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UK credit card borrowing a potential minefield for regulated firms

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Inflation and the rocketing cost of living are putting a strain on spending, creating issues for consumers and firms alike.

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What to look out for in the FCA’s improved representatives regime

September 16, 2022

The UK’s financial watchdog is introducing new rules to its appointed representatives regime amid consumer-harm concerns. 

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Banks too must prepare for the flood

September 12, 2022

As climate change threatens increased risk of floods, banks and insurers have a responsibility to galvanise their insurance policies.

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Forecasts point to a strong increase in digital payments

September 2, 2022

Huge growth in digital payments during the Covid-19 pandemic points to a longer-term trend, with physical payments set to gradually wane.

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Could the UK revoke guarantees for Covid-19 loan schemes?

August 24, 2022

The war of words between the UK government and banks about extensive losses over government-guaranteed loans during Covid-19 has escalated.

Lloyds Bank delivers strong performance

July 4, 2022

The UK banking sector had a strong year in 2021, as the economy rebounded with impressive growth. Burhan Khadbai reports.

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Minding UK employment law

April 11, 2022

When expanding into the UK, US institutions need to be aware of differences in employment law, as well as culture.

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London keeps crown as Europe’s finance capital as Brexit job relocations fall

April 5, 2022

Total planned Brexit-related moves in UK financial services sector drop by almost 60% from peak in 2016. Burhan Khadbai reports.

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The changing face of sharia-compliant retail banking in the UK

March 9, 2022

Al Rayan Bank’s CEO, Giles Cunningham, on the growth prospects for Islamic Finance in the UK, the bank’s pivot towards commercial property and the prospects for sharia-compliant banking in the UK.

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US and UK banks bask in stellar third quarter results

November 12, 2021

Surge in profits driven by pandemic rebound and M&A bonanza unlikely to last, say analysts.

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