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What is the outlook for UK banking litigation in 2023?

February 6, 2023

With a multitude of open avenues for litigation, here are the key areas that banks should keep tabs on in the coming year.

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The Quincecare duty: 35 years on, the debate has only just begun

February 3, 2023

The anti-fraud duty has gained recent prominence as upcoming legal challenges threaten to increase banks’ responsibilities in the context of increasingly sophisticated fraud.

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Five key takeaways from the FCA’s AML crackdown in 2023

January 27, 2023

With AML compliance at the top of the FCA’s enforcement agenda for this year, we highlight important focus points for banks and other regulated firms operating in the UK.

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Edinburgh reforms: a dent in the UK’s gold-plated armour?

January 16, 2023

In the race for ‘turbocharged’ economic growth, is the UK putting its reputation for gold-plated financial services rules, which kept risky behaviours in check, on the line? 

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Stressed gilt market conditions shine spotlight on UK DB pensions

January 11, 2023

The gilt market spiral in September, which created a material risk to UK financial stability, has brought defined benefit pension schemes under greater regulatory scrutiny. 

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Small businesses need quicker payments to survive

December 15, 2022

A culture of late payments by bigger companies is leaving small businesses struggling to get by.

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UK regulators ask how big tech could transform financial services

December 12, 2022

Amid a hastening surge of big tech firms into the financial services space, the question of regulatory reform is becoming ever more critical.

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Reductions in force: what employers must consider

November 24, 2022

Layoffs are rising as an economic downturn looms. Employers must take care if they are to make their own redundancies.

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Bank of England given dire warning on climate risk

October 31, 2022

An open letter addressed to the UK’s central bank offers a warning on – and solution to – the “finance-climate doom loop” threatening economic stability.

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Islamic banks struggle to gain ground in the UK

October 24, 2022

Can a focus on digital and a fresh emphasis on ethical finance revitalise the UK's Islamic finance industry?

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