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  1. July 20, 2014

    Sharp fall looms among top ranks of UK officials in EU Commission

    The number of British officials working in the EU Commission is heading for a “cliff edge” as top bureaucrats approach...

  2. July 11, 2014

    Ipad generation drives banks’ shake-up

    The image of glum bank cashiers slouched behind bullet proof glass straining to hear customers’ requests looks destined to...

  1. June 24, 2014

    UK challenger banks call for easier access to BoE liquidity

    Britain’s “challenger” banks are pushing for easier access to Bank of England liquidity and more favourable capital rules to...

  2. May 28, 2014

    Banks pressed to improve lending to UK small business

    High street banks have been urged to “up their game” on lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) after a...

  3. May 14, 2014

    Bonus clawback rules ‘unenforceable’, say bankers

    The Bank of England’s proposals to impose the world’s toughest rules for clawing back bonuses from bankers could be...

  4. April 15, 2014

    Business hits ‘brick wall’ in talks on UK banking ring fence

    Business representatives warned on Tuesday they were hitting a “brick wall” in discussions with the government over the...

  5. February 25, 2014

    Mortgage approvals at highest since September 2007

    Mortgage approvals in January rose to the highest level since September 2007, according to figures published by the British...

  6. January 23, 2014

    Biggest banks join forces to launch lending campaign

    The UK’s biggest banks are joining forces in an attempt to stamp out a widely-held perception they are reluctant to lend....

  7. January 21, 2014

    City bankers warn against UK’s potential loss of influence in EU

    Britain’s banks have launched a strong intervention in the debate over the nation’s membership of the European Union,...

  8. January 21, 2014

    BBA urges Cameron to put boots on the ground in EU

    David Cameron likes to portray himself as a valiant knight, defending the helpless damsel that is the City from the dragon...

  9. January 17, 2014

    IntercontinentalExchange to take over running Libor benchmark

    IntercontinentalExchange will take over the administration of the scandal-tainted Libor benchmark from February 1 after...

  10. October 23, 2013

    Business lending in UK jumps in September

    Business lending by high street banks rose in September at its strongest pace in four years, a sign that entrepreneurs are...

  11. September 24, 2013

    Rising US house prices, signs of optimism in Europe

    Strong growth in house prices indicated a fledgling recovery in the US housing market, while confidence indicators showed...

  12. July 9, 2013

    Scandal-plagued Libor moves to NYSE

    The Libor interbank rate formally broke with its scandal-plagued past on Tuesday as NYSE Euronext, the transatlantic...

  13. June 12, 2013

    Barclays pushes for industry task force

    Barclays and the British Bankers’ Association are pushing for the creation of a task force on banking standards, led by the...

  14. June 5, 2013

    Libor land grab is an augury of conflicts

    La perfide Europe! As if historic (though possibly apocryphal) plans to control the curvature of UK-sold bananas had not...

  15. May 24, 2013

    Mortgage approvals edge up as incentive schemes kick in

    Mortgage approvals edged up in April, with banks expecting to sign off more loans to would-be homeowners as schemes to help...

  16. May 5, 2013

    Banks call on BoE to oppose financial transaction tax

    Britain’s banks have called on Sir Mervyn King to speak out against Europe’s planned financial transaction tax, complaining...

  17. March 19, 2013

    Freddie sues over ‘substantial’ Libor loss

    Freddie Mac has sued more than a dozen banks and the British Bankers’ Association, alleging it suffered “substantial losses”...

  18. March 15, 2013

    Call for UK proprietary trading crackdown

    A crackdown on UK banks from trading on their own account has been urged by a commission of MPs and peers set up to make...

  19. February 25, 2013

    Search begins for new Libor administrator

    The UK effort to restore confidence in Libor took another step forward on Monday as the search began for a new administrator...

  20. February 4, 2013

    Osborne plans to ‘re-set banking system’

    George Osborne will on Monday hail 2013 as “the year we re-set our banking system”. But any prospect of a fresh start has...

  21. January 27, 2013

    Plan to boost financial directors’ skills

    The financial services industry will launch a scheme this week to raise the quality of boardroom leadership and the calibre...

  22. January 15, 2013

    Goldman backs down on UK bonus delay

    In the face of withering criticism Goldman Sachs has abandoned a plan which would have allowed bankers to benefit from a cut...

  23. December 27, 2012

    Yen hits two-year low on borrowing plans

    The yen remained under pressure on Thursday, falling to a two-year low against the dollar, after Japan’s new finance...

  24. December 26, 2012

    Group aims to boost banking’s public image

    The lobby group for Britain’s banks is to open itself up to wider society, as the country’s embattled lenders seek to...

  25. December 21, 2012

    Panel wants banks to face threat of splits

    Andrew Tyrie has called it a Sword of Damocles and an electric fence. But whether the imagery is mythical or prosaic, the...

  26. December 19, 2012

    ‘Lowball’ tenders aimed to paint rosy picture

    UBS attempted to manipulate Libor rates not only to benefit its trading book but also to paint a rosier picture of its...

  27. December 18, 2012

    Geithner was told of Libor fears in 2008

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York was warned as early as mid-2008 that banks may have been misreporting their Libor...

  28. December 5, 2012

    UK regulator unveils new Libor rules

    Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo are likely to face strong regulatory pressure to join the panels of banks that...

  29. December 4, 2012

    City banks fret over being on the margins

    Nerves are fraying at Britain’s banks and foreign institutions with a big presence in the UK over the impending introduction...

  30. November 12, 2012

    Warwick and Aston show entrepreneurial spirit

    Two business schools in the UK’s industrial heartland are to establish a research centre to boost enterprise. Warwick...

  31. November 1, 2012

    More consensual Bank better to spot crises

    When soliciting feedback, the safest policy is to draw terms of reference so narrowly as to obviate serious criticism. The...

  32. October 29, 2012

    First Libor damages trial set to proceed

    The stage has been set for the first British damages claim trial over the manipulation of Libor after a London judge allowed...

  33. October 17, 2012

    BBA chooses Wicks as new chairman

    The City of London establishment has turned to another septuagenarian to bail it out in times of trouble, with the British...

  34. October 16, 2012

    Bounder bankers should beware BBA’s ethics push

    The collapse in public respect for bankers that followed the near-collapse of many banks has prompted a harking back to a...

  35. September 28, 2012

    Libor lending rate gets full overhaul

    The “broken” London interbank lending rate will get “a complete overhaul” including a radical pruning of the number of rates...

  36. September 25, 2012

    British banks body bows out of Libor

    Government regulation of a cornerstone of financial markets has moved closer after a British banking body agreed to...

  37. September 25, 2012

    Libor: BBA does the decent thing

    How English. A chair. A table. A glass of whisky. Beside it, a smoking revolver. Members of the British Bankers’ Association...

  38. September 24, 2012

    US regulator calls for faster Libor reform

    The top US regulator overseeing the derivatives market has questioned the accuracy of a benchmark interest rate and has...

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