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    1. November 23, 2014

      Banking groups push Brussels to ditch overhaul of big lenders

      European banks are putting pressure on Brussels and Lord Hill, the EU’s financial services commissioner, to ditch plans to...

    2. October 23, 2014

      Fresh data show UK growth slowing

      A set of weaker than expected data in retail, housing and manufacturing has fuelled the impression that the speed of...

    1. October 20, 2014

      Intercontinental Exchange unveils plans for Libor reform

      Intercontinental Exchange wants to rehabilitate Libor by proposing that submitting banks include transactions they conduct...

    2. September 23, 2014

      UK mortgage approvals fall in August

      Britain’s high street banks approved the fewest mortgages in a year in August in a sign that demand may be cooling in the...

    3. August 28, 2014

      Lending to UK business falls in second quarter

      Lending to British businesses fell in the second quarter, according to Bank of England figures that show the Funding for...

    4. August 13, 2014

      L&G’s exit leaves trade bodies existentially challenged

      Have trade associations outlived their purpose? Legal & General evidently thinks so. It has quit the Association of British...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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....

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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”...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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