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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.

Islamic finance

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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Wholesale firms prepare for the FCA’s new Consumer Duty

October 18, 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority expects the Consumer Duty to lead to a major shift in financial services. Wholesale firms will need to ensure they are ready to implement the changes required to comply.


Incubator focuses on minority-owned start-ups

October 5, 2022

A new group of start-ups, fintechs included, have been selected for the Libra 2.0 programme, but rumours that the next UK government grant could go to a high street bank are troubling its participants.

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Navigating the regulatory web of Russia sanctions

September 29, 2022

The US, EU and UK have imposed an increasingly complex regime of sanctions on Russia as the war in Ukraine has evolved.

Sharjah court

UAE sends positive signals in matching UK enforcement

September 29, 2022

The United Arab Emirates is consolidating its standing on the international stage as it leans towards reciprocity of enforcing judgements from the UK.

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UK credit card borrowing a potential minefield for regulated firms

September 23, 2022

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. 

Money flood

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.

Contactless payments

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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