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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. April 10, 2014

    The Co-op: caught in a time warp

    The Co-operative Group has been a feature of Britain’s corporate landscape for so long that its way of doing things has...

  33. April 10, 2014

    Co-op Bank to withhold bonuses from former executives

    The Co-operative Bank will refuse to pay millions of pounds of bonuses to former executives as it attempts to take the sting...

  34. April 10, 2014

    Myners’ resignation puts focus on board at Co-operative Group

    Lord Myners’ resignation from Co-operative Group, following opposition to his plans to reform what he called a “failed”...

  35. April 10, 2014

    MPs deny Co-op Group opposes reform

    Labour and Co-operative party MPs on Thursday scrambled to extinguish the view that members of the UK’s largest mutual...

  36. April 7, 2014

    Co-operative Bank delays annual report

    The woeful run of recent events at the Co-operative Bank has continued as the UK lender announced that it has delayed the...

  37. April 3, 2014

    How to cheat a psychometric test

    The plight of the Co-operative Bank and the fall of Paul Flowers, its chairman, who faces allegations of buying illegal...

  38. April 1, 2014

    Charity Bank to get £14.5m investment from Big Society Capital

    Charity Bank, the lender that specialises in finance for small UK charities, will on Tuesday announce an investment from Big...

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