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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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Lord Irvine to bolster relationship with UK

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg QC, will become the first cabinet minister to visit the region since the transfer of sovereignty on 1 July when he visits the former colony this week. Irvine has indicated that the main purpose of his visit is to bolster the relationship between the judicial systems of Hong […]

In brief: New department head at Nabarros

Nabarro Nathanson partner David Wightman has been appointed head of the firm’s banking, tax, environment, intellectual property and information technology department. Wightman joined the City firm when it merged with Turner Kenneth Brown two years ago. He will replace Peter Gorty as head of the department. Gorty is to retire in 1998 but will remain […]

US firm hit by loss of UK-qualified partner

In a blow for the London ambitions of US firm Chadbourne & Parke, its sole UK-qualified partner in the capital has defected after only six months. Martin Stewart-Smith, who moved from Ashurst Morris Crisp to Chadbournes in June as a partner in its project finance department, has left the firm to join Cameron McKenna’s projects […]

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