Tag Archives: UK

Lending for the Private Rented Sector (PRS) seminar

We had a great turnout on Thursday morning for the Lending for the Private Rented Sector (PRS) seminar at our London offices. We had over 60 external attendees, with clients from RBS, Savills, Barclays, Capita Asset Services, Lloyds Banking Group, and Wells Fargo. Presenters included Francisca Sepulveda of Reed Smith, George Cotterell of Venn Partners, … Continue Reading

Regulatory Updates for the Holiday Weekend

The last two weeks have brought new plans for regulation of financial institutions and financial markets, in both the US and the UK. The global trend toward increased regulation of finance is bound to have significant effects on lending institutions over the next few months and years.… Continue Reading

And Now, Loan Participations from a UK Perspective

In response to my post yesterday on a recent New York case prohibiting a loan participation without borrower consent, my partner Lucy Newcomb from Reed Smith's London office provides a UK-law perspective on the case. It is interesting to note that there is no such thing as the doctrine of good faith and fair dealing in the UK, so we could expect a similar case to have a different outcome in a UK court.… Continue Reading

Reforming Financial Markets – The UK Perspective

While we engage in debate about how to reform our own financial markets here in the US, similar activities are going on in other parts of the world.  There’s a new government proposal in the UK that includes plans to strengthen their regulatory entities, focusing on managing “high impact” institutions, increasing market transparency, improving consumer protection … Continue Reading