Blog - January 2017

  • The Cross Border Payments Controversy

    Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by David WoolcockNo comments

    What is the correct price for your dollars, euro’s, yen and sterling (plastic or otherwise!) – a controversy swirls… While newspapers mull over the release of a plastic fiver, (the UK’s five pound note for my foreign readers’ edification), issued on Tuesday this week (13th September) an article in the London Times has stirred up an old controversy. For all the regulation that exists and is ...

  • Building Societies – the mutual or demutualised regulatory debate

    Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 by David WoolcockNo comments

    Continuing on from our last blog which highlighted the background to the emergence of the Building Society market , we are looking in more detail at the regulatory journey the sector has been on. In our next blog we will be taking a more detailed view on how regulation is impacting the market now and in the future. We will look at how the current situation and future impacts on the sector. By the ...

  • Building Societies regulation–SMR, MiFID II, PRIIPs KIDs-what's in store?

    Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017 by David WoolcockNo comments

    Following on from our previous blog which looked at the journey of Building Society regulation so far, we are going to look at the current situation and future impacts on the sector. The regulation of Building Societies has moved from the Building Societies Commission to the FSA and as a result of this the FCA and PRA are the bodies now responsible for regulatory oversight of the sector. This ...