Consumer rights are on the rise

From phones to pensions, politicians pledge benefits for buyers

BoE pushes on with bank ringfencing rules

Central bank rejects claims it has watered down plans

Criteria to cut stake in Spain’s Caixabank

Move spares group from capital rules and loosens crossholdings

Santander pilots blockchain payments app

UK bank to use bitcoin technology for cheaper overseas transfers

Prosper Marketplace explores options

Online lending sector under scrutiny after Lending Club scandal

RBC earnings bode ill for Wall St recovery

Canadian bank reports modest improvement in bond trading revenues

Banco Popular €2.5bn rights issue blow

Shares in Spanish lender fall more than 20% on move to raise fresh capital

Oil trader Gunvor secures $1bn credit line

New Asian facility pays lower interest rate

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LionTree bounces back in $78bn TWC deal

Bourkoff’s start-up bank aims to disrupt established order

Banks to save space with desk sharing

Economy drive includes subletting offices and branch closures

Payday lenders see 178% rise in complaints

Companies under fire despite tough new rules in sector

OakNorth takes UK banking into the cloud

Challenger bank to use technology advantage to scale up services

Citigroup fined $425m for rate rigging

Bank knew Tom Hayes tried to manipulate market at former employer

Citi traders’ 2008 manipulations revealed

Staff boasted in messages how far they had ‘moved the screen’

Give bonuses to shop workers not bankers

Shareholders are right to rebel against ludicrous pay packages, writes Diane Coyle

Athens set for ECB debt waiver

Move would amount to big step towards rehabilitation of Greece’s banking system

SFO may need Deutsche traders to turn themselves in

Extradition requests maintained despite Frankfurt Libor ruling

UniCredit: think outside the bank

Picking an outsider to run the lender would send a strong signal

China’s small banks see surge in bad loans

One fifth or more books at risk as debt problem snags the lower rung of the financial system

UniCredit’s new CEO to face four main challenges

Governance, capital, debt and foreign activities top in-tray


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