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RPC Insurtech in brief - September 2021

Published on 14 September 2021. By Neil Brown, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Lauren Murphy, Associate and Marsha Williamson, Senior Associate

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Welcome to the September edition from RPC of Insurtech in brief, providing you with a handful of snappy monthly updates from the industry.

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RPC Insurtech in brief - August 2021

Published on 16 August 2021. By Neil Brown, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Lauren Murphy, Associate and Marsha Williamson, Senior Associate

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Welcome to the August edition from RPC of Insurtech in brief, providing you with a handful of snappy monthly updates from the industry.

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RPC Insurtech in brief - July 2021

Published on 16 July 2021. By Neil Brown, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Lauren Murphy, Associate and Marsha Williamson, Senior Associate

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Welcome to the July edition from RPC of Insurtech in brief, providing you with a handful of snappy monthly updates from the industry.

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RPC Insurtech in brief - June 2021

Published on 17 June 2021. By Neil Brown, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Lauren Murphy, Associate

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Welcome to the June edition from RPC of Insurtech in brief, providing you with a handful of snappy monthly updates from the industry.

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RPC Insurtech in brief - May 2021

Published on 10 May 2021. By Neil Brown, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Lauren Murphy, Associate

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Welcome to the May edition from RPC of Insurtech in brief, providing you with a handful of snappy monthly updates from the industry.

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RPC Insurtech in brief April 2021

Published on 07 April 2021. By Neil Brown, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Lauren Murphy, Associate

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Welcome to the April edition from RPC of Insurtech in brief, providing you with a handful of snappy monthly updates from the industry.

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RPC Insurtech in brief – March 2021

Published on 05 March 2021. By Neil Brown, Partner and Lauren Murphy, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition from RPC of Insurtech in brief, providing you with a handful of snappy monthly updates from the industry.

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RPC Insurtech in brief – January 2021

Published on 29 January 2021. By Neil Brown, Partner and Lauren Murphy, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition from RPC Insurtech in brief providing you with a handful of snappy monthly updates from the industry.

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RPC Insurtech in brief – December 2020

Published on 15 December 2020. By Neil Brown, Partner and Lauren Murphy, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition from RPC Insurtech in brief providing you with a handful of snappy monthly updates from the industry.

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Insurance special purpose vehicles - the wheels of change in motion

Published on 01 June 2020. By Lauren Murphy, Associate

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On 22 May 2020 the PRA published updates to its approach to the authorisation and supervision of insurance special purpose vehicles (ISPVs).

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New 100% government-backed loan scheme for small and medium-sized businesses

Published on 04 May 2020. By Sukh Ahark, Partner and Lauren Murphy, Associate

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The new 'Bounce Back Loans' scheme (the "Scheme") launches today. The Scheme provides small and medium-sized businesses with loans from between £2,000 and £50,000, such cash to be accessible within days.

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Future Fund

Published on 24 April 2020. By Sukh Ahark, Partner and Lauren Murphy, Associate

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The Chancellor has announced the launch of a £500m co-investment fund for start-ups adversely impacted by the coronavirus. The 'Future Fund' operates through the government matching private sector money with state-backed loans that can convert into equity stakes in the start-up.

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Future Fund

Published on 24 April 2020. By Sukh Ahark, Partner and Lauren Murphy, Associate

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The Chancellor has announced the launch of a £500m co-investment fund for start-ups adversely impacted by the coronavirus. The 'Future Fund' operates through the government matching private sector money with state-backed loans that can convert into equity stakes in the start-up.

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Regulator urges lenders to carefully consider their responses to borrower's potential breaches of covenants owing to COVID-19

Published on 20 April 2020. By Sukh Ahark, Partner and Lauren Murphy, Associate

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The PRA stressed in a 'Dear CEO Letter' that lenders should be flexible with regards to the breaches of covenants that might occur because of COVID-19. The PRA stated that breaches may arise owing to temporary changes to a borrowers' reported earnings, suspension of business or changes to the audit report attached to financial statements.

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The new Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Published on 09 April 2020. By Sukh Ahark, Partner and Lauren Murphy, Associate

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The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) is designed to allow larger businesses to access emergency funding and to give banks the confidence to lend to many more businesses which are impacted by coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme – attempts to address inaccessibility

Published on 08 April 2020. By Sukh Ahark, Partner and Lauren Murphy, Associate

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The UK Government has implemented changes to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme in recognition of barriers faced by SMEs attempting to access the scheme.

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New FCA signposting travel insurance rules

Published on 27 March 2020. By Lauren Murphy, Associate

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Earlier this month the FCA published a policy statement detailing new requirements aimed at helping consumers with pre-existing medical conditions (PEMCs) obtain travel insurance. The new requirements demonstrate the FCA's continuing focus on improving the treatment and protection of vulnerable consumers accessing insurance and other forms of financial services.

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FCA sees SM&CR as catalyst and opportunity to transform culture in financial services

Published on 09 January 2020. By Lauren Murphy, Associate and Jonathan Charwat, Senior Associate

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Its recent 'Dear CEO' letter, the FCA sets out its expectations on firms and Senior Managers in tackling non-financial misconduct. For some time the FCA has emphasised the importance of culture at firms causing financial conduct issues. In this recent letter, the FCA makes clear that non-financial misconduct will be a key focus for its supervision of firms and senior managers.

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