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Fourth Money Laundering Directive

The Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (“MLR 2017“) are yet to be finalised but are due to take effect on 26 June 2017. The MLR 2017 will implement several changes, particularly to risk management. The Joint Money Laundering Steering Group, an …

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Recent European Case Law looks at requirements for consumer terms to be plain and intelligible

Is it time to ditch traditional drafting principles? Traditional approaches to drafting, and a desire to ensure full protection in terms and conditions for the lender, and cover for every eventuality, as well as a desire to minimise cost, may …

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FCA Business Plan 2017/18

The FCA recently published its business plan for 2017/18 focusing on a number of cross sector priorities to help it meet its main statutory objectives. There are seven financial market sectors which the FCA considers, including, among others, retail banking …

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A review of secret commissions – Hurstanger revisited

The Court of Appeal held in the case of Hurstanger Limited –v- Wilson [2007] 1W.L.R.2351 that an undisclosed commission paid to a fiduciary agent of another party, is  considered akin to a “bribe” and may be recoverable against either the …

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