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9 08, 2019

National Prosecco Day

August 9th, 2019|CAP|0 Comments

Bottoms up without the thumbs down. Bottomless or unlimited promotions, such as brunches, are very popular and a great way to showcase your hospitality. You take the time to plan your menu and brief your servers to ensure people partaking of alcohol do so responsibly, so make sure you do the same with your [...]

9 08, 2019

FCA and CMA team up to improve competition in the claims industry

August 9th, 2019|Compliance|0 Comments

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will work together to ensure effective competition for consumers using claim management companies. This week, the co-operation agreement between the two regulators was updated ‘to reflect the FCA’s new concurrent competition jurisdiction in relation to the provision of claims management services in [...]

9 08, 2019

Ads featuring prescription only weight loss injections

August 9th, 2019|CAP|0 Comments

Avoid the ASA taking a jab you - Ads featuring prescription only weight loss injections. Burning more calories than you consume is the most common self-treatment for weight-loss and for people who are ‘overweight’, a rate of weight loss greater than 2lbs a week is unlikely to be compatible with good medical and nutritional [...]

9 08, 2019

Back to School marketing campaigns

August 9th, 2019|CAP|0 Comments

Back to School campaigns – Advice for marketers. “Back to school” – a phrase welcomed more by parents than their children, often prompts competition amongst advertisers as they look to tap into the annual back to school spending spree. Bearing in mind the rules, particularly on promotions and comparisons, the Committee of Advertising Practice [...]

8 08, 2019

Financial promotions and cryptoassets

August 8th, 2019|Compliance|0 Comments

On 31 July 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published final guidance on cryptoassets in its Policy Statement PS19/22 to provide a better protection to market participants. Section 21 of FSMA provides that a person must not, in the course of business, communicate an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity unless that person [...]

2 08, 2019

FCA focuses on improving treatment of vulnerable customers

August 2nd, 2019|Compliance|0 Comments

On 23 July, the financial regulator launched a consultation on proposed guidance for firms on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers. Launching the consultation, the FCA said that although ‘significant progress’ has been made in firms’ approaches to vulnerable customers, more consistency is needed across the industry. Some firms are still failing to consider vulnerable [...]