Lloyds says UK needs 60,000 new homes

Bank launches fund to help housebuilders increase supply

EU leans on big banks for bailout fund

System favours Germany and Spain but not France

European banks: light Sunday reading

Results of the Asset Quality Review and stress tests due this weekend

Crowdfunding merits its hype

The sheer variety and ingenuity of schemes that are seeking backing is inspirational

Cargiant and QPR battle to build homes

Groups focus on capital’s last big undeveloped site

BCA Marketplace scraps planned IPO

Vehicle auctioneer blames ‘market volatility’

Pacific Century Place Marunouchi

GIC sinks $1.7bn into Tokyo real estate

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund buys landmark office block

London broker sets up Manchester office

New office comes amid a resurgence of corporate activity in the regions

KPMG targets SMEs with cloud software

‘Transformational change’ for firm’s business

RBS takes a gamble on P2P lending

P2P concept is untested in anything other than an environment of ultra-low interest rates

Banks risk losing an arm with branch cuts

Leaving the high street risks alienating elderly, wealthy clients

ECB’s bond move whets appetite for QE

Markets want more from central bank than just purchase of covered bonds from lenders

Banks warned of stiffer penalties

Fed official says Wall Street not doing enough to end misconduct

Wall Street wants cyber security group

Group calls for inter-agency government task force

Credit Suisse sued over Azerbaijan venture

Georgian businessman claims bank failed to get best price

Willis in London insurance deal talks

Move highlights drive for consolidation in wholesale insurance

Embedded Investors turn to junk ETFs amid sell-off

Migration occurs during times of market stress, says Fitch

Goldman clash sheds light on Libyan fund

$1bn court case also closely eyed for banking world revelations

Basel to speed up leverage ratio work

Fast-track of process means rule may be unveiled in 2015 or 2016

Bank of England warns on bankers’ pay

Cunliffe says staff costs may have to fall to reflect shrunken returns

Pick fund managers with skin in the game

What if there was a way to identify market beaters in long run?

Platform Specialty grabs Arysta for $3.5bn

Ackman-backed chemical group will double its size by buying Irish agricultural supply manufacturer

Saudi NCB launches its $6bn IPO

Float has come under criticism from influential Islamic clerics

City watchdog in private warnings blitz

Financial Conduct Authority issues 62 so far this year

UK banks should have fewer complaints

Reform will have a positive impact on the City’s reputation as a stable banking centre

Lending Club picks NYSE for landmark IPO

Listing that could raise at least $500m is seen as a watershed moment for peer-to-peer industry

M&A deal failure at highest since 2008

A total of $573bn worth of deals have been withdrawn so far

Banks scale back global ambitions

Failure to achieve scale or profit forces retail withdrawal

Fintech sector complains at bank conduct

British businesses say growth is being obstructed by lack of finance

Bitcoin exchange to trade other currencies

Coinfloor to expand with US dollars, euros and Polish zloty

RBS to enter P2P lending market

High street bank plans online platform launch before end of year

HSH Nordbank braced for ECB assets probe

Landesbanken concerned by shipping writedowns

US banks: regulation did not kill stars

Some lenders do not seem as profitable as they were a decade ago

Wanda aims beyond China with expansion

Commercial property developer targets annual turnover of $100bn by 2020 and global recognition

Hopes rise Widodo will hasten Indonesia SOE reforms

Sector with revenues equivalent to 18% of GDP in need of overhaul

Old Mutual buys Quilter Cheviot for £543m

Bridgepoint to reap return of three times initial investment

Virgin Money pulls out of London listing

Choppy markets lead to challenger bank aborting planned flotation

Buyers line up for AmREIT shopping malls

Competing bids could value the landlord at as much as $26 a share

‘Limited and gradual’ the BoE’s only constant

Chief economist sees rates lower for longer

Banks make progress on home loan access

US regulators close to clarifying rules over low-credit borrowers


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