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    1. March 3, 2015

      UK retreat from investment banking gathers pace

      Britain’s retreat from investment banking is set to accelerate as Royal Bank of Scotland aims to slash as many as 14,000...

    2. March 2, 2015

      Small businesses gear up for RBS legal action

      A group of small businesses that claim to have been pushed to the brink of collapse by Royal Bank of Scotland’s...

    3. March 2, 2015

      Public outrage is the perfect stick to prod HSBC into break-up

      Sitting in his spacious and elegantly decorated office in central Paris, a senior executive at a large French bank is...

    4. March 2, 2015

      UK bank bosses more bullish on bonuses

      Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins is on Tuesday set to accept his first bonus since taking charge three years ago, in...

    5. March 1, 2015

      The right balance of banking regulation is still a way off

      Having feasted on the opiate of “light-touch” regulation before the financial crisis, Britain’s big banks are now...

    6. February 27, 2015

      Regulator friendly bankers scale heights

      One is a 53-year-old perma-tanned American who spent a quarter of a century at JPMorgan Chase before giving it all up in...

    7. February 27, 2015

      Lloyds and RBS: fashion statements

      Like a fashionista with a new handbag, Lloyds has been showing off its fresh-out-of-the-box dividend. It is the bank’s first...

    8. February 26, 2015

      RBS’s restructuring expert Rory Cullinan has mammoth task ahead

      Royal Bank of Scotland’s restructuring expert Rory Cullinan, newly appointed to head its investment bank, has a mammoth task...

    9. February 26, 2015

      What can StanChart expect from Bill?

      A pundit briefs a bystander on Standard Chartered’s board shake-up: Pundit: Exciting news! Bill Winters has been appointed...

    10. February 26, 2015

      Worries over RSA’s financial headroom rekindled by results

      Concerns about RSA’s financial headroom were rekindled on Thursday as results underscored how low interest rates and weak...

    11. February 26, 2015

      RBS moves to speed up full return to private sector

      Royal Bank of Scotland is to cut bonuses, shed riskier assets and seek regulatory clearance for resuming dividend payments —...

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      February 26, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Morgan Stanley will pay $2.6bn to settle claims that it mis-sold mortgage-backed...

    13. February 26, 2015

      Mizuho acquires RBS North America loan assets for $3bn

      Mizuho Financial Group is acquiring North American loan commitments from Royal Bank of Scotland for $3bn in its latest push...

    14. February 25, 2015

      RBS chief Ross McEwan declines £1m of his pay

      Ross McEwan, chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, has decided to hand back £1m of his pay package. The move comes two...

    15. FT Data

      February 25, 2015

      An economic history lesson - in data

      Fancy yourself a fully paid up chart and data nerd? Well the Bank of England is looking for you. To publicise the launch of...

    16. February 24, 2015

      Labour to include allowances in bank bonus tax

      Labour will announce plans on Wednesday to extend the reach of its bank bonus tax, amid anxiety in Downing Street that pay...

    17. February 24, 2015

      RBS to appoint Cullinan as head of investment bank

      Royal Bank of Scotland is set to appoint a new head of its struggling investment bank as the UK government-controlled lender...

    18. February 24, 2015

      RBS’s Sir Howard appointment stirs revolving door concerns

      Powerful rotation The expected appointment of Sir Howard Davies as the chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland has reignited the...

    19. February 23, 2015

      Wealth of experience prepares Sir Howard Davies for new RBS role

      Leading a state-owned bank may be a poisoned chalice to some people, but that has not deterred Sir Howard Davies from taking...

    20. February 23, 2015

      Press-fuelled populist clamour against Gulliver gains momentum

      The fickle Lilliputians conspired to blind Jonathan Swift’s Lemuel Gulliver, having previously celebrated him. HSBC’s Stuart...

    21. February 23, 2015

      Sir Howard Davies set to be appointed RBS chairman

      Sir Howard Davies is set to become the next chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland, replacing the outgoing Sir Philip Hampton....

    22. February 22, 2015

      Companies diary: February 23 - February 27

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    23. February 20, 2015

      Citizens writedown could dash RBS profit hopes

      Royal Bank of Scotland’s hopes of making its first annual profit since the financial crisis could be dashed because of a...

    24. February 19, 2015

      Tax scandal hits Coutts and BSI deals

      The controversial tax practices of the Swiss private banking industry are threatening to disrupt two potential takeover...

    25. February 18, 2015

      Banks allow fingerprint access to accounts

      A new app will allow millions of NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland customers to access accounts on their smartphones using...

    26. February 11, 2015

      ECB breathes sigh of relief over quantitative easing

      On the eve of its historic decision to launch a quantitative easing programme last month, the European Central Bank faced a...

    27. February 9, 2015

      Malaysian lender CIMB axes Australia unit

      CIMB is to close its 100-strong Australian arm as part of a restructuring to cut a third of costs from its Asia-Pacific...

    28. February 8, 2015

      RBS chief calls on regulator to act against ‘free trial’ groups

      The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland is urging regulators to take action against companies that extract money from...

    29. February 8, 2015

      Monday interview: Ross McEwan, Royal Bank of Scotland CEO

      Very few chief executives of big banks know how to brand a cow, what to do when calving season starts, or how to tell Angus...

    30. February 4, 2015

      Royal Bank of Scotland eyes more closures

      Royal Bank of Scotland is planning to close at least 99 branches this year despite mounting concern that lenders are leaving...

    31. January 30, 2015

      Defining the rights and wrongs at Lloyds

      What do you understand by the word “subordinate”? In the financial sense, it means lower down the pecking order in terms of...

    32. January 27, 2015

      Compensation for customers of mis-sold card insurance

      Bank customers who were mis-sold credit card protection products are set to receive compensation this year, following an...

    33. January 22, 2015

      RBS strikes peer-to-peer alliance

      Royal Bank of Scotland has struck a deal with two peer-to-peer lending platforms to provide small businesses with wider...

    34. FT Alphaville

      January 20, 2015

      Deflaters gonna reflate

      Ahead of the European Central Bank’s possible announcement of quantitative easing in Europe on Thursday, a quick thanks to...

    35. January 16, 2015

      Auditors: Shopping around

      Twenty years together is a long commitment to walk away from. Nearly 60 per cent of British marriages last that long. But...

    36. January 15, 2015

      RBS probes claims of mis-selling EFG scheme loans

      Vince Cable, the UK business secretary, has claimed that Royal Bank of Scotland “misused” a government-backed loan scheme...

    37. January 13, 2015

      Fed gives RBS waiver on foreign bank rules

      Royal Bank of Scotland has been granted a waiver by the Federal Reserve from onerous new rules for foreign banks with more...

    38. January 13, 2015

      RBS becomes a shadow of its former self

      As the debate rages about whether to dismantle the megabanks that critics say are “too big to fail”, Ross McEwan has been...

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