UK financial shares jump on Scottish poll

Scottish Saltire flags wave in front of the logo for the Royal Bank of Scotland during a demonstration for Scottish Independence, Edinburgh, 21/9 2013 Photo ©:Mark Pinder +44 (0)7768 211174 mark@markpinderphotography.co.uk

RBS halts planning to shift headquarters

KBC ends Diamond Bank sale to Yinren

Chinese investor missed deadline for regulatory submissions

No vote to boost Scottish property deals

Buyers held off on completions until the future became clear

City Insider: Weir’s Cochrane leads Noes

Keith Cochrane, John McFarlane and Masroor Siddiqui in the news

Banks shun nations that need money most

Nomura’s Bennett warns on poor nations access to capital

Nomura’s UK arm rises from Lehman legacy

Bank picks up more business as rivals trim fixed-rate activity

Fed punishes Santander unit over dividend

Foreign banks being held to tough US capital requirements

Albania sacks central bank governor

Ardian Fullani arrested on accusations of abuse of office

Warning on poor nations’ access to capital

Nomura Europe chief says fines on western banks denting ties

EU freeze on Iran bank assets rejected

Move calls into question use of unnamed intelligence sources

Time running out for trust bargains

Wider discounts likely to narrow quickly

Oxfam to sue SEC over rule delays

Aid group seeks transparency on oil and gas companies’ payments

Canary Wharf mall boosts Songbird

Value of property book rises 8.4% in first half

Tax changes hit wealthy foreign homebuyers

Foreign assets face capital gains or income tax

KKR seeks to make First Data numbers work

Payment processor’s debt load falls from $24bn to $21bn

Visa considers options on Monitise stake

Move follows wider losses at UK banking software group

Just Retirement shifts focus to recover

Annuity provider moving into new areas in wake of shake-up

Dubai clampdown on Espírito Santo unit

Bank stopped from handling deposits or transferring assets

Egon Zehnder aims to put women at the top

Headhunter wants a boardroom revolution with 25% female chiefs

Negative interest rates far from absurd

Need for eurozone action forces out boundaries of economics

Hyundai shares slide on $10bn HQ purchase

Mediobanca returns to profit

Net income in fourth quarter hits €69.5m for Italian lender

US warns of further insider charges

Crackdown on institutions steps up with undercover cooperators

State Street trader told to stay away

Move follows review into market manipulation claims

Jump-start for the Aim market

Cenkos and Shore Capital are riding a wave of deals

Banks’ VAT bills set to soar after ruling

Focus on costs shared between HQs and overseas branches

UK corporate pensions back hedge funds

Sector is given a boost after investments fell out of favour in US

South Africa joins sukuk bond rush

$500m sale more than four times subscribed

Wells Fargo eases lending requirements

Less detail needed from borrowers with downpayments of 25%

Why a Yes vote could damage the City

Fears are a Yes vote could be followed with a withdrawal from EU

Apple Pay: don’t bank on it

Wall Street and the tech giant form a relationship on payments

Block traders prefer the human touch

Symbol of Scotland caught in crossfire

RBS banking group created by union faces move south

Top Chinese banks set for $81bn injection

Latest move to prop up world’s second-biggest economy

Bramson pledges to double Electra value

Activist investor fights board’s refusal to grant him seats

Moody’s: rating bank debt

Agency has a difficult task in updating its approach

Cenkos reports sixfold rise in profit

China SOE reform no bonanza for bankers

Banks will keep busy but a rush of fees is uncertain

Watchdog seeks to align pay with results

Move to align remuneration with long-term success of a company

Orange in Africa bank cash transfer links

Partnerships aim to expand mobile money services across region

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