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Guardian Care Homes v Barclays Bank Plc - LIBOR manipulation: update
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 9 2012

Along with a number of other Claimants, Guardian Care Homes ("Guardian") is claiming approximately £38m from Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays") in relation to a number of hedging transactions it was required to enter into with Barclays as a condition of Barclays providing certain loan facilities


Security trustee fiduciary or mortgagee?
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • February 6 2013

The High Court has recently given judgment in a case relating to the duties owed by a security trustee to mezzanine lenders, in circumstances where


The financial crisis where are we now?
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 7 2013

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" was the cry that famously went up in a peasant's revolt dramatised by Shakespeare 400 years ago


RDR - from commission bias to service bias?
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 7 2012

This morning’s research from Which?, that reveals continuing pressure within the big banks to sell, lays bare one of the fundamental shortcomings of RDR: losses result from poor performing products, not commission-biased choices between products


The FSA’s ‘Journey to the FCA’ embeds competition in the FCA’s regulatory approach
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • October 24 2012

Following the June 2011 FSA publication “The Financial Conduct Authority: Approach to Regulation“, which placed the promotion of effective competition at the centre of the new FCA’s remit, the FSA has now published ‘Journey to the FCA‘, which provides further detail on what that will mean in practice


Swap horror not ‘knowledge’ for civil limitation
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • June 18 2014

A recent High Court decision (Kays Hotels Ltd v Barclays Bank Plc) has ruled that a firm cannot rely merely on the terms of an interest rate hedging


FATCA more time to comply
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 18 2013

Not for the first time, the global response to FATCA seems to have taken the US Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by surprise. Given the


No need to plead and no need for CMCs
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • February 27 2014

Those celebrating the common sense decision of the Court of Appeal in Clark v In Focuswill have an additional reason to smile when they read comments


Government signals the dawning of a new regulatory era whilst providing a damning indictment of the current regime
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 24 2013

The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards has proposed to bring about significant change in the banking sector. As noted in Steven Francis'


Which? Why? More importantly, who else?
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 20 2013

Which? And other similar consumer bodies have been granted 'super-complainant' status. How will they use it and, of greater concern, who else might