Pre-2002 FLP publications are collected for reference here. FMLC publications—primarily reports and correspondence—go back to 2003. All are available to view or download as a PDF, with collected volumes on specific topics available here. The 10 most recent publications are listed below.
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The Directive (EU) 2021/2167 on credit servicers and credit purchasers (“Directive”) was proposed as part of the European Commission’s strategy to reduce current stocks of non-performing loans (“NPLs”) on EU banks’ balance sheets and prevent future NPL build-ups. The Directive …02 September 2022
- Report: The words “similar contracts of guarantee” in the definition of “contract of insurance” in the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001
Article 3(1) of the RAO extends the meaning of the term “contract of insurance” for regulatory purposes, so as to bring within the purview of insurance regulation under FSMA a range of other contracts, some of which are patently not …09 August 2022
Following the publication of HM Treasury’s response to its 2020 Consultation on cryptoasset promotions and the FCA’s consultation on strengthening financial promotion rules for high-risk investments, including cryptoassets, stakeholders have brought to the Committee’s attention several potential areas of legal …15 March 2022
On 6 September 2021, the Prudential Regulation Authority (“PRA”) published a Consultation Paper setting out its proposed approach to interpreting and applying the definition of an insurance holding company for the purposes of the Group Supervision Part of the PRA …07 December 2021
As part of its response to the global financial crisis of 2008, HM Government introduced legislation requiring U.K. banks to separate the provision of core retail services from other activities within their groups. These requirements are known as “ring-fencing.” The …09 November 2021
The Law Commission has undertaken to review the law of England and Wales and consider reforms to ensure that the law can accommodate digital assets. As a first step, it has issued a Call for Evidence. Given the considerable legal …30 July 2021
The Law Commission has launched a Consultation to ascertain the topics which might constitute its 14th Programme of Law Reform. The Law Commission undertakes this public consultation with a view to submitting to the Lord Chancellor a draft Programme of Law Reform. The FMLC has submitted a response listing, in order …30 July 2021
- Response to FCA Consultation: new powers over use of critical benchmarks under the Benchmarks Regulation
this response to the FCA’s Consultation on its new powers over the use of critical benchmarks, the FMLC has highlighted uncertainties in relation to the BMR generally, which in turn lead to confusion regarding the new powers and the difficulties …17 June 2021
The Working Group has noted with interest the appointment by HM Treasury of an independent panel to review the operation of the legislation relating to ring-fencing and the publication of a Call for Evidence. As the Working Group has only …01 June 2021
- Response to Consultation: European Commission Review of the Financial Collateral Arrangements Directive: 5 May 2021
The FMLC has submitted a response drawing attention to previous FMLC papers on “possession” and “control”, written in 2010 and 2012, which highlight the serious issues of legal uncertainty and material difficulties arising from the definitions of “possession” and “control”.07 May 2021