ECB stress test likely to snare 25 lenders

About 10 banks with shortfalls may still need extra capital

Peer pressure on small bank loan sector

El-Erian’s investment indicates where he sees next big disruption in financial sector

Nationwide offers its lowest-ever fixed rate

Mortgage price war gathers pace

London’s luxury housing market freeze intensifies

Sales in prime central London market fall by a third

Week in Review

Week in Review, October 25

Total chief killed in crash; also news on Yahoo, Libor and Tesco

UK banks axe branches in favour of digital

Focus on internet and cost-cutting is changing high street banking

Vietnam removes head of Ocean Bank

Central bank discovers ‘serious violations’ at lender

Lower bad loan costs boost Caixabank

Sharp rise in profit further evidence of nascent Spanish recovery

Nasdaq lifts share buyback limit by $500m

US exchange set to resume buybacks after cutting debt

TSB attracts 1 in 10 new accounts

Challenger takes on traditional high street lenders

China property decline continues

Oversupply drags down house prices for fifth consecutive month

City Insider: Horlick pushes P2P

The latest venture from the entrepreneur

Thirty-one banks prepare for Fed tests

Rise in oil price and US jobless rate among scenarios for 2015

Lazard profits soar on merger activity

Bout of deal-making central to improved performance

Do Europe’s banks need surgery?

The answer hinges on the ‘stress test’ results for 130 European banks

Tesco CEO must grasp strategic nettle now

Danger for Lewis is he loses sense of urgency

HSBC employees in NY allege retaliation

Plaintiffs claim they suffered after reporting harassment of colleague

KKR reaps benefits of market volatility

Private equity group reports smaller than expected fall in profit

Janus Capital warns of higher pay costs

Bill Gross’s arrival called a ‘game changer’

London property: the break clause

Foxtons’ profit warning shows slowdown in lettings, not just sales

Kuwait to launch $5bn stake sale

Kuwait Investment Authority says it will launch a share sale in Kuwait Investment Company by the end of the first half of 2015

Property portal competition row heats up

Online estate agent files complaint over start-up

Credit Suisse cuts investment bank again

Aim is to cut leverage exposure by a further SFr70bn

Tesco Bank customer numbers grow 14%

Success in banking arm comes amid turmoil at wider group

Foxtons shares tumble on warning

Estate agent hit by ‘sharp and recent’ slowing in London

Pier and warship join ‘at risk’ list

Almost 60% of structures on original register have been saved

Number of small housebuilders plummets

Trade body says banks’ reluctance to lend is main reason

Co-op blamed for doomed Lloyds branches deal

MPs call for probe into managers, regulators and auditors

UK watchdog challenges EU bank pay clamp

Bailey says this year’s awards likely to be paid despite EBA move

Insurers ‘unready’ for climate change

Environmental lobby says few firms have robust internal policies

Lloyds to unveil 9,000 job cuts

Attempt to make retail lender more digitally focused

US distressed debt investors target HSH

Nordbank to restructure its debt after concerns are raised

Eclectica hedge fund bleeding assets

Investors pull out of Hendry fund despite relatively robust performance

Copycat managers cannot beat the market

Findings raise questions over investment skill

Marginal gains in fund management

Stockpickers are turning to cycling and behavioural economics

Regulator criticises HSBC and First Trust

CMA says banks forced SMEs to open accounts when taking loans

Payoff pokes fun at financial world

Peer-to-peer start-up aims to disrupt the lending market

El-Erian backs peer-to-peer lender Payoff

Former Pimco chief executive leads $12m equity finance round

Metro wins over more small businesses

Challenger lender deposits hit £2.3bn as customer numbers rise

BNY Mellon in Asia wealth management push

HK unit joins US banks seeking to expand investment services

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