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    1. November 14, 2014

      Co-op Group recruits one of its fiercest critics

      Sir Christopher Kelly, who led an independent review into the near failure of the Co-operative Bank, has been appointed to...

    2. October 27, 2014

      Co-op Bank chooses Dennis Holt as new chairman

      The Co-operative Bank has chosen Dennis Holt as its new chairman as the lender seeks to repair its reputation after a...

    1. October 23, 2014

      Co-op Bank managers blamed for doomed Lloyds branches deal

      The Co-operative Bank’s failed bid for hundreds of branches from Lloyds Banking Group should have been stopped much earlier,...

    2. October 22, 2014

      HSH targeted by US distressed debt investors

      A group of US hedge funds is discussing plans to persuade German public sector bank HSH Nordbank to restructure its debt as...

    3. October 19, 2014

      Financial technology sector complains of lack of bank services

      Entrepreneurs in the UK’s fast-growing financial technology sector say banks are obstructing their growth by refusing them...

    4. October 14, 2014

      Ten UK companies fell short of FRC reporting standards

      Ten UK companies including WH Smith, Royal Bank of Scotland and Rolls-Royce have issued financial statements that failed to...

    5. October 1, 2014

      Pennycook to join Co-op Group board as FCA agrees structure change

      The Co-operative Group’s new chief executive Richard Pennycook will join its board on October 15 as the retailer won...

    6. September 4, 2014

      Co-op Group returns to profit after last year’s ‘disastrous’ £2.5bn loss

      The Co-operative Group has said that the worst is behind it, after 2013’s “disastrous” £2.5bn loss – announcing a return to...

    7. August 28, 2014

      Restaurant Group boss takes company off Yes menu

      A row has broken out over a letter from 200 business people backing Scottish independence after one of the key signatories...

    8. FT Alphaville

      August 22, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Buiter on helicoptor drops: David clocks a new paper from Citi’s Willem Buiter, on why...

    9. August 22, 2014

      Co-op Bank slashes first-half losses but loses 38,000 customers

      The Co-operative Bank lost 38,000 current account customers in the first half of the year after suffering what it called a...

    10. July 18, 2014

      ‘Massive’ delays on Co-op mortgage applications ‘massively’ delayed

      Borrowers seeking a fixed-rate mortgage from the Co-operative Bank face waiting times of up to four weeks as the lender...

    11. July 14, 2014

      Ex-Co-op Bank chief Richard Pym takes chair at Allied Irish Banks

      The outgoing chairman of the Co-operative Bank is to take on a new challenge in the banking sector at the helm of Allied...

    12. June 18, 2014

      TSB sale draws cool response from some investors

      Lloyds Banking Group’s plan to float a quarter of its retail banking business is facing resistance from some fund managers,...

    13. June 13, 2014

      Should you say ‘yes’ to TSB shares?

      Investors have been spoilt for choice with new issues this year; the number of initial public offerings has risen sharply,...

    14. June 9, 2014

      Trustafarian Savings Bank quits nest in cut-price IPO

      The phrase “failure to launch” refers to a young man staying in the parental home long after it suits the parents. Trustee...

    15. June 8, 2014

      Co-op Bank looks to ethical standards

      The Co-operative Bank is preparing to refresh its ethical credentials in an effort to restore credibility after a string of...

    16. June 8, 2014

      TSB priced below book value for IPO

      Lloyds Banking Group is set to value its TSB unit at around 15 per cent below its book value as it pushes ahead with the...

    17. May 17, 2014

      Co-operative by name, co-operative by nature

      In the end, they were. Co-operative, that is. A small cadre of activists voted for reform principles that give the...

    18. May 13, 2014

      European Commission approves new Lloyds plan for TSB sale

      The European Commission has approved a revised plan by Lloyds Banking Group to float its TSB franchise, paving the way for...

    19. May 12, 2014

      Top banking jobs are turning into hot seats

      Pity the poor headhunters. Finding people to lead some of the world’s biggest banks is harder than most people think. The...

    20. May 9, 2014

      Top shareholders back Co-op Bank capital raising

      Investors have expressed confidence in the recovery of the Co-operative Bank by subscribing to a fresh capital raising that...

    21. May 7, 2014

      Appearing unique is the big test for challenger banks

      The name Kent Reliance oozes respectability. Branding consultants might have picked it out in a crowd as a way to sound...

    22. May 7, 2014

      Former Co-op Bank boss Paul Flowers fined £400 over drugs charges

      Paul Flowers, the former chairman of the Co-operative Bank and an ex-Methodist minister, has been fined £400 and ordered to...

    23. May 7, 2014

      Co-op faces fight over governance overhaul

      The Co-operative Group faces a fight over plans to overhaul its governance, despite a warning that it will fade into...

    24. May 5, 2014

      The failures at Co-op are not a one-off

      The recent history of Britain’s Co-operative Group is so peculiar it is tempting to paraphrase the opening lines of Anna...

    25. May 2, 2014

      Co-op bank increases charges

      The beleaguered Co-operative Bank has announced significantly increased charges for its fee-paying current accounts. From...

    26. April 30, 2014

      Review castigates Co-op Bank management and board

      The Co-operative Bank is investigating whether it has grounds to sue former directors and external advisers after a damning...

    27. April 24, 2014

      The Co-op, the bananas and the £2.5bn loss

      At this month’s Co-operative Group board meeting to approve the mutual’s 2013 accounts, its executives were braced for a...

    28. April 24, 2014

      Maul of the same growls on pay for Barclays’ Jenkins

      And lo, a day of judgment came upon “Saint” Antony Jenkins of the house of Barclays. He was cast among ravening lions – the...

    29. FT Alphaville

      April 24, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan notes another way to show that there aren’t many value stocks left. Albert Edwards...

    30. April 24, 2014

      Labour cuts ties with Co-op Bank

      The Co-op Bank has been dealt a fresh blow after the Labour party confirmed that it is ending its historic relationship with...

    31. April 22, 2014

      Co-op Bank’s £1.5bn shortfall triggers Britannia row

      A row is breaking out over the causes of a £1.5bn capital shortfall at the Co-operative Bank. Former directors are preparing...

    32. April 17, 2014

      Co-op: cannonade against the commissars

      The Co-operative Group is good at arranging funerals. Just as well. Pessimists say it may need to arrange its own. The...

    33. April 16, 2014

      Ex-Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers charged with drug offences

      Paul Flowers, the former chairman of the Co-operative Bank and a Methodist minister, has been charged with possession of...

    34. April 15, 2014

      Co-op pushed to adopt softer reforms

      The Co-operative Group is coming under increasing pressure to adopt a watered-down version of radical governance reforms...

    35. April 14, 2014

      Tale of two banks exposes pay as wrong target of critics

      Last week brought a tale of two banks. At one extreme is the Co-operative Bank in the UK, which reported annual losses of...

    36. April 13, 2014

      Co-operative Group to reveal £2bn-£2.5bn pre-tax loss

      The Co-operative Group will highlight the urgency of sweeping governance reforms this week as it reveals the extent of its...

    37. April 11, 2014

      Co-operative Bank: keystone co-ops

      Last year at the UK’s Co-operative Bank: a brief review. A £1.3bn pre-tax loss. A serious capital shortfall, resolved only...

    38. April 11, 2014

      Co-op Bank chief Booker in line for £4.6m

      The Co-operative Bank is paying its chief executive four times as much as his predecessor, highlighting the dramatic steps...

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