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

London is world’s top financial centre

UK capital boosted as fear of political uncertainty ebbs away


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

Osborne makes shielding City his priority

Chancellor seeks to prevent eurozone discriminating against London

UK seeks EU treaty protection for City

Osborne wants to prevent eurozone rigging of single market rules

Brexit presents opportunities to Ireland

Dublin keen to be more than just a financial satellite of London

Brevan Howard traders move back to London

Low tax rates fail to win staff over to Swiss merits

Credit Suisse and ING in London rethink

Banks frustrated by higher levy and EU debate

Boris Johnson offered some advice to his successor as London mayor - do not listen to anyone who says the City needs more catamarans and helipads
©Getty Images; Bloomberg

Ignore hedgies on helipads, Johnson urges

London mayor says city has great future even if Britain leaves EU


Deutsche Bank fires ‘Brexit’ warning shot

Lender studies moving UK operations if country votes to leave EU

Banks plot to shift repo trading from London

Levy prompts rethink on non-essential operations

Election euphoria faces Brexit challenge

UK election sentiment threatened by European and Scotland worries

BoE and ECB settle four-year battle over City clearing houses

Deal protects London’s role in single market outside the euro and gives Brussels greater supervision

City warns on housing costs

Corporation says property market is ‘reaching crisis point’

ICE chief warns over UK derivatives trade

Shift to other markets likely to accelerate under new EU rules

Victory for City on eurozone clearing houses

Court forces ECB to scrap location policy

City divided on UK relationship with EU

An FT series considers what it would mean if Britain left the EU

City financiers fear ‘Brexit’ from EU

An FT series looks at what it would mean if Britain left the EU

Greens propose shake-up of City of London

Banking system ‘no longer fit for purpose’, party says

London GDRs fall to decade low

UK market for depositary receipts hurt by Russia crisis

Hostility to EU seen as threat to London

Report warns that capital has to ‘stay open for business’

City anti-corruption unit to be set up

Sleaze-fighting team will seek to repair London’s image

UK business urged to make case for EU

Former HSBC chief leads call for pragmatic approach to Europe

City facing more than ‘a few bad apples’

Scandals like forex probe rubbing salt in wounds, says BoE deputy

New York and London vie for world title

Financial centres face competition from emerging Asian hubs

New Lord Mayor of London elected

Alan Yarrow becomes 687th head of the City of London

MEPs urged to give Hill a fair hearing

Barnier says British successor ‘objective and competent’

Bankers’ pay to be cut from Hill’s remit

Incoming European Commission president deals blow to London

Jourová: Rapid rise for EU bank pay chief

Political stock of new commissioner is high in the Czech Republic

Juncker considers creating financial services tsar

London fears tilt of policy towards eurozone

London brokers face research shake-up

Some contemplate adopting a subscription model

UK set for clash with ECB over clearing

Central bank accused of breaking single market rules