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Latest News in Financial Services UK

  • May 22, 2024

    Property Transfer For Tax Break Not Dishonest, UK Court Says

    Two liquidated London real estate companies failed to convince the United Kingdom Court of Appeal that their former director behaved dishonestly by transferring their holdings to Jersey trusts for less than market value to obtain a tax advantage, according to a judgment released Wednesday.

  • May 22, 2024

    HSBC Can't Use Brexit To End UK Role In EU Body, Staff Say

    High street lender HSBC is obligated to keep the U.K. arm of its European works council despite Brexit, the representative body for European staff argued Wednesday as it challenged a ruling that the bank could exclude the U.K. once it left the European Economic Area.

  • May 22, 2024

    Ex-Goldman Banker Gets Contempt Sentence Suspended

    A London appellate court on Wednesday chose "the road of mercy rather than justice" and suspended a prison sentence for a former Goldman Sachs banker who breached court orders to hand over information concerning the financial assets of the wife of an imprisoned Turkish politician.

  • May 22, 2024

    Hilco Exec Wins £296K After Being Sacked For Whistleblowing

    A tribunal has awarded a former Hilco Capital Ltd. HR director almost £296,000 ($377,000) in compensation after she was unfairly sacked for blowing the whistle over alleged banking irregularities.

  • May 22, 2024

    'Debanking' Complaints Highlight Need For Flexibility In AML

    The House of Commons' Treasury Committee's concerns about bank account closures have highlighted certain counterproductive features of anti-money laundering laws, and the review offers the opportunity for a more flexible approach, says John Binns at BCL Solicitors.

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