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A watching eye on financial services regulation

What lies ahead for UK payments and retail banking regulation in 2019?

2018 was dominated by preparations, or talk about preparations, for Brexit and 2019 started out in the same vein, with many firms planning for the worst while hoping for the best.

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Card acquiring services: UK Payment Systems Regulator launches its market review

The UK Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has kicked off its market review into card-acquiring services with the publication of its final terms of reference (ToR). For affected firms,...

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The FCA consults on amendments to the SMCR: Excludes Head of Legal from the Senior Managers Regime and clarifies the scope of the Certification Regime

On 23 January 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation paper (CP19/4) on optimising the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). This paper consults on a ...

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FCA finalised guidance on fairness of variation terms in financial services consumer contracts: the devil's in the detail

The FCA published their finalised guidance on the fairness of variation terms in financial services consumer contracts under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 on 19 December 2018.

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High Cost Credit Review: Overdrafts but not as you know them…

The FCA has published final rules and a further consultation paper setting out reforms to the UK overdraft market alongside its Strategic Review of Retail Business Banking Models.

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