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Children’s exposure to TV ads for gambling and alcohol: a 2019 update

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published a report on children’s exposure to TV ads for alcohol and gambling, providing exposure figures for 2019. The UK advertising rules contain scheduling restrictions designed to reduce significantly under-18s’ exposure to ads for age-restricted product categories such as alcohol and gambling. Reflecting that, reporting on exposure data forms part of the ASA ongoing [...]

May 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Children’s exposure to TV ads for gambling and alcohol: a 2019 update

FCA announces support for customers who are struggling to pay their mortgage due to coronavirus

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced proposals which will continue support for customers who are struggling to pay their mortgage due to coronavirus (Covid-19). The proposal outlines the options firms will be required to provide customers coming to an end of a payment holiday, as well as those who are yet to request one. [...]

May 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on FCA announces support for customers who are struggling to pay their mortgage due to coronavirus

FINSIA – The regulators: Priorities updated

Opening remarks by James Shipton, Chair, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, to the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) webinar ‘The Regulators: Priorities Updated’, 21 May 2020. Introduction Thanks Chris. Thanks to you and FINSIA for this important initiative. Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) is a keen supporter of FINSIA’s efforts to promote greater [...]

May 21st, 2020|Comments Off on FINSIA – The regulators: Priorities updated

Building supply companies abandon merger during CMA investigation

Kingspan has abandoned its proposed deal with Building Solutions during an in-depth Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) probe. The CMA has therefore today confirmed that it will be cancelling its Phase 2 merger investigation into the takeover. Kingspan is the leading provider in the UK of standard foam sandwich panels, which are commonly used as [...]

May 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Building supply companies abandon merger during CMA investigation

2020 Small Business Forum to be held virtually

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will virtually host its 39th annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on the afternoon of June 18, 2020. The Forum is a unique event where members of the public and private sectors gather to craft suggestions for policy impacting emerging businesses and their investors, from startups to smaller public [...]

May 21st, 2020|Comments Off on 2020 Small Business Forum to be held virtually

EBA publishes Report on interlinkages between recovery and resolution planning

The European Banking Authority (EBA) publishes a Report, which assesses interlinkages between recovery and resolution planning under the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD), with the aim of enhancing synergies between the two phases and ensuring consistency in their potential implementation. Although formally separated under the BRRD, recovery and resolution planning could be seen as [...]

May 20th, 2020|Comments Off on EBA publishes Report on interlinkages between recovery and resolution planning