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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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 now...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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 brand in...

  6. July 19, 2013

    Don’t bank on a Glass-Steagall fix

    Five years after the financial crisis, regulators and politicians are enjoying a second wind in their efforts to rein in the...

  7. 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 the...

  8. 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 withdrawal...

  9. 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...

  10. June 28, 2013

    I confess, Co-op hybrids were a mistake

    The American lawyer and polymath Edward John Phelps famously said that “the man who makes no mistakes does not usually make...

  11. 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 Moody’s...

  12. 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, is...

  13. 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 by the...

  14. 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...

  15. March 25, 2013

    Nationalised lender repays £4bn

    The British government was paid back £4bn in 2012 by the company responsible for winding down the mortgage books of...

  16. March 8, 2013

    How to invest in Pibs and prefs

    Investors looking for income will inevitably discover permanent interest bearing shares (Pibs) in building societies, and...

  17. December 5, 2012

    Time to use room for manoeuvre

    Non, je ne regrette rien. This should be George Osborne’s motto. The chancellor of the exchequer cannot admit that his...

  18. October 21, 2012

    Top banker sets out vision for regulation

    Andrew Bailey has “stared into the abyss” of big bank failures and as the likely head of the UK’s new bank and insurance...

  19. September 14, 2012

    Rock collapse left many in a hard place

    Northern Rock collapsed five years ago this week, one of the first victims of the growing financial crisis. FT Money looks...

  20. September 12, 2012

    Last traces of Northern Rock name vanish

    In a few days’ time, the final traces of the Northern Rock name will disappear from UK high streets. Safety net Few of the...

  21. FT Alphaville

    July 16, 2012

    'Hi, please can you help us with our front-running. Ta!' (Updated)

    From the New York Times, a Gretchen Morgenson report into an apparently widespread practice of Wall Street analysts giving...

  22. FT Alphaville

    July 12, 2012

    Accruing an old lady

    The UK’s Office for Budget Responsibility is in desperate need of a graphic designer… Ugly and abbreviation-riddled as it...

  23. June 15, 2012

    Pibs provide hope for income seekers

    Permanent interest bearing shares (Pibs) issued by building societies – which were once a favourite among private investors...

  24. FT Alphaville

    June 11, 2012

    The day according to CDS

    There was some chatter on Monday about whether the bailout of Spain’s banks could trigger credit default swaps that...

  25. May 18, 2012

    Ex-UKFI chief Cooksey joins hedge fund

    Sir David Cooksey, the former chairman of UK Financial Investments, the vehicle that holds the government’s stake in...

  26. FT Alphaville

    May 11, 2012

    Wuthering UK master trust assets

    Aire Valley is in what’s called Brontë Country in the UK’s Pennine hills, home to the towns of Bradford and Bingley....

  27. April 20, 2012

    TPG drops out of race for GlobeOp

    GlobeOp Financial Services, the London-listed hedge fund administrator, is set to be taken over by US rival SS&C...

  28. 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...

  29. March 14, 2012

    SS&C trumps TPG’s offer for GlobeOp

    US-based SS&C Technologies has made a 485p per share cash offer for London-listed GlobeOp, valuing it at £572m, trumping a...

  30. March 2, 2012

    Weak housing data worry bad bank owner

    UK Asset Resolution, the state-owned “zombie” bank that inherited the bulk of the legacy loans of failed lenders Northern...

  31. FT Alphaville

    March 2, 2012

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Friday, – German retail sales fall – Bloomberg – Rentokil year end figures – statement – Cove...

  32. February 28, 2012

    Taxpayers face 15-year Northern Rock wait

    Taxpayers will have to wait up to 15 years to recoup the money spent on rescuing Northern Rock, according to the first...

  33. February 28, 2012

    Santander: in pole position

    You’ve heard of ambulance-chasing lawyers. Now it’s banks. Trust Santander to sniff out distressed sellers when other...

  34. February 6, 2012

    TPG bid for GlobeOp under threat from rival

    TPG’s offer for London-listed GlobeOp is set to turn into a bid battle after a rival hedge-fund administrator said it was...

  35. February 1, 2012

    GlobeOp shares soar after purchase by TPG

    TPG Capital is to buy London-listed hedge fund administrator GlobeOp for £508m ($805m), in the US private equity group’s...

  36. January 11, 2012

    Government reshuffles UKFI management team

    The government has rejigged the men at the top of UK Financial Investments in a move that appears to scotch suggestions that...

  37. December 15, 2011

    Northern Rock delivers profit to taxpayer

    The old mortgage books of nationalised lenders Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley have delivered a £300m profit to the...

  38. 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...

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