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    1. July 27, 2015

      Cash Genie to compensate 92,000 customers for ‘unfair practices’

      Payday lender Cash Genie is to pay £20m in compensation to tens of thousands of borrowers after admitting it charged...

    2. July 27, 2015

      Bristol pound counts in local economy

      Yurt Lush, a Mongolian themed restaurant, this month became the first business to pay its electricity bill using the...

    3. July 27, 2015

      Bank executive ousting is back in fashion

      Ditching chief executives has become a popular sport again in finance — almost regaining the high point of 2008-9 when...

    4. July 26, 2015

      Bloomberg becomes regulated trading venue in Europe

      Bloomberg is set to fall under the same trading platform regulations as its rivals after the UK markets watchdog...

    5. July 24, 2015

      The time to fret over buy-to-let?

      A few years ago, I indulged a childhood dream of owning a seaside cottage — stretching my finances almost to breaking...

    6. July 24, 2015

      City Insider: Martin Wheatley spies an opportunity

      Martin Wheatley: wooden delivery Martin Wheatley’s exit from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has one silver lining...

    7. July 23, 2015

      UK regulator eyes greater clarity for savers

      The UK financial regulator is proposing rules to provide savers with clearer information on interest rates for cash...

    8. July 22, 2015

      Martin Wheatley admits disappointment at leaving FCA

      The ousted head of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has admitted he is disappointed to be leaving the City...

    9. July 21, 2015

      MPs to probe delays over £20.5bn HBOS collapse report

      Delays in publishing a report on the £20.5bn collapse of Halifax Bank of Scotland at the height of the financial crisis...

    10. July 20, 2015

      Banking gods in a mood to free up staff and unleash creativity

      How the banking pantheon is changing. Gone are the vengeful gods. The Treasury, bent on innovation and competitiveness,...

    11. July 19, 2015

      Dawn raids fall as FCA shifts focus

      The UK markets regulator carried out 60 per cent fewer dawn raids in 2014 compared to the previous year as the...

    12. July 19, 2015

      More relief for banks as Osborne reins in watchdog

      The complex skein of rules woven to reorganise banking after the crisis has never seemed an entirely convincing...

    13. July 17, 2015

      Martin Wheatley knew the score after change in mood music

      The perception that Martin Wheatley’s mindset was “that all bankers were evil” may have been his downfall. While Mr...

    14. July 17, 2015

      A stubborn crusader gets his marching orders

      The resignation of Martin Wheatley, chief executive of Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority, marks a significant shift...

    15. July 17, 2015

      Week in Review, July 18

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Probe widens into  Deutsche Bank’s...

    16. July 17, 2015

      Martin Wheatley’s career

      Martin Wheatley Studied English and Philosophy at York university and then trained as an accountant. June 2004: Joined...

    17. July 17, 2015

      Martin Wheatley resigns as chief of Financial Conduct Authority

      Martin Wheatley, the chief executive of the UK finance regulator who failed to win the favour of politicians and the...

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      July 17, 2015

      Plus500: close but not closed

      Shareholders of Plus500, the London-listed but Israel based contract for difference broker, this week voted to approve...

    19. July 16, 2015

      Regulator seeks talks on drawdown protection

      The Financial Services Compensation Scheme is seeking talks with UK regulators over the protection regime under which...

    20. July 15, 2015

      Deutsche Bank Moscow probe spreads to UK

      The UK financial watchdog is in the early stages of an investigation into whether Deutsche Bank breached anti...

    21. July 13, 2015

      Financial regulator to be grilled over delay to HBOS report

      The UK financial regulator is to be grilled at its annual meeting on the continued delay to its long-awaited report on...

    22. July 11, 2015

      UK regulator fails to harpoon London Whale

      The UK’s financial watchdog has failed to harpoon the London Whale: the former JPMorgan Chase trader at the centre of a...

    23. July 10, 2015

      UBS forex trader Michael Agaisse reinstated after probe

      Swiss bank UBS has reinstated one of the US traders it suspended as part of an investigation into alleged misbehaviour...

    24. July 10, 2015

      UK regulators launch unit to help challenger banks enter market

      British regulators are launching a bank unit to help challengers come to market as part of government efforts to...

    25. FT Alphaville

      July 10, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      The Greek government submitted its highly anticipated plan for an economic overhaul to bailout authorities on Thursday...

    26. July 9, 2015

      Advisers increase rates amid fears of mis-selling claims

      Savers looking to take cash from their pension pots are being quoted advisory fees that are thousands of pounds higher...

    27. July 7, 2015

      City watchdog wants new regulations to cover algorithmic trading

      Managers responsible for algorithmic trading should be covered by a new accountability regime as part of a push to...

    28. July 3, 2015

      Optimal expects green light on Skrill merger by end of July

      Optimal Payments, the British online payments group, expects to receive regulatory approval for its €1.1bn reverse...

    29. July 2, 2015

      FCA: On the wrong side of the argument?

      Sometime between the canon of lamb and the port, George Osborne, chancellor of the exchequer, unveiled what he called a...

    30. July 2, 2015

      UK bank regulator earned £701,000 last year

      The pay package of the man in charge of supervising Britain’s bankers has soared to more than £700,000, making him one...

    31. July 2, 2015

      Suspicious trading before deals at historic low in UK

      Suspicious trading in the run up to deals being announced is at a historic low in the UK according to the financial...

    32. June 30, 2015

      Banks return to riskier lending on mortgages and credit cards

      Interest-only mortgages are staging a comeback and zero per cent credit card deals are getting more competitive as...

    33. June 29, 2015

      Law firm buying Quindell under scrutiny from regulators

      The saga of Quindell has taken another dramatic twist, with the Australian law firm that acquired most of the company...

    34. June 28, 2015

      Pressure grows on mortgage lenders to help older borrowers

      Mortgage lenders are coming under increasing pressure to offer loans to older borrowers, who are encountering...

    35. June 28, 2015

      Quindell saga turns into Mad Hatter’s tea party

      Just when you think you know how the adventures of Daniel Stewart and Quindell will pan out, the scene shifts and the...

    36. June 26, 2015

      Baffling financial services communications must stop, firms told

      The City watchdog has castigated financial services companies for poor communications that mean some customers do not...

    37. June 26, 2015

      Bankers seek ways round bonus clawbacks

      Bankers seeking to shield themselves from new rules allowing a decade’s worth of bonuses to be clawed back have been...

    38. June 24, 2015

      Crown Estate: minted imperial

      Lombard’s royal correspondent Regina Plaudit has been honoured with an audience with the Queen*. I was fortunate to...

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