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    1. March 31, 2017

      UK mortgages: refinanced

      Santander acquired the savings deposits of Bradford & Bingley (B&B) when the building society was nationalised in 2008....

    2. March 31, 2017

      Prudential and Blackstone buy Bradford & Bingley loans for £11.8bn

      UK insurer Prudential and US private equity firm Blackstone have bought former Bradford & Bingley loans for £11.8bn in...

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      March 31, 2017

      Blackstone and Prudential acquire £11.8bn Bradford & Bingley mortgages

      US private equity firm Blackstone and FTSE 100 insurance group Prudential have succeeded in the battle to acquire the...

    2. February 27, 2017

      Blackstone and Prudential in lead for £12.5bn B&B mortgages

      Blackstone and Prudential have been picked as preferred buyers for a £12.5bn state-owned book of former Bradford &...

    3. February 15, 2017

      Prudential to bid for £3bn slice of state’s Bradford & Bingley mortgages

      Prudential, the FTSE 100 insurer, is bidding for a large chunk of the £12.5bn of Bradford & Bingley mortgages being...

    4. January 11, 2017

      Sale of Bradford & Bingley mortgages enters final stages

      A range of hedge funds and private equity firms — but only one UK bank — are in the final stages of bidding for £12.5bn...

    5. November 24, 2016

      Battle for UK government-owned mortgage portfolio heats up

      Competition for £16bn of UK government-owned mortgages is heating up as more than 50 parties have expressed interest...

    6. October 25, 2016

      UK launches £16bn Bradford & Bingley loans sale

      Philip Hammond, the UK chancellor, has launched the sale of £16bn in former Bradford & Bingley loans in what would be...

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      October 25, 2016

      UK government lines up £16bn sale of Bradford & Bingley loans

      Chancellor Philip Hammond has launched a £16bn sale of former Bradford & Bingley loans following interest from some of...

    8. June 25, 2016

      Government shelves plans to sell RBS and Lloyds shares

      The sale of billions of pounds of taxpayer-owned shares in bailed-out UK banks has been shelved as a result of stock...

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      June 6, 2016

      Bradford & Bingley outsources mortgage services

      Bradford & Bingley has announced a shake up of its board as it has successfully outsourced its mortgage servicing...

    10. May 24, 2016

      UK ‘bad bank’ to sell £16bn of mortgages

      UK Asset Resolution — the state-owned company winding down the mortgage books of Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley —...

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      April 26, 2016

      UK financial compensation body to levy £26m less than forecast

      The Financial Services Compensation Scheme says it will levy £26m less for the coming financial year than previously...

    12. March 16, 2016

      Osborne lays out plans for £17.5bn Bradford & Bingley loan sale

      George Osborne has laid out plans for selling £17.5bn of former Bradford & Bingley loans over the next two years in one...

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      February 3, 2016

      Opening Quote: Hargreaves shrugs off difficult markets

      Hargreaves Lansdown’s assets under management have risen to a record despite difficult markets for investors,...

    14. January 7, 2016

      Osborne warns of ‘cocktail of risks’ from China and slump in oil

      George Osborne is warning that 2016 could mark “the beginning of the decline” for Britain unless the country sticks to...

    15. January 6, 2016

      UK Treasury plans £17bn sale of Bradford & Bingley loans

      The Treasury has approached investment banking advisers about preparing a £17bn portfolio of loans from Bradford &...

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      September 18, 2015

      This is nuts. When's the crash?

      Charted, courtesy of Credit Suisse: The conviction from early stage investors in the growth potential for the sharing...

    17. July 23, 2015

      Northern Rock customers miss out on £260m compensation

      Northern Rock Asset Management will no longer have to compensate thousands of people who borrowed from the...

    18. June 16, 2015

      Government accelerates asset disposal with £13bn mortgages sale

      The government’s “bad bank” is planning to sell a £13bn chunk of Northern Rock mortgages by the start of next year and...

    19. June 11, 2015

      George Osborne challenged over bank rescue profit claim

      George Osborne’s claim that the taxpayer made a £14bn profit from the 2008 rescue of Britain’s banks has been dismissed...

    20. May 14, 2015

      Adding ex-spy Sawers to BP board could spook nervous customers

      Different non-executive directors have different core competences. Some are good at passing the port with an avuncular...

    21. March 18, 2015

      UK Budget 2015: Mortgage assets sale to raise £13bn

      The government is to sell off £13bn of mortgages in its biggest sale to date of assets acquired following the bailout...

    22. December 2, 2014

      Should you accept UK government’s Pibs tender offer?

      UK Asset Resolution is offering to buy out holders of three “perpetual subordinated bonds” issued by failed banks...

    23. November 28, 2014

      UKAR offers to buy back subordinated debt

      The government has offered to redeem subordinated bonds in nationalised lenders Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley at...

    24. October 14, 2014

      UK Asset Resolution secures £2.7bn for mortgage portfolio

      UK Asset Resolution, which is selling off the loan books of Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley, has sold a portfolio...

    25. September 21, 2014

      UK’s biggest buy-to-let landlords near sale

      Fergus and Judith Wilson, Britain’s biggest buy-to-let landlords, are a step closer to selling their entire property...

    26. February 12, 2014

      Banks face new bill over Iceland financial collapse

      British banks face a new, multimillion pound bill to compensate savers who lost money when Iceland’s banking system...

    27. January 22, 2014

      The man to thank – or to blame – for the meerkats

      A lad from Bingley starting out in financial services would always be expected to join the Bradford and Bingley, the...

    28. December 12, 2013

      Ex-finance director of Bradford & Bingley fined £30,000 by FCA

      The former finance director of Bradford & Bingley has been fined £30,000 by the UK regulator for failing to provide the...

    29. September 20, 2013

      Europe’s banks slog to exit bailouts

      In all the euphoria around the UK government’s first move this week to reprivatise Lloyds Banking Group, it is easy to...

    30. August 15, 2013

      A bigger name for UKAR shouldn’t mean a longer life

      It doesn’t sponsor a sports team, plaster its name on London bikes or run a multimedia campaign based on annoyingly...

    31. August 15, 2013

      UK state-owned ‘zombie bank’ builds brand

      The UK’s state-owned “zombie bank” responsible for winding down Northern Rock’s mortgages is attempting to become a...

    32. July 18, 2013

      JC Flowers to buy loans from state-owned Northern Rock

      US private equity investor JC Flowers is poised to buy £450m of loans from Northern Rock as the government accelerates...

    33. FT Alphaville

      July 16, 2013

      A mere £141bn

      From the UK National Audit Office’s look at the Treasury’s accounts: Much more here. It’s largely because of the...

    34. 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...

    35. June 17, 2013

      Co-op Bank, the lessons we should have learnt

      So the Co-op Bank’s permanent interest bearing shares (Pibs) and preference shares were a value trap after all. When...

    36. June 14, 2013

      Ex-Bradford & Bingley director loses at judicial review

      The former finance director of Bradford & Bingley, which was nationalised at the height of the global financial crisis,...

    37. April 25, 2013

      Jim O’Neil’s exit revives questions over future of UKFI

      The spotlight directed on Thursday at UK Financial Investments went down badly in the Treasury. The attention sparked...

    38. 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....

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