Tag: Consumer Credit

European Parliament draft report on the proposed Directive on consumer credits

On 12 July 2022, the European Parliament published compromise amendments on the draft report on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on consumer credits. Overall, MEPs want better protection for consumers applying for loans online. The new EU rules aim at protecting consumers online from credit card debt, … Continue Reading

Regulation Tomorrow Plus – HM Treasury’s proposals for buy-now-pay-later

A new Regulation Tomorrow Plus podcast episode covering HM Treasury’s proposals for buy-now-pay-later is out now to stream and download on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. In this episode, Of Counsel, Matthew Gregory shares his insights into HM Treasury’s recent response document bringing buy now pay later businesses within scope of regulation from the Financial Conduct … Continue Reading

Government responds to BNPL consultation

Introduction On 20 June 2022, HM Treasury published the government’s response to its October 2021 consultation on the regulation of Buy-Now Pay-Later (BNPL) products. The consultation was preceded by an announcement from the government in February 2021, indicating that it wanted to bring unregulated interest-free BNPL products within the scope of regulation given the potential … Continue Reading

ASIC releases six-monthly enforcement report: 256 enforcement outcomes and plenty more in the pipeline

ASIC, which is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator, has over the last six months achieved a bumper 256 enforcement outcomes designed to protect consumers and enhance the fairness and efficiency of the financial markets.  These enforcement outcomes included criminal, civil and administrative actions in addition to negotiated outcomes such as enforceable undertakings. While … Continue Reading