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This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In a holiday shortened week the Commission began preparation for argument before the Supreme Court in an action which could have a significant impact on its enforcement program. The question for resolution is whether the...more

Blog: The UK’s National Private Placement Regime For Non-EU PE / VC Fund Managers – “Financial Promotions”

by Cooley LLP on

If you’re planning to raise a non-EU PE / VC fund, and some of your investors will be in the UK when you talk or write to them, the UK’s financial promotions rules will apply. Get this wrong, and you’ll commit an offence. Get...more

FCA issues final notice for reduced fine

by Dentons on

FCA has issued its final notice imposing a £50,000 fine against Andrew Wilkins, director of Catalyst Investment Group Limited, for lack of due skill, care and diligence in relation to financial promotions. ...more

FCA publishes data bulletin

by Dentons on

FCA has published its data bulletin, highlighting areas of interest for users. This edition covers: - talking to FCA: this part looks at the innovation hub, letters received from Members of Parliament, information...more

UK Regulator Announces Its Approach to Financial Promotions in Social Media

On March 13, the UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published finalized guidance on its supervisory approach to financial promotions in social media (the “Guidance”). The range of social media within the...more

UK’s Financial Services Regulator: No Hashtags in Financial Promotions

Earlier this month the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), issued its final guidance on financial promotions made via social media channels. As we reported last year, the FCA...more

Alert: Financial Promotions in Social Media for the UK

by Cooley LLP on

The FCA published its Finalised Guidance (FG15/4) on Social media and customer communications: The FCA's supervisory approach to financial promotions in social media on 13 March 2015 (Finalised Guidance). ...more

FCA issues guidance on how firms should use social media for financial promotions

by Reed Smith on

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its guidance on using social media for financial promotions. In the guidance, the FCA made it clear that they understand the power of social media as a...more

Saving to Win Big: Prize-Linked Savings Accounts Are the Newest Promotional Trend

It’s a lottery where you can’t lose, but is it legal? A growing promotional trend being utilized by financial institutions such as banks and credit unions is the offering of prize-linked savings (PLS) products, which provide...more

Case By Case

by Archer Norris PLC on

Bait-and-Switch Credit Card Offer - In a variation on the typical “bait-and-switch” scheme, a bank made a promotional offer of a “no annual fee” credit card, then changed the terms mid-year to require such a fee. A...more

CFPB Identifies Deceptive, Abusive Practices in the Marketing of Credit Card Promotional APR Offers

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued a bulletin (CFPB Bulletin 2014-02) warning credit card issuers to avoid potentially deceptive and abusive practices in connection with the marketing of credit card...more

The Financial Services Act 2012 – Misleading Statements, Impressions and Financial Promotions

by Dechert LLP on

Background - In our previous DechertOnPoints, The Draft Financial Services Bill in the Contextof the Proposed New UK Financial Regulatory Structure and Draft UK Financial Services Bill and the New UK Financial...more

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