Financial services regulation

December 4, 2019

EU to launch its own version of Bitcoin

Lucy Priestman discusses the recent announcement by the EU to create its own virtual currency.
November 16, 2019

The Fall of WeWork and the Mechanics of Public Offerings

This article covers the attempt of WeWork to become a publicly-traded company. The case study is followed by a summary of how initial public offerings works and the related legislation, to give you an overview of the challenges such strategies may pose.
November 1, 2019

The ‘Big 4’ Entry into Legal Services Industry: Threat or opportunity?

Oluwabunmi Adaramola reports on the expansion of consulting firms into legal services and the challenges this creates for traditional law firms. Such increasing liberalisation of the sector can be attributed to the Legal Services Act 2007. This article aims to examine the threats and opportunities of the trend.
August 13, 2019

Facebook’s Proposed Cryptocurrency, ‘Libra’: A New Money Laundering Tool?

In the second half of 2019, Facebook revealed concrete plans on its intention to extend its operation and services and embark on a project to produce […]
August 5, 2019

Commercial Awareness Update – w/c 5 August

Your round up of the stories that you should discuss at interview this week. Where does the UK remain in terms of Brexit? Reported by Paige […]
July 15, 2019

Regulatory Changes That Enabled the Rise of Challenger Banks

There is an old paradox of banking being one of the most regulated sectors, yet probably the most distrusted business area. The financial industry has undergone […]