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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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Britain's judges are the toughest in Europe, says report

The Home Office is being called upon to review sentencing policy following a report which shows Britain’s judges are the most severe in Europe. The report issued by the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO) shows English and Scottish judges favour longer jail terms than their counterparts from other European countries, […]

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Reynolds Porter Chamberlain says a recent ruling by the Court of Appeal will stop parties unconnected with a court case from undertaking fishing expeditions through previously publicly unavailable documents. In response to an application by insurance firm FAI, who wanted to inspect a wide range of documents even though they were not part of the […]

Wallpaper row on a roll

THE infamous wallpaper debacle rolls on. Last year, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine came under fire for his “Cardinal Wolsey lifestyle”, when he lashed out u300 per roll on wallpaper. Now it is the turn of Lord Strathclyde, Tory chief whip in the House of Lords, whose walls are also stylishly adorned by Pugin patterns […]

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