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  1. 6 hours ago

    Ex-Co-op Bank chief Richard Pym takes chair at Allied Irish Banks

    The outgoing chairman of the Co-operative’s stricken banking arm is to take the helm of Allied Irish Banks, one of the...

  2. July 10, 2013

    Interview: Graham Beale, Nationwide chief executive

    Graham Beale is in the habit of stalking Africa’s big cats with a camera. But back at home in the UK he has a significantly...

  1. April 15, 2013

    UK banks must learn lessons from history

    Over the past couple of weeks, we have been treated to some powerful history lessons about Britain’s banking industry. Taken...

  2. July 23, 2012

    Banks to review complex hedging

    Seven more banks have agreed to review their sales of interest rate protection products to small businesses, and offer...

  3. March 30, 2012

    Santander to axe 58 branches

    Santander is to close 58 branches across the UK this year to avoid an “overlap” in towns and cities where the bank has more...

  4. December 31, 2011

    2012 preview: Banking and savings

    Could 2012 be the year of the mutual? Earlier this month, Co-operative Bank, the ethical lender, emerged as the preferred...

  5. December 6, 2011

    Payday lenders’ growth on deprived high streets

    Payday lenders are a growing presence on Britain’s high streets, as this interactive graphic demonstrates. The database...

  6. September 29, 2011

    RM blames education cuts for workforce cull

    RM is to shed more than a fifth of its workforce as part of a far-reaching overhaul after the schools supplier blamed...

  7. August 5, 2011

    Irate, after high rates

    Santander offers some of the best interest rates on the market for savers and borrowers, including a new bonus offer of £100...

  8. July 27, 2011

    Santander to take €620m PPI charge

    Banco Santander’s earnings slumped in its three key markets of Spain, Brazil and the UK in the second quarter as rising bad...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2011

    HBOS uncovered

    What’s this that has quietly appeared in the correspondence section of the Treasury Select Committee website? It’s only a...

  10. July 8, 2011

    Santander shifts India call centre back to UK

    Santander UK has shifted all its call centre operations back to the UK, signalling the keenness of Ana Botín, chief...

  11. July 1, 2011

    Loan rates return to pre-credit crunch levels

    High-street banks and building societies are continuing to cut their personal loan rates – in spite of the Bank of England...

  12. May 27, 2011

    Deal of the week: £25 voucher with Santander’s Preferred Current Account

    What’s the deal? Customers who open a Santander Preferred Current Account via money-supermarket.com, the comparison website,...

  13. April 17, 2011

    Competition and the banks

    Britain has long struggled to make its banks more competitive, and a series of official reports in recent years has...

  14. April 8, 2011

    Bank competition is stifled, says report

    Britain’s state-backed banks have more customer accounts than any of their competitors on the high street, but they are...

  15. December 23, 2010

    Santander admits statements mix-up

    Santander has reported itself to the City regulator after accidentally mixing up bank statements sent out to current account...

  16. November 30, 2010

    Santander chief lures executives to Lloyds

    António Horta-Osório is taking his top two Spanish executives from Santander UK with him when he assumes the helm at UK...

  17. November 5, 2010

    A&L borrowers urged to check rates

    Millions of customers of Santander and Alliance & Leicester will be able to use each other’s branches from the end of...

  18. November 3, 2010

    Santander’s loss seen as Lloyds’ gain

    For António Horta-Osório, the decision to walk away from Santander after almost two decades was clearly a wrench. As the...

  19. November 3, 2010

    Lloyds / Santander

    The appointment of António Horta-Osório as the next chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group brings the British bank’s search...

  20. November 3, 2010

    Dream choice can’t resist Lloyds challenge

    António Horta-Osório was always going to be a dream choice for Lloyds to draft in as its next chief executive. Having turned...

  21. October 29, 2010

    Santander seeks cover from pain in Spain

    Santander’s plans to list on the London Stock Exchange next year may not herald a significant change for the UK business,...

  22. October 29, 2010

    Millions of savers earn interest of only 0.1%

    Millions of savers could boost the interest they earn on their cash by hundreds of pounds a year by switching out of...

  23. October 28, 2010

    Santander confirms plans for UK flotation

    Santander, Spain’s largest bank, is pressing ahead with plans to list part of its UK business on the London Stock Exchange,...

  24. October 26, 2010

    Savers lose £12bn a year in interest

    Savers are missing out on up to £12bn a year in interest - an average of about £300 per person - by holding their cash in...

  25. September 23, 2010

    Santander nears £500m property deal

    Santander will buy £500m ($785m) of properties that it occupies across the UK in the first sign of a reversal of the big...

  26. September 19, 2010

    Consumers hit by lenders’ mark-up

    Banks may be taking advantage of unusually low base rates to make excess profits on their lending to retail customers,...

  27. September 1, 2010

    Santander worst for banking complaints

    Santander has emerged as the bank with the highest proportion of customer complaints in the UK, with gripes about its...

  28. August 4, 2010

    Santander seals deal for 318 RBS branches

    Santander increases business banking Royal Bank of Scotland has finally sealed the £1.65bn sale of 318 branches to...

  29. August 2, 2010

    Santander snaps up rivals’ assets

    Santander is poised to make two more bold acquisitions – in the UK and US – as the Spanish bank continues to scoop up the...

  30. July 29, 2010

    Metro Bank

    Hailed as the first new high street bank in the UK in more than 100 years, Metro Bank opened its first branch in London on...

  31. July 23, 2010

    UK banks’ competition concerns under scrutiny

    Denouncing the UK banking market as uncompetitive when customers have the pick of more than 2,000 savings accounts, 1,000...

  32. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2010

    Santander eyes £3bn UK listing

    Spanish bank Santander hopes to list its UK operations in London as soon as this autumn, in a move that could raise an...

  33. July 21, 2010

    Santander eyes £3bn UK autumn listing

    Santander is gearing up to list its UK operations on the London Stock Exchange as soon as this autumn in a deal that could...

  34. June 11, 2010

    Santander trims offer for RBS branches

    Santander has cut its offer for Royal Bank of Scotland’s retail branch network in advance of Monday’s deadline for final...

  35. June 8, 2010

    Cash moves back into savings accounts

    Cash deposits have been rising in the past three months, according to the latest figures from Fair Investment Company.From...

  36. June 5, 2010

    National Australia Bank pulls out of race for RBS branches

    National Australia Bank, the owner of Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks, has pulled out of the race to buy a network of...

  37. June 4, 2010

    NAB pulls out of race for RBS branches

    National Australia Bank, the owner of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, has pulled out of the race to buy a network of...

  38. March 24, 2010

    Key seat reacts to Budget plans

    Sefton Central is not really a place. It exists only in the heads of the people who draw up electoral boundaries and...

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