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BANKING LAW (LAWSG032) Credit value: 30 credits (12 ECTS)
Assessment method for Masters students: 3-hour unseen written examination
Assessment method for SIL students: 3.000 word coursework essay
The module will examine the principles that underpin the regulation of banking in the first term. It will look at international and EU bank regulation, at the structures of regulation in different jurisdictions and, in particular, at bank regulation in the UK. The module in the second term turns to the relationship between banks and customers in English Law, examining the rights and obligations of the parties before moving on to principles of the law of payment.
to enable students to familiarize themselves with the core principles of banking law
to develop their critical faculties by evaluating the rules, policies, and principles of banking law; and
to develop their analytical faculties by identifying and resolving legal issues relating to the regulation of banks and the relationships between banks and customers
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
identify and understand legal issues arising in banking
obtain a thorough understanding and application of complex statutory, common law and international material.
critically evaluate the policies and values inherent in the structure of Banking Law
Definition of "bank" and evolution of regulation
International banking regulation
EU banking regulation
Structure of bank regulators
Systemically Significant Financial Institutions
Recovery and resolution in banking crises
The banker-customer relationship
Duty of confidentiality
Money and payments
Ellinger, Lomnicka, Hooley, Ellinger’s Modern Banking Law, Oxford: OUP, 2005
To be confirmed
Other information: N/A
Prizes for this module: There are currently no prizes available for this module.
The application process for the 2014-15 academic session, for entry in September 2014, is now open.
Please refer to the How to apply section for information on the application process.