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Ellinger, Lomnicka & Hare: Ellinger's Modern Banking Law 5e

Web links

The following web links are useful for locating general legal resources, including resources relevant to banking law:

British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII)
www.bailii.org

United Kingdom Supreme Court
www.supremecourt.gov.uk/index.html

Law Commission of England and Wales
www.lawcom.gov.uk

Acts of Parliament
www.opsi.gov.uk/acts

United Kingdom Parliament
www.parliament.uk

United Kingdom Government
www.direct.gov.uk/homepage/fs/en

EU legislation
http://europa.eu/documentation/legislation/index_en.htm

EU Commission (Internal Market: Banking)
http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/bank/index_en.htm


In addition to the general legal websites above, readers may find the following web links particularly useful for sources that are specific to banking law:

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
http://www.bis.org/bcbs/index.htm
A committee of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) that (inter alia) sets the international standards on capital adequacy for banks (most recently 'Basel III').

Financial Services Authority (FSA)
www.fsa.gov.uk
This website is operated by the principal body that regulates banks and the financial services industry generally.

Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS)
www.financialombudsman.org.uk
The website for this disputes solution procedure for consumer complaints against businesses providing financial services (including banks).

Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
www.oft.gov.uk
This website is operated by the body that regulates inter alia the offering of consumer credit in the United Kingdom.

Bank of England
www.bankofengland.co.uk
This website is operated by the United Kingdom’s Central Bank.

Her Majesty's Treasury (HMT)
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/fin_sector_banking_index.htm
This part of HMT's web-site contains the material relevant to financial services regulation (for which the Treasury is the responsible government department).

British Bankers’ Association
www.bba.org.uk
This website is operated by the leading trade association for the United Kingdom banking and financial services sector.

Lending Standards Board
www.lendingstandardsboard.org.uk
This website is operated by the organization that monitors and enforces compliance with the Lending Code, the text of which can also be found on the website.

United Kingdom Payments Council
http://www.theukcardsassociation.org.uk/
This website is operated by the umbrella organization for the various payment clearing systems operating in the United Kingdom.

The Cheque and Credit Clearing Company
www.chequeandcredit.co.uk
This website is operated by the company responsible for clearing cheques and paper-based credit transfers in the United Kingdom.

BACS Payment Services Ltd
www.bacs.co.uk
This website is operated by the company responsible for processing direct debit payments.

CHAPS Co Ltd
www.chapsco.co.uk
This website is operated by the company responsible for processing CHAPS Sterling transfers and the new ‘Faster Payments Service’.

SWIFT UK
www.swift.com
This website is operated by the membership organization representing the community of SWIFT users in the United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom Cards Association
http://www.theukcardsassociation.org.uk/
This website is operated by the leading trade association for the United Kingdom cards industry.

LINK
www.link.co.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
This website is operated by the company responsible for the cash machine network in the United Kingdom.

Financial Fraud Action UK
www.financialfraudaction.org.uk
This website represents the brand name under which the financial services industry co-ordinates its activity to combat fraud.

Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit
www.financialfraudaction.org.uk/Police-The-dcpcu.asp
This website is operated by a specialist police unit responsible for investigating serious organized card and cheque fraud.


Web links relating to Chapter 4: Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
http://www.fatf-gafi.org
The website of the inter-governmental body developing and promoting policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

Egmont Group
http://www.egmontgroup.org
The website of the international network of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) promoting co-operation between them, especially by information exchange, training and the sharing of expertise.

Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG)
http://www.jmlsg.org.uk
The website of the group (made up of the leading UK Trade Associations in the Financial Services Industry) that publishes the 'JMLSG Guidance' (available on the website), which articulates good practice and gives guidance in countering money laundering.

Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)
http://www.soca.gov.uk
The website of the agency is responsible for investigating (inter alia) money laundering offences.