Gillian Roche-Saunders, Partner and Head of BWB Compliance, has been quoted in a recent FT Adviser article regarding the FCA's 'narrow' decision to define peer-to-peer lending.

According to one compliance expert, the FCA’s decision has meant only 40 per cent of the P2P loans which HM Treasury had intended to be covered by the legislation were actually captured by the regulator’s definition. The regulated activity relating to loan-based crowdfunding is set out in article 36H of the Regulated Activities Order

Gillian comments that “When the Treasury drafted article 36H they were trying to regulate the P2P activity that already existed in the market. The FCA has taken a narrower view, and whether it’s due to unclear drafting or a confusing interpretation this means that P2P firms have had to jump through hoops. There has been a real difference in interpretation between the FCA and the Treasury."

Click here to read the full article on FT Adviser


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Posted on 13/04/2017 in BWB In The Media

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