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Sanctions, ownership and related issues

FCA encourages reporting on financial sanctions

FCA seeks further reporting about suspected sanctions evasion or weak sanction controls

Retail and Consumer

Evolution of retail platforms and marketplaces risks additional regulatory consequences for businesses

The business models of retail platforms and marketplaces can be impacted by financial services regulation – but there are exclusions


Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum launches a UK hub for expertise

A network of UK regulators' research portal will bring together work on the regulation of digital markets and is likely

Financial Services

Not just a consumer duty: start preparing now for the FCA's new Principle 12

Ahead of publishing the final rules around the new principle later this year, the UK regulator has signalled that firms

Retail and Consumer

Opportunity for retailers to participate in card-acquiring market consultation

Regulatory developments may improve retailers' experience when accepting card payments online - but retailers and retail platforms can explore options

Banking and finance

Return of the APP Hydra: Quincecare liability rears its head again

Court of Appeal potentially expands scope of application of the Quincecare duty to individuals giving instructions on their own account

Real estate

New beneficial ownership register for overseas entities holding UK real estate – 10 things you need to know

Overseas entities affected by the new legislation should assess their position now as the deadline for compliance is just six

Regulatory and compliance

Ukraine war: Further sanctions imposed and related steps taken by the UK government

Government designates additional sanctions targets, extends export bans and intends to stop Russian oil imports

Banking and finance

Need to Know: Leveraged Finance Market Update

Upward trend in recurring revenue financing emerges in the European market


How can directors navigate insolvency risk during an economic sea change?

When companies face cashflow and other pressures, early action can assist with the assessment and mitigation of these risks