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RPC trainees post on interesting and useful business concepts and ideas. From timeless to topical, the blog examines issues that businesses face and ways to learn and respond.

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The ‘Meghan effect’: its impact on retailers

Topic: Trainees take on business 18.05.2018 Read more
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The "I dos" and don'ts of Royal marketing and merchandise

Topic: Trainees take on business 17.05.2018 Read more
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Raise a glass to Harry and Meghan

Topic: Trainees take on business 16.05.2018 Read more
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A royal impact on the economy?

Topic: Trainees take on business 15.05.2018 Read more
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Unlocking blockchain in the insurance industry

Topic: Trainees take on business 03.05.2018 Read more
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A Virtual Reality Check

Topic: Trainees take on business 25.04.2018 Read more
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Can the WTO assist British trade post-Brexit?

Topic: Trainees take on business 26.03.2018 Read more
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Open Banking: a slow revolution?

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Published by Katie Fry-Paul, Trainee Solicitor

The European Commission's Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) was implemented on 13 January 2018, with little fanfare. However, the ideas that PSD2 seeks to promote look set to change the face of banking, both for service providers and for customers. Amongst other requirements, PSD2 obliges banks to allow authorised Account Information Service Providers (AISPs) and Payment Initiation Service Providers (PISPs) access to customer account data, where the customer has given both the bank and the AISP or PISP permission for them to do so.

05.03.2018 Read more
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The Gig Economy: a Pressure Cooker of Problems

Topic: Trainees take on business 20.02.2018 Read more
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ICOs in Hong Kong

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Published by Christopher To, Trainee Solicitor

We have all seen the rise in the price of Bitcoin in the last year, and may also be aware (at the very least) of the existence of ICOs. But what are ICOs? And what legal framework do they operate in? ICOs in Hong Kong.

13.02.2018 Read more