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      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...

    2. 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,...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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      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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. October 20, 2014

      Intercontinental Exchange unveils plans for Libor reform

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

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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