The City as a financial hub

London has railed against a raft of regulations from the European Union and the UK Government as it fights to maintain its reputation and status as a global centre for finance and investment

Study signals Brexit risk for London

Brexit City
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Companies likely to relocate ‘decision centres’ if UK leaves EU


London's financial district, known as the Square Mile ©Getty
Scandals also drive a wedge between the City and fiscal mandarins
– Jonathan Guthrie

China seeks to tap London gold expertise

China’s vault purchase no threat to London’s status

Editor of the FT, Lionel Barber, interviews Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, at the FT's flagship 125 event in the City tonight.
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Brexit to cost ‘tens of thousands’ of City jobs

Treasury believes 285,000 financial posts are linked to EU

BoE softens stance in eurozone rules row

Deputy governor’s concession adds fuel to Leave campaign

Deutsche chief warns of Brexit risk to City

European sovereign debt and currency work could move, says Cryan

Banks continue to shrink London space

Largest office leasing deal in the UK this year

City stockbrokers struggle

Sector set for consolidation as market volatility and regulation exacerbate cyclical downturn

EU reviews bonus cap rules for small banks

European Commission looking at cap from view of proportionality

EU rethinks rules on bank bonuses

Bungle in latest rule change wiped out exemptions

Cameron takes on City ‘safeguards’ critics

France pushes for clearer language to avoid backdoor veto

Investors underwhelmed with HSBC’s choice

Widely predicted outcome falls flat with shareholders

HSBC threat forced Treasury to act

UK did much more to make life in London better for bank

Relief for London as HSBC opts to stay

Government’s attempts to put end to ‘banker bashing’ pay off after bank decides to keep City HQ

The winners from HSBC’s HQ deliberations

The IoD’s party in a former lavatory, new restaurant venture in Notting Hill and Lord Turner’s book push

UK battles Paris and Berlin on City rules

Turf war could be turning point over regulatory responsibility

HSBC swings back to London in HQ debate

UK environment said to be far more stable than CEO feared last year

Regulators seek more detail on EU deal

PRA head Andrew Bailey gives cautious welcome to City safeguards

Brexit deal: are safeguards effective for UK?

New measures applied to past battles shows they could prove useful

City gives Tusk deal cautious welcome

Questions remain over so-called ‘emergency brake’

HSBC may keep London HQ, says investor

Martin Gilbert says logistics of moving out of capital are vast

Banks weigh cost of keeping staff in London

Institutions admit thousands of jobs need not be in capital

China overtakes UK in global fintech race

Blow to City of London claim to be global centre

Brexit would leave City begging, says Hill

Beware ‘misleading’ arguments, warns EU financial services chief

Policymakers urged to help promote City

Barclays chairman wants to revive political and financier links

Deutsche Bank to move units out of City

Deal struck with Land Securities in Victoria to be nearer clients

City mayor wants banks to shed low profile

Alan Yarrow steps down as politicians strike more emollient tone

Osborne seeks two-tier Europe enshrined in law

Chancellor demands protection for economy, taxpayers and City

UK pushes for ‘emergency brake’ on EU

Bid to protect non-euro nations on reform wishlist

US emerges as potential HQ for HSBC

Bank review of UK base looks at alternatives to Hong Kong

China’s financial institutions circle London

Rise in dollar-renminbi and derivatives trades show hub status