial roadmap for tackling climate change and economic inequality to improve the quality of life of the EU and its citizens. It reviews and resets the Commission’s environmental targets, requires more public investment and increased efforts to direct private capital towards climate and environmental action.

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Top Scots firm opens in Lithuania

GLASGOW practice Bishop and Robertson Chalmers has opened an office in the Lithuanian city of Vilnius. The firm, one of the largest in Scotland, is opening in the former communist state after 18 months of research in the region showed there was a market for providing advice to Western businesses and investors. The office, officially […]

Financings

Top names advised on the Heron Corporation’s completion of a £60 million syndicated loan facility

In brief: Brussels conference for solicitors group

The Solicitors’ European Group is holding its annual conference in Brussels this week. The conference, being held at the Palais des Congres on Friday and Saturday, will include seminars on environmental law, developments in Central and Eastern Europe, the application of EC law in national courts, and mergers, joint ventures and collaboration. Further information on […]

LCD prepares way for flexible aid consultation

THE LORD Chancellor’s Department has promised to be flexible over the tight August deadline for responses to its Green Paper on legal aid reform. A spokeswoman for the department says anyone having difficulty meeting the deadline who approaches the department for more time to respond will be treated sympathetically. “We’ll do what we can, we […]

Joint venture CD-ROM for construction

Linda Tsang reports ELECTRONIC publishers Context and Building Law Information Subscriber Service (BLISS) have joined forces to put comprehensive information for the construction industry on CD-ROM. BLISS is the construction law information service which developed as the library catalogue of construction consultants James R Knowles. The joint venture will provide digests of legal cases and […]

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