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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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Shoosmiths partner joins Reed Smith

Newly-merged firm Reed Smith Warner Cranston is taking on another partner from Shoosmiths to boost its Coventry-based corporate practice. David Cranfield is joining from Shoosmiths’ Northampton office, where he had worked closely with former partner Chris Hill, who left Shoosmiths for Reed Smith in January (The Lawyer, 15 January). Cranfield specialises in corporate finance and […]

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Sticking with the marketing theme, appearance is obviously of vital importance to one’s personal branding. Take Shearman & Sterling’s former head of European acquisition finance Stephen Mostyn-Williams, who is known for being something of a snappy dresser. A recent experience of our friend Mr Mostyn-Williams offers a salutary lesson to readers that there is more […]

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The BSE inquiry had more than its fair of share of desperately sad moments in its 700 hours of hearings. But perhaps none quite so tragic as the testimony of the father of Clare Tomkins, who was then dying from the human form of mad cow disease (CJD), in describing the 18 months of hell […]

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