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June’s PLC column: section 75 developments and modern payment methods

28 June

In the June column, Lee Finch considers recent developments relating to section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA), which raise a number of questions regarding the scope and application of connected lender liability especially in relation to modern payment methods. The column can be read here: section 75 developments and modern payment methods


FCA confirms new overdraft requirements

09 June

On 7 June 2019, the FCA published Policy Statement 19/16 confirming that it is introducing reforms to the overdraft market with the aim of making overdrafts simpler, fairer and easier to manage. The reforms include: Stopping banks and building societies from charging higher prices for unarranged overdrafts than for arranged overdrafts. Banning fixed fees for […]


FCA to introduce new rules for P2P platforms

05 June

On 4 June 2019, the FCA confirmed that it is introducing new rules for peer-to-peer platforms. The new rules are intended to protect consumers without stifling innovation in the sector. The new rules include: A limit on investments for retail customers new to the P2P sector of 10% of available assets; More explicit requirements to […]


May’s PLC Column: Enforcement Following Death of Borrower

03 June

In the May’s Practical Law Regulated Lending Column, Thomas Samuels considers the issues that may arise following the death of the borrower, or hirer, during the term of a regulated consumer credit, or hire, agreement in relation to section 86 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA). The column can be read here.