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Financial Services

Clients in the financial services markets are now under more pressure than ever following a series of bank failures and a re-vamped approach to the regulation of financial institutions. Following the restructuring of the statutory regulation of the financial services sector, with the abolition of the Financial Services Authority and its replacement with of three new regulatory bodies, the Financial Policy Committee (FPC); the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA); and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and constant regulatory review from Brussels, it is essential that financial services clients are advised on a commercial, practical and cost-effective approach as to their ongoing requirements under regulatory rules. Our summary overview of the new financial services regulatory structure in the UK can be found here.

Druces is able to offer a tailored service for banks, consumer finance companies, life offices, alternative investment funds, brokers, managers and IFAs regulated under financial services legislation, including the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Financial Services Act 2012. We provide tailored advice, structured to suit the increasingly complex regulatory environment in which our clients operate.

Our approach and advice is commercial whilst acknowledging and understanding the technicalities of the relevant legislation, statutory instruments, rules and guidance books with which our clients must comply. We aim to meet the specialist needs of institutional, corporate finance and intermediary clients through the regulatory and commercial skills of a number of Partners with a wide range experience of advising in this rapidly developing sector. Our approach is designed to be tax efficient, commercial and transactional whilst acknowledging and understanding technicalities of the relevant legislation, statutory instruments and rule books.

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