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    1. July 14, 2014

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

      The outgoing chairman of the Co-operative Bank is to take on a new challenge in the banking sector at the helm of Allied...

    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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