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21 February 2020 Credit broking: know your permissions

To operate lawfully, firms that broker credit to consumers by way of business must be registered with and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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31 July 2019 SFO fail to secure individual criminal convictions following Deferred Prosecution Agreement

On 16 July 2019 the Serious Fraud Office released details of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement reached with Sarclad Ltd in July 2016.

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20 November 2018 FCA whistleblowing review

The FCA are encouraged to find that the implementation of the new rules has encouraged financial institutions to manage whistleblowing cases and concerns fairly, consistently and in a manner that protects the individual whistleblower.

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15 June 2018 Financial Conduct Authority launch regulatory investigation into TSB

The FCA, the UK’s banking regulator, has launched an investigation into the latest banking crisis to affect members of the public, namely TSB customers.

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11 October 2017 Court of Appeal to hear challenge to legal privilege decision

The High Court’s decision earlier this year on legal professional privilege in Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd was surprising to many in the profession.

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17 March 2017 Senior Management Regime and Regulatory References

As of 7 March 2017, firms authorised by the FCA are subject to a stricter regime in terms of obtaining, and providing, employment references.

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21 November 2016 The Tragedy of the Horizon: investment management and climate change

The potentially destructive economic effects of climate change are well documented, yet businesses and politicians alike, are failing to address the issue.

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18 November 2016 FinTech: come for the experience, leave with the culture

The Bank of England has recently made some interesting comments on the value of its FinTech Accelerator, stating that it was set up “precisely to develop our practical experience of FinTech.”

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25 October 2016 What could AI mean for legal services?

Researchers at University College London, Sheffield University and Pennsylvania University have used artificial intelligence (AI) to correctly predict the outcomes of cases heard in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) with 79% accuracy.

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18 October 2016 EU shifts attitude to virtual currencies following ECB fear

On 5 July 2016, the European Commission published a bold plan to bring virtual currency exchange platforms and custodian wallet providers under the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive.

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