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Car Trouble

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Finance firms liable for millions of pounds in compensation if regulators decide their products have been mis-sold Britain’s £40bn car finance market could be heading for a crash. Harry Wilson (London Times) reports growing concerns about the reliance on debt to buy vehicles, and fears a mis-selling scandal. Until a…

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New FCA Proposal – Tough Rules to Cut Billions from Credit Card Debt

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Tougher rules to get millions of people out from long-term credit card debt have been proposed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which will require credit card firms to prompt around 3.3 million customers who have been in “persistent debt” for 18 months to make faster payments, reports Roger Baird…

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Finance Firms to Spend More on Security as Concern over Cyber Crime Soars

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“The rise of more than one third in the number of firms investing in cybersecurity in just 12 months suggests that financial firms are at last waking up to cyber-risks”, says former regulator Vaughan Edwards, now MD of independent regulatory consultancy MediusUK.com. A number of banks have faced cyber attacks in recent…

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Harrington Brooks is Granted Full Authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority

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The new process for authorisation introduced when the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) took over the regulation of consumer credit firms is significantly more rigorous than the previous OFT regulatory process. As part of its new regime, the FCA now requires debt management firms to meet a set of conditions that include…

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Kaplan Joins ‘Leading Edge Only’ to Promote Innovation in Business

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  Global leadership and professional development organisation Kaplan are continuing to encourage and grow their innovation community by partnering with Leading Edge Only (LEO). Kaplan’s leadership and professional development programmes enhance the technical competence and behavioural confidence of an organisations biggest asset, their people. Kaplan offer a learning partnership that…

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