Greenclose v National Westminster Bank plc

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Template:M tldr casenote Greenclose v National Westminster Bank plc

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A fine example of that old legal maxim anus matronae parvae malas leges faciunt: Little old ladies (and, in this case, aggrieved Welsh hotel owners) make bad law, Greenclose v National Westminster Bank plc (judgment) opines on the apparently harmless Notices Section (12) of the 1992 ISDA. It considers the meaning of “electronic messaging system” and, saucily, finds that it does not include email.

Let me say that again, in case you missed it: in the eyes of the current common law email does not count as an “electronic messaging system.

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  • The loan and the interest rate hedge: the strange history of banks ripping off small businesses by selling them unnecessarily complicated loan and swap packages
  • Schoolboy errors, and pricing options to roll off during the grundle
  • Is email an “electronic messaging system”? It is, right? Right? GUYS?

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