October 20, 2021

Q&A: Credit and debit card surcharges

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From MMC-News The UK government is planning to ban “excessive” fees for using a debit or credit card to buy items such as tickets online. It has gone further than recommendations from the regulator to ban surcharges on debit cards only, by proposing to issue the same ban on credit cards. However, traders will be […]

Anti-money laundering enforcement: warning for residential and commercial estate agents [UK]

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By Jeremy Bouch Shoosmiths On 1 April 2014 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) took over from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) as the regulator of residential and commercial estate agents for the purposes of anti-money laundering. The final act of the OFT was to impose fines totaling £246,665 on three real-estate agents for “significant […]