EU to weigh extensive sanctions on Russia

Proposal includes ban on buying new debt or stock of Russian banks

The Bank of England

Mortgage woes set to hit 2.3m households

Number struggling to cover payments expected to double by 2018

S&P could face charges over debt ratings

Rating agency receives Wells notice from SEC

GSK stumbles in the final furlong

Advair drug disappoints as group heads into period of transition

StanChart urged to start Sands succession plan

Chairman weighs search amid rising shareholder pressure

Standard Chartered: bank charges

UK-based lender’s rivalry with Asian groups is heating up

Gowex affair raises ghost of German defeat

Troubles at Spain’s MAB mirror those of Frankfurt’s Neuer Markt

Bricks come loose from StanChart tower

Investors and insiders point to bank struggling to adapt

Deutsche Bank’s US regulatory woes deepen

NY Fed warning on bank’s reporting raises stress test fears

Goldman rebuked over £1m legal fees claim

Judge takes unusual swipe at unitemised bill

‘Uncertainty’ for UK wealth managers

Lower trading commissions for Brewin Dolphin and Charles Stanley

Green light for US money market funds reform

SEC finalises rules aimed at preventing run on investments

New CVC fund targets technology companies

Buyout group approaches investors to raise $750m

Cyprus seeks buyer for failed bank

FBME nationalised after money-laundering claims

Metro Bank continues to draw in customers

Deposits rise sharply to £2bn but lender remains lossmaking

RBS accused of being ‘wilfully obtuse’

Bank admits unit is a ‘profit centre’ weeks after denying this was the case

Arbuthnot eyes invoice discounting launch

Move underlines rise of challenger banks stepping in where larger banks retreat

Deutsche Bank shares fall on NY Fed censure

German bank criticised over ‘unreliable’ regulatory reports

William O’Brien departs BATS

Stock exchange provides no reason for executive’s sudden exit

StanChart expansion grinds to a halt

Worst profits slide in more than 12 years as Asia rivals race ahead

Middle age catches up with StanChart

Once-vigorous bank faces decline and questions on strategy

Credit Suisse faces calls for radical cuts

Doubts surface over whether shake-up is enough

Bank union seen as risk to voice at EU

Eurozone project to drain UK influence

Jazz club joins Italian listing surge

Blue Note Milano is first such venue to list its shares

Renaissance defends role amid Senate tax probe

Hedge fund alleged to have misused financial structures

Regulators warn on Libor reform

Administrators failed to show they improved accuracy, Iosco says

Beazley cautious despite profits jump

Insurer warns of downward pressure on premiums

Bank M&A: Strategically Important

Deal shows CIT aim to spread costs of Sifi compliance over larger company

Bank of Cyprus eyes post-crisis bond sale

Nation’s biggest bank also arranging a €1bn share issue

Credit Suisse: cutting edges

More cuts may be required at the Swiss bank

Thain’s CIT snaps up OneWest for $3.4bn

State pension deferment rate to be cut

Annual rate will fall to 5.8% from April 2016

Competitive pressure at banks can be bad

There is no such thing as ‘free’ current account banking

StanChart UK domicile seen as burden

Credit Suisse’s commodities exit in focus

Swiss bank blames tighter regulation and lower profitability

Hot ETF sellers give distribution its due

Fast-growing firms credit heavy investments in sales forces

Citigroup curbs Napier Park capital links

US bank has withdrawn proprietary capital invested in hedge fund

Canary Wharf project wins approval

Extension includes more than 3,000 homes

Leslau sells Max Property to Blackstone

Entrepreneur says £448m deal is not calling top of property market

Credit Suisse investment bank to shrink

Move to pull out of commodities trading

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