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    1. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Lloyds prepares bid for MBNA

      Lloyds Banking Group is hoping to do its first acquisition since the UK lender was rescued by taxpayers in 2009, as it...

    2. May 23, 2016

      South Africa’s plans for its first ‘black bank’

      Black economic empowerment has been an important goal for South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. The aim has...

    3. May 19, 2016

      Barclays criminal probe to last until at least early 2017

      Barclays will not learn for at least seven more months whether it will face criminal charges over its financial...

    4. April 27, 2016

      Barclays: a life more ordinary

      It is plain to see why chief executive Jes Staley wants to turn Barclays into a transatlantic bank targeting the US and...

    5. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      New chief for Barclaycard as bank lines up top team

      Jes Staley has added another piece to the jigsaw of his new senior management team by appointing Amer Sajed as...

    6. Fast FT

      March 30, 2016

      Hornby gets covenants waived for March

      Hornby, the troubled toy train maker that has been pushed off track by three profit warnings in the last five months...

    7. March 14, 2016

      Barclays UK sees digital technology as crucial to its future

      Voice recognition, 3D printers, and robots serving bank customers evoke the image of a futuristic digital society. For...

    8. March 7, 2016

      Barclays’ African sale shows decline of universal banking model

      Barclays announced last week that it intends to sell its African operations. The emergence of Bob Diamond, the bank’s...

    9. January 13, 2016

      Cartel fines in US and China rise to record levels

      Antitrust fines in the US and China surged last year to record levels, but could not buoy the rest of world, which saw...

    10. December 16, 2015

      Barclays: out of Africa

      Imagine you were building a bank from scratch. Start with retail banking. A credit card operation comes next — it...

    11. December 13, 2015

      Ten developments in digital finance

      Digital technology has changed the face of banking. “But innovation for innovation’s sake is a waste; it must have a...

    12. November 26, 2015

      Safe bet that we have not heard last of Barclays’ £1.9bn deal

      We are glowing with pride here at Lombard Security Products. The official notice fining Barclays £72m for lax financial...

    13. November 11, 2015

      Policymakers urged to repair regulatory damage and promote City

      George Osborne and Mark Carney should team up with senior figures in finance to promote the City of London and avert...

    14. October 7, 2015

      Search is on for rich chess sponsors

      Chess and golf may appear to share little in common — to begin with, their playing environments could hardly be more...

    15. September 24, 2015

      Small businesses warn against court fee rise

      Small businesses could be deterred from fighting disputes in London’s Commercial Court if a second jump in court fees...

    16. September 10, 2015

      Wealthy deterred from impact investing

      Well-intentioned individuals are refraining from investing for social good, not due to a lack of opportunities, but...

    17. FT Alphaville

      July 29, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Barclays still in need of a boost

      Barclays has beaten expectations, but it still needs to show more of the acceleration it promised after removing CEO...

    18. July 12, 2015

      Barclays considers acquisition to help split off retail arm

      Barclays is considering an acquisition as the quickest way to gain the extra licence it needs to hive off its retail...

    19. June 29, 2015

      Wearable devices offer bank customers new ways to pay

      Bank customers will be able to make payments using a wristband, key fob or even a sticker at high street shops with the...

    20. June 10, 2015

      Barclays Africa set to expand with stake in Kenyan insurer

      Barclays Africa has struck a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Kenya’s First Assurance as it aims to expand its...

    21. June 2, 2015

      Given the chance, older workers can fill the gap

      Working lives are being extended as life expectancy rises and public health improves — and employers are starting to...

    22. May 12, 2015

      Survey data point to rising consumer confidence

      Consumer spending on the high street is increasing as Britons become steadily more confident about their finances. An...

    23. April 29, 2015

      Barclays sets aside further £800m to cover forex probes

      Barclays has put aside a further £800m to cover the cost of investigations into manipulation of foreign exchange...

    24. 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...

    25. The Exchange

      December 28, 2014

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      Alan Greenspan was chairman of the board of governors of the US Federal Reserve System from 1987 to 2006. He is...

    26. December 17, 2014

      Barclays’ Antony Jenkins calls end of universal banking

      “The universal banking model is dead,” says Antony Jenkins, Barclays’ chief executive — and not only because of tougher...

    27. FT Alphaville

      December 16, 2014

      The UK banking system, stressed

      Do click through for the full thing — the Co-Op is the loser of the bunch and was told to hand in a new capital plan...

    28. October 26, 2014

      Movers & shakers: October 27

      Capital Group, the $1.4tn US asset manager, has hired Katja Wiechers (pictured) as a business development manager in...

    29. October 8, 2014

      Fidelity hires former Barclays Wealth chief

      Peter Horrell, the former chief executive of Barclays’ wealth management division, is joining Fidelity Worldwide...

    30. October 2, 2014

      UK now main rival to Swiss private banks

      Britain’s emergence as the strongest European rival to Switzerland for private banking and wealth management has been...

    31. September 26, 2014

      Financial services complaints fall in first half

      Complaints received about financial services companies fell by 5 per cent in the first half of 2014 but payment...

    32. September 12, 2014

      Scots vote with feet by opening English bank accounts

      Emerging from the Berwick-upon-Tweed branch of Barclays Bank into the autumn sunshine, a retired banker and his wife,...

    33. August 10, 2014

      HSBC chief rejects Barclays Wealth model

      HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver has pledged to retain his group’s private bank as a standalone division, in what...

    34. August 7, 2014

      Qataris check in to Paris Grand for €330m

      Qatari investors have agreed a €330m deal to buy Le Grand hotel in Paris from InterContinental Hotels Group, the latest...

    35. August 3, 2014

      Movers & shakers: August 4

      ● Lisa Jones has been appointed as head of the US for Pioneer Investments, the €185.5bn asset management subsidiary of...

    36. July 30, 2014

      Barclays tops FTSE after earnings

      Thanks to a forecast-beating first half, Barclays Bank shares topped the FTSE 100 on Wednesday, shrugging off a drop in...

    37. July 27, 2014

      Barclays Wealth fails to halt talent drain

      Barclays Wealth has suffered more senior departures, further indicating that the UK bank is struggling to retain key...

    38. July 16, 2014

      Barclays Wealth rocked by another senior departure

      Barclays Wealth has lost the intended architect of an overhaul of its investment management activities, adding to the...

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