Regulator of Social Housing launches first of its kind investigation into for-profit housing provider – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 14th, 2022 in financial regulation, housing, news, standards by tracey

‘A housing provider specialising in shared ownership which operates in more than 190 local authority areas in the United Kingdom is under investigation by the Regulator of Social Housing over financial and governance compliance concerns.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th July 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

UK prepares for modernisation of Consumer Credit Act – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in consultations, consumer credit, financial regulation, news by sally

‘The UK government has committed to the modernisation of its consumer credit regime, and plans to give the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) more control over the rules that apply to the consumer credit market.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd June 2022

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

London Metal Exchange sued for $456m over cancelled nickel trades – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2022 in banking, compensation, financial regulation, news, Russia, Ukraine, war by tracey

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has been sued for $456m (£365m) by fund manager Elliott Associates following the suspension and cancellation of nickel trades earlier this year. The claim was filed in the English High Court against the trading platform and its subsidiary LME Clear.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crypto specialists cautiously welcome regulation plans – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Specialist lawyers have cautiously welcomed the chancellor of the exchequer’s announcement that so-called stablecoins – cryptoassets with a value pegged to that of a conventional fiat currency – are to “be brought within the scope of regulation”. The announcement is part of a package of measures, including the promise of a Royal Mint “non fungible token” (NFT), to make the UK “a global hub for cryptoasset technology and investment”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th April 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Three million dead can be part of Mastercard action – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 10th, 2022 in class actions, consumer credit, domicile, fees, financial regulation, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Around three million now-dead people can continue to be part of a mammoth group action against Mastercard after the Competition Appeal Tribunal today ruled that anyone living in the UK when the claim form was filed should be part of the class.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th March 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Russian oligarchs in UK face new laws tackling ‘dirty money’ – The Guardian

‘Boris Johnson has said that Russian oligarchs will no longer have a hiding place for their “ill-gotten gains” in the UK under legislation being introduced in parliament this week.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2021 c. 34 – Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Act 2021

2021 c. 33 – Critical Benchmarks (References and Administrators’ Liability) Act 2021

2021 c. 35 – Armed Forces Act 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Banks forced to refund fraud victims – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 19th, 2021 in banking, compensation, consumer protection, financial regulation, fraud, news by tracey

‘Banks will be forced to refund fraud victims who transfer money to scammers under Government-backed plans to make repayments compulsory.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2021

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lord Chancellor addresses the Cambridge Economic Crime Symposium – Ministry of Justice

‘The Lord Chancellor spoke during the 38th annual Symposium held at Jesus College, University of Cambridge – to give an update on the government’s progress and plans in relation to economic crime.’

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Ministry of Justice, 10th September 2021

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

A solid investment? – Carmelite Chambers

Posted August 31st, 2021 in consumer protection, duty of care, financial regulation, news by sally

‘Will England and Mark Watson consider the proposed new duty of care, suggested by the Financial Conduct Authority and the issues it could bring in the current climate.’

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Carmelite Chambers, 19th August 2021

Source: www.carmelitechambers.co.uk

High Court backs compensation for Provident customers – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2021 in compensation, complaints, financial regulation, loans, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Customers of doorstep lender Provident Financial can claim compensation for mis-sold loans after the High Court backed a partial repayment scheme.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

E-money and online payment institutions: when it all goes wrong – Radcliffe Chambers

‘The 2007-2008 financial crisis and the devastating reminder that banks were not immune from failure, brought about a raft of regulatory changes designed to protect customers and the wider economy. These included, if all else failed, bespoke administration procedures for banks, building societies and investment banks contained within the Banking Act 2009 (“BA 2009”).’

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Radcliffe Chambers, 22nd July 2021

Source: radcliffechambers.com

UK watchdog will not block Provident’s compensation scheme in court – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2021 in compensation, consumer credit, financial regulation, loans, news by tracey

‘The UK’s financial watchdog has announced that it will not formally oppose Provident Financial’s plans for its doorstep lending unit in court, even though it has said it does not support its compensation scheme for customers who were mis-sold loans.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Court refuses to block potential claim against solicitors over fees – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has refused to issue an order to prevent a high-profile collapsed company’s investors from trying in the future to reclaim the legal fees paid by its boss in defending him from a civil claim.’

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Legal Futures, 6th July 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Binance: Watchdog clamps down on cryptocurrency exchange – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2021 in cryptocurrencies, financial regulation, news by sally

‘Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, has been issued a warning by the UK’s financial regulator.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Financial watchdog bans crypto exchange Binance from UK – The Independent

‘Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has stated that Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, is not permitted to undertake any regulated activity in the UK.’

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The Independent, 27th June 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

New Act – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 16th, 2021 in financial regulation, legislation by tracey

Finance Act 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Amigo Loans shares dive as high court rejects compensation cap – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2021 in compensation, financial regulation, loans, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Shares in the UK sub-prime lender Amigo have plummeted on fears that the firm could collapse, after the high court refused to approve a controversial proposal to cap customer compensation claims.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 30th, 2021 in cosmetic surgery, financial regulation, legislation by tracey

Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Act 2021

Financial Services Act 2021

Source: www.legisaltion.gov.uk

Rapid arbitration at heart of new rules for digital disputes – Litigation Futures

‘Non-court-based digital dispute resolution rules designed for novel technology such as crypto-assets, smart contracts, and blockchain applications have been published today.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd April 2021

Source: www.litigationfutures.com