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Investment platforms under FCA's competition spotlight

The FCA is launching a market study into investment platforms to assess potential competition issues, following the final report of its asset management market study.
09 August 2017

PSD2 authorisation and reporting requirements: insight from the FCA and EBA

The FCA has revealed how it proposes to implement PSD2 changes to authorisation and reporting. In this article, we examine the FCA's approach and how it might change in light of the EBA's guidelines.
26 July 2017

The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017: What you should know

The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017 are now in force and apply to all companies and LLPs that meet the threshold test. We look at the requirements of the Regulations.
20 June 2017

Innovate Finance reports on the outcome of its Industry Sandbox Consultation

Innovate Finance's report on an industry sandbox suggests exciting opportunities ahead for UK fintech.
07 June 2017

Distributed ledger technology: FCA publishes Discussion Paper

The regulator's Discussion Paper on distributed ledger technology shows its commitment to better engage with UK fintech and highlights some key issues in the technology's development.
30 May 2017

Hotel price parity clauses: bookings, consumers and competition law

A consensus view seems to have emerged among competition authorities in relation to pricing parity clauses imposed by online travel agents, but the sector remains under scrutiny.
19 May 2017

Protecting brand value: online sale restrictions and competition law

Luxury brands often attempt to restrict online sales in case their brand investment is tarnished by becoming available on discount websites. This can potentially lead to competition law issues.
19 May 2017

ECON reports on fintech and the future of financial services

We consider the European Parliament's report, 'FinTech: the influence of technology on the future of the financial sector'.
17 May 2017

FCA delivers speech on cyber-security in the financial sector

In the wake of the recent WannaCry attack, we examine a speech by the FCA on the threat of cyber-attacks in the financial services sector and what businesses can do to manage them.
17 May 2017

European Commission launches Fintech Consultation

We summarise the European Commission’s consultation on Fintech which purports to inform the Commission’s future policy and regulatory framework. The consultation closes on 15 June 2017.
20 April 2017

Government launches a new UK Digital Strategy

On 1 March 2017, the government launched its UK Digital Strategy which is intended to make the UK a leading digital economy. We set out an overview of the strategy and what it means for businesses.
07 March 2017

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Burges Salmon advises Virgin Active on sale of 16 Clubs to David Lloyd Leisure

A cross-firm team of Burges Salmon experts advised on the sale, expected to complete in Q2 2017.  
13 February 2017
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