Our partner led teams of lawyers is recognised as one of the most experienced in helping banks and building societies to manage risk. We are committed to developing this expertise to enhance our capabilities and to ensure you overcome the challenges faced now and in the future.
We act for over 30 major clearing banks and building societies, as well as new niche and overseas lenders. Our clients trust us to deliver decisive, collaborative solutions across transactional funding, regulation and policy, fund establishment, business consolidation, mergers and acquisition, tax, real estate, litigation, mediation, complaints' handling, investigations and enforcement, as well as wider commercial areas such as employment and pensions.
What sets us apart is our approach. Grounded in many years’ of experience we believe listening, partnership and keeping things simple leads the way to reduced risk and smarter solutions. We’re committed to innovation, considering every angle and on combining financial services insight with an energetic pursuit of your commercial results.
The London-based banking team at legal business DWF has advised Clydesdale Bank in relation to two recent finance transactions.
A discussion of the responses received to the Corporate Insolvency Framework review.
Lord Adair Turner, former chair of the FSA until 2013, predicted in 2016 that "the losses which will emerge from peer-to-peer lending over the next five to ten years will make the worst bankers look like lending geniuses."
On Thursday 23 August, the UK Government published 25 technical guidance notes on what a "No Deal Brexit" on 29 March 2019 would mean in practice, covering a range of issues including imports, medicines, workplace rights, financial services and the future of EU funded programmes.
Whilst the reality of Brexit is unknown, it is crucial that the business strategy for both survival and growth is reassessed within the context of the Brexit agenda. Businesses cannot expect or wait for Government to understand all of their needs and must take a proactive stance.
The UK’s total consumer debt bill is close to £200bn and is growing at its fastest rate for 12 years. There are some troubling parallels with 2008 and what is happening in today’s credit-fueled car market.
The FCA’s recent consultation on staff remuneration and incentives should really come as no surprise to lenders, but its reach beyond regulated lending into sales practices in retailers and dealers, the success of whose businesses is down to the growth in retail finance, may cause shockwaves throughout that sector but should it come as any real surprise, even more so for those involved in collections?
We have a proven track record for providing consistently strong, practical, commercial solutions to banks, building societies and other financial services' clients.