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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. October 20, 2014

      Intercontinental Exchange unveils plans for Libor reform

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

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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