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Two months from today, on 13 January, the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2)1 will come into effect across the European Union (EU).
Economist Dr Andy Sloan, Acting Director of Strategy for Guernsey Finance, on the latest and unfair attacks directed at the British offshore finance centres.
Economist Dr Andy Sloan, Acting Director of Strategy for Guernsey Finance, shares his thoughts on what he regards as a strategic threat to the City of London arising from the continuing aftermath of the so called ‘Paradise Papers'.
The Hillview Group has expanded its investment offering with the launch of its first real estate fund.
Guernsey-headquartered Louvre Group has formed a strategic alliance with legal and corporate services firm M/HQ Dubai to enhance its specialist fiduciary services offering from the United Arab Emirates.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Some of the plans submitted by UK-headquartered banks wishing to continue to operate in the euro area after Brexit have been criticised as inadequate by financial regulators.
Shepherd & Wedderburn
Market investigations are a special tool available to the CMA under the Enterprise Act 2002 (the EA 02), which allow the CMA to look in a wide-ranging way at how well competition is working in a particular market...
Pinsent Masons LLP
The FCA released a consultation paper (CP17/37) [03.11.17] on Industry Codes of Conduct and Discussion Paper on FCA Principle 5. The FCA are consulting because their "expectations of authorised firms"...
Welcome to the sixth edition of the Deloitte European CFO Survey, an important initiative of the Deloitte EMEA CFO Programme.
Clyde & Co
In July the FCA opened its MiFID II ancillary exemption notification portal.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 31 August 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") published its 18th Primary Market Bulletin, which focuses on proposed new guidance for sponsors to ensure they understand their responsibilities...
Womble Bond Dickinson
The Bank of England (BoE) has published a summary of the responses it has received to its white paper (published in June 2017) on sterling risk-free reference rates (RFRs).
Womble Bond Dickinson
The UK government has now published its response to the Report.
Keystone Law
There have been many newcomers to the FCA-regulated sector over recent years with the transfer of consumer credit, joining the authorised sectors more seasoned to the vagaries of regulation.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Welcome to Insurance Briefing - a fortnightly round-up of insurance legal and business developments published on Out-Law - with analysis and commentary from the insurance team at Pinsent Masons.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 13 July 2017, the FCA published a consultation paper (CP17/21) on its proposal to amend the listing regime to include a new fourth category of premium listing available to companies...
Pinsent Masons LLP
Everyday consumers have been advised not to invest in cryptocurrency contracts for difference (CFDs) by the UK's City watchdog.
In our recent report, "The next frontier", we detailed our views on where automated financial advice - more commonly known as 'robo advice' - could spread beyond investments.
Brodies LLP
Ethical finance and investment is growing momentum globally and nationally at an exceptional pace.
This judgment of the Supreme Court was given in the context of proceedings to enforce an arbitration award. It is interesting in its consideration ...
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