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The never ending story? PPI complaints jump 72% at end of 2019

United Kingdom - February 20 2020 The deadline for consumers making complaints to businesses for mis-sold PPI was 29 August 2019. In light of that deadline, the Financial Ombudsman…

FCA takes action on persistent credit card debt

United Kingdom - February 18 2020 The FCA is taking steps to address problems faced by borrowers who are in persistent debt due to ever increasing credit card balances. Where a credit…

Dear CEO letter to asset managers warns of further FCA focus on the sector in 2020

United Kingdom - February 13 2020 On 20 January 2020 the FCA published a Dear CEO Letter to Authorised Fund Managers (AFMs). The letter is directed at AFMs that predominantly directly…

The regulator strikes back

United Kingdom - February 12 2020 The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA“) has successfully applied to the Upper Tribunal to strike out an appeal made by P.F. International Limited (“P…

Will English financial services litigators be out of work following Brexit?

European Union, United Kingdom - February 4 2020 Brexit Day has come and gone. The Big Ben Bongs (try saying that after a few glasses of English sparkling wine) have sounded and Britain has broken…

English Court confirms that cryptoassets are property

United Kingdom - February 4 2020 The English Court has now made a clear ruling; “I consider that cryptoassets such as Bitcoin are property“, Bryan J concludes in his judgment in AA v…

Court refuses defendants’ document request at £86million FCA pensions’ trial

United Kingdom - January 28 2020 Last week, the Court prevented two unregulated introducers and their directors (the “Defendants“) from seeing documents linked to an investigation by…

FSCS levy to rise

United Kingdom - January 22 2020 The Financial Services Compensation Scheme’s (“FSCS“) levy for management expenses will increase by nearly 5% to £78.2 million, for the period 2020/21…

Banks avoid liability for failed tax relief plans under film-investment scheme

United Kingdom - January 17 2020 Litigation surrounding film finance schemes continues to rumble on in the High Court. Earlier this month, the High Court in Barness v Ingenious Media…

New Year’s Resolutions: FCA warns insurance firms to tackle non-financial misconduct

United Kingdom - January 14 2020 On 6 January 2020, the FCA published a letter addressed to the CEOs of general insurance firms. This letter sets out the FCA’s expectations for firms…