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      August 24, 2016

      UK mortgage approvals lowest in 18 months

      The number of loans approved for new house purchases fell to its lowest level in 18 months in the first full month...

    2. August 18, 2016

      UK financial sector targets Swiss-style deal for EU market access

      The City of London has given up hope of universal access to the EU single market and is now seeking a bespoke deal for...

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    1. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      UK business lending falls for first time in 2016

      Are UK businesses pressing the pause button owing to uncertainty caused by the UK’s EU membership referendum? Lending...

    2. July 26, 2016

      Mortgage approvals fall to 15-month low

      The number of mortgage approvals in the UK fell to a 15-month low in June, according to the latest figures from the...

    3. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Germany on edge

      A Syrian refugee who blew himself up on Sunday night in Germany, in the country’s first jihadi suicide bombing, had...

    4. July 13, 2016

      If Jamie D were to pop in for a full and frank chat with Shriti V

      Shriti Vadera, Santander UK’s chairman, is leading efforts by the British banking industry to persuade Jamie Dimon,...

    5. June 10, 2016

      BBA to merge with three other finance industry groups

      The British Bankers’ Association’s members have voted to merge with three other trade bodies to form a new consolidated...

    6. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      UK mortgage approvals dip in March

      The number of mortgage approvals in the UK slowed in March compared to the previous month, adding to jitters around the...

    7. March 28, 2016

      UK law firms fall foul of £85m Friday fraud hackers

      Hackers have stolen £85m from British law firms during the past 18 months after learning they tend to move money...

    8. March 24, 2016

      UK banks back staying in EU but remain reluctant to speak out

      More than half of British banks say that if the country leaves the EU it would hurt their businesses, but almost...

    9. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      UK banks tight-lipped on EU vote risks; BBA 'neutral'

      The British Bankers’ Association has asked its members what they think of the upcoming vote on European Union...

    10. March 11, 2016

      Lobby group warns on costs of bank levy

      The UK’s main bank lobby group has warned that the government is watering down its plans to reduce a tax on global...

    11. February 24, 2016

      Mortgage approvals hit 2-year high

      UK banks approved the highest number of mortgages for almost two years in January, as people rushed to take out loans...

    12. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Mortgage borrowing surges to highest since 2008

      UK mortgage approvals have rocketed as house buyers look to get in ahead of the increase in stamp duty for buy-to-let...

    13. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Banking trade body to weigh in on Brexit debate

      An organisation representing banks in the UK has decided to “take a position” on Britain’s forthcoming referendum on...

    14. January 27, 2016

      Value of UK mortgages rises 6%

      The UK enjoyed another “strong year for household borrowing” as the gross value of mortgages rose 6 per cent on 2014,...

    15. January 12, 2016

      Angela Knight apologises for role as bank defender-in-chief

      Angela Knight, the new chair of the Office of Tax Simplification, apologised to MPs for her role defending banks during...

    16. December 24, 2015

      UK bank lending to business grows for first time since crisis

      British bank lending to the corporate sector grew for the first time since 2009 in the year to November, highlighting...

    17. Fast FT

      December 24, 2015

      UK loans for houses drop in November

      The number of loans approved for house purchases in the UK dropped unexpectedly in November, according to the British...

    18. December 6, 2015

      Banks need to adapt to new breed of rival

      For centuries, banks have been a powerful force in driving innovation in financial services. From the development of...

    19. November 25, 2015

      Mortgage lending reaches 7-year high

      Mortgage lending has hit the highest level in seven years as borrowers rush to lock into “very competitive deals” from...

    20. November 19, 2015

      Banks tackled over lack of diversity

      Banks in the UK should face “internal consequences” for failing to tackle the lack of diversity in the workplace and...

    21. November 13, 2015

      Hector Sants calls for City watchdog to lose fining powers

      A review of Britain’s banking industry, written by the former regulator Sir Hector Sants, has called for the Financial...

    22. November 12, 2015

      British bankers face squeeze on allowances

      Banks in the UK will no longer be able to pay lump sum allowances to circumvent bonus caps after European regulators...

    23. October 26, 2015

      UK banks approve fewer mortgages in September as rate rise looms

      Banks approved fewer mortgages in the UK last month as the prospect of an imminent rate rise receded, but the Bank of...

    24. October 22, 2015

      Bank jobs rise above London in provincial ‘hotspots’

      Move over, Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells, the bankers are coming. Some 77 local authorities have become banking...

    25. September 11, 2015

      Treasury deaf to UK challenger banks’ pleas on tax surcharge

      Ten of Britain’s smaller banks pleaded with officials for a break from a new “supertax” on the sector on Friday but...

    26. September 10, 2015

      Irish-American woman to chair British banking lobby

      The British Bankers Association is reflecting the predominantly international profile of its membership by appointing...

    27. August 26, 2015

      Remortgaging hits four-year high

      The number of homeowners remortgaging surged last month to its highest level in four years, suggesting borrowers are...

    28. July 6, 2015

      UK bankers call for Budget rethink on levy

      Banks have intensified their calls for George Osborne, the UK chancellor, to give them a break on the bank levy in this...

    29. June 14, 2015

      Thousands in UK could miss out of digital banking revolution

      Mobile has overtaken branches and the internet as the most popular way to bank, but thousands of people across the UK...

    30. June 12, 2015

      George Osborne accused of moving goalposts on UK bank levy

      George Osborne has been accused by a senior Conservative MP of turning a £3bn tax on banks originally intended to...

    31. June 3, 2015

      UK banks fight back against EU bonus cap extension

      British financial institutions have launched a rearguard action against a European Union plan to extend restrictions on...

    32. May 29, 2015

      Banks desert high street for the digital superhighway

      Picture the scene: you go for a run, armed with a smartphone app that measures how far you go, your speed and the...

    33. May 28, 2015

      UK banks start lending more to small businesses

      Banks are taking advantage of a Bank of England scheme to lend more to small businesses, after being criticised for not...

    34. May 18, 2015

      UK banks appoint Sants to lead review of competitiveness

      Sir Hector Sants has been appointed to review the competitiveness of British banks on behalf of the industry, stepping...

    35. May 10, 2015

      Banks plot to withdraw repo trading from London

      Foreign banks operating from the City of London are plotting a managed retreat from operations that expose them to the...

    36. April 10, 2015

      New guidelines on Isa inheritances

      New guidelines have been published on the inheritance of Isa investments for surviving spouses. George Osborne brought...

    37. February 3, 2015

      BBA backs calls for ‘licence to trade’ after City scandals

      The main lobbying group for British banks has said that all financial market traders should be required to gain...

    38. 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...

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