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September 2017

Passenger transport M&A: five years in focus

The passenger transport sector has seen a steady amount of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in recent years. We think this is worthy of attention, so this is the first in a series of blogs looking at M&A activity among bus and coach, rail, ferry and private taxi companies.

Creating a winning business plan - key considerations

When setting up your tech start-up business it is vital that there is a clear direction for the business and a strategy for how you plan to achieve your business objectives.  

Culture may not be measurable – but it's definitely manageable!

The FCA maintains its focus on culture and conduct in the context of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (aka the accountability regime).

Regulator’s spotlight now firmly on COREP returns accuracy

Last year, the PRA issued a ‘Dear CEO letter’ setting out its intention to review the accuracy of COREP returns. Now, the Regulator has started to press ahead with their review, and has issued a wave of S166 reviews to investigate individual business’ COREP processes and procedures. We now believe that the next step will be for the FCA to take the same approach for those firms that fall under its regulation.

Countdown begins for payment services firms

On 19 September, the FCA published Policy Statement 17/19 ahead of the implementation of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) through the new Payment Services Regulation (PSR 2017) and revised Electronic Money Regulations (EMR).

Another Finance Bill!

With the publication of three Finance Bills planned for 2017 it has been increasing difficult to follow what has been included in each Bill and what each of the Bills are called. Our update highlights the recent changes.

Moore becomes CICM Corporate Partner

We joined the growing ranks of leading organisations to become a Corporate Partner of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM).

SAO rotation in the Lloyd's market

The provision of Statements of Actuarial Opinion (SAOs) is an important aspect of the control system that Lloyd’s applies to the society as a whole in order to ensure the robustness of technical provisions and the general maintenance of high technical standards.