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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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Litigation outfit Rosenblatt Solicitors looks set to follow in the footsteps of Gateley, Keystone and Gordon Dadds, announcing plans today to list on the London Stock Exchange. The firm, which has long signalled its intention to go public, has not yet offered any clues as to the funds it expects to raise through the listing […]

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Addleshaw Goddard has kickstarted a new three-year strategy for its Middle Eastern arm, aiming to have 70 staff across the region as well as breaking into Saudi Arabia. Led by its head of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Andrew Greaves, the firm will now look to build out of its three existing offices having launched in […]

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Keystone Law has revealed its first set of financial results since its IPO, posting a 24 per cent uplift in revenue to £31.6m for the 2017 financial year. The increase from £25.6m marks yet another year of double-digit growth for the firm, which has seen its turnover nearly triple since 2012/13 when it reported gains […]

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