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  • What are the implications of the Financial Conduct Authority's Discussion Paper, 'Our approach to SMEs as users of financial services'? In this article - click on the title to view - we show why 'harmonisation' of SME finance regulation could be better than it sounds.
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    The International Accounting Standards Board published its new lease accounting standard, IFRS 16, on 13 January. Click the title above for Asset Finance Policy's analysis of the possible impact on the leasing market.
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    NewTA and asset finance Posted on 09 December 2015

    In this article (click on title above) we consider the implications of the final recommendations of the UK Financial Services Trade Associations Review for asset finance.
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    A mixed prognosis for salary sacrifice Posted on 26 November 2015

    In the details of the Autumn Statement published yesterday, the Government noted its ongoing concerns about salary sacrifice schemes. We assess the possible implications for salary sacrifice car schemes.
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    Today the Public Accounts Committee reports on HMRC's failures to provide services to customers including small businesses, and the National Audit Office warns of operational challenges and bottlenecks as automatic pensions enrollment requirements are rolled out to 1.8 million small employers. Click the title above for article considering how tax and other regulatory compliance work could be made easier for SMEs.
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    The Competition and Markets Authority's investigation into the SME lending market will publish its provisional findings and possible remedies on Thursday. We consider whether there could be a call for changes to prudential regulation of SME loans including asset finance.
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    9½ Weeks starring Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke wasn’t rated by the critics so it might seem odd to find a reference to this 1986 film about psychosexual stimulation in Leasing Life magazine. This article, written for Leasing Life, isn’t actually about a fictional relationship lasting 9½ weeks but instead a real one lasting 9½ years. It is, of course, the relationship between the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the leasing industry.
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    Last week’s ITV documentary, ‘Cash in hand- Payday loans’ gave us a fly-on-the-wall view of the collections department at payday lender Uncle Buck. We consider the need for a fresh look at how collections are carried out in the high cost short term credit market.
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    Last month it was announced that FCA chief executive Martin Wheatley would be stepping down in September, following the Chancellor's decision not to renew his term of appointment next year. We explore the significance of this for FCA regulated firms.
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    Making it harder to be a bank Posted on 08 July 2015

    How the Chancellor's new banking profit tax surcharge could impact asset finance - and why a small crowdfunding platform in Caerphilly might point towards an answer.
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