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  1. September 12, 2014

    Pension governance committees ‘compromised’, say unions

    The Opposition and unions are calling on the government to scrap plans for new committees to police value in workplace...

  2. September 9, 2014

    The dilemma of defining risk appetite in banking

    When presenting HSBC’s first-half results last month, Douglas Flint, the bank’s chairman, talked of “disproportionate risk...

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  1. September 5, 2014

    Payday loan debts on the rise

    The number of people struggling to repay payday loans has grown significantly over the past year, according to figures...

  2. September 5, 2014

    Banks face first lawsuit over Isdafix rigging claims

    More than a dozen global financial institutions face fresh allegations that they colluded to manipulate a benchmark interest...

  3. September 4, 2014

    Senior MP hits out at regulators over HBOS report

    The UK’s financial watchdogs have been criticised after they secured the right to see early versions of a sensitive review...

  4. September 3, 2014

    Margin for doubt undermines Hargreaves Sharesdown

    It is the fate of ageing iconoclasts to start resembling the people they have challenged. Hargreaves Lansdown, the...

  5. September 2, 2014

    Complaints on payment protection insurance fall by nearly a third

    Complaints about payment protection insurance have fallen by nearly one-third in the six months to the end of June,...

  6. September 2, 2014

    Yorkshire Bank customers hit by IT glitch

    Yorkshire Bank has become the latest financial institution to suffer from IT problems, leaving customers temporarily unable...

  7. August 31, 2014

    Brokers’ inefficiency costs clients £4.2bn

    The UK asset management industry may be leaving as much as £4.2bn of client returns on the table by failing to monitor how...

  8. August 29, 2014

    Banks told to reopen 2.5m PPI claims

    The City watchdog has ordered lenders to reopen more than 2.5m payment protection insurance claims, clearing the way for...

  9. August 29, 2014

    Yorkshire and Clydesdale overhaul charges

    Yorkshire and Clydesdale banks, both owned by National Australia Bank, have become the latest to overhaul their current...

  10. August 29, 2014

    RBS fine over mortgage advice failures ‘might not be last’

    Regulatory action against Royal Bank of Scotland over failures in its mortgage advice process should act as a warning to...

  11. August 29, 2014

    Coutts sets aside £110m for payments over unsuitable investments

    Private bank Coutts & Co has earmarked £110m for thousands of UK customers who might have been sold unsuitable investments...

  12. August 28, 2014

    Deutsche Bank fined £4.7m by FCA over reporting blunders

    Deutsche Bank has been fined £4.7m in the UK for inaccurately reporting more than 29m transactions to the City regulator,...

  13. August 27, 2014

    Regulator fines RBS £14.5m for ‘serious failings’

    Royal Bank of Scotland’s efforts to clean up its image under a new chief executive suffered a blow on Wednesday as the UK...

  14. FT Alphaville

    August 27, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Bob’s back: Paul notes that Wednesday sees a resumption of trading in Atlas Mara...

  15. August 26, 2014

    RBS fined £14.5m for poor mortgage records and advice

    Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £14.5m by the UK Financial Conduct Authority for “serious failings” in its mortgage...

  16. August 25, 2014

    Boutique research: strong buy

    Ask fund managers for an opinion about broker research and you will not be short of responses. One perspective they probably...

  17. August 24, 2014

    Settlements make up 97% of fines collected by FCA, says research

    Almost all the £943m of fines collected by the UK’s financial watchdog between 2010 and 2013 came from settlements,...

  18. August 24, 2014

    UK regulator enters the financial Twittersphere

    The UK’s financial regulator is trying to work out how financial services companies should use social media such as Twitter...

  19. August 22, 2014

    UK banks to give second chance on bounced payments

    British banks are introducing a new process at the start of September to help customers avoid penalty fees incurred by...

  20. August 22, 2014

    FOS finds in favour of mis-sold annuitant

    Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life and pensions company, has been ordered to pay compensation to a longstanding...

  21. August 21, 2014

    UK insurance probe could spark sell-offs, says Phoenix chief

    A regulatory probe into old life insurance policies – which caused insurers’ share prices to plummet when it was leaked to...

  22. August 16, 2014

    Banks simplify overdrafts ahead of review

    A number of high street banks are simplifying their current account lending facilities ahead of a review of the overdraft...

  23. August 15, 2014

    Barclays in second client money probe

    Barclays is under investigation for failing to keep clients’ money separate from its own for a second time in three years –...

  24. August 15, 2014

    Crackdown on ‘misleading’ promotions

    The City regulator has opened more than 200 cases regarding promotions for consumer credit products that fail to meet its...

  25. August 11, 2014

    Equity research undergoes big structural changes

    The business of equity research is undergoing big structural change as a result of regulation, which is hitting at the...

  26. August 11, 2014

    Boutique banks take market share from bigger rivals

    On a rainy day in October 2008, exactly a month after the collapse of Lehman Brothers wreaked havoc on the world’s financial...

  27. August 10, 2014

    RBS Libor probe to drag on to next year

    The criminal investigation into former traders at Royal Bank of Scotland over the Libor scandal is set to drag on well into...

  28. August 10, 2014

    The Cinderella to banking’s Ugly Sisters

    The shopkeeper who owned the “licensed grocer” in the village where I grew up continued serving behind the counter well...

  29. August 8, 2014

    How to . . . spot investment scams

    The holy grail of investing is a product that offers an attractively high return with a minimum level of risk to capital....

  30. August 8, 2014

    Loophole allows investors to buy complex bonds

    A loophole in new rules banning the sale of complex bank bonds to retail investors means they can still gain access to the...

  31. August 8, 2014

    Investors lose out through poor trade execution

    An investigation by the City watchdog has found firms are failing to get the best terms on client trades, leaving customers...

  32. August 8, 2014

    Regulator warns on buy-to-let lending risks

    The City watchdog this week warned mortgage lenders over the risks that tighter rules on home loans would tempt borrowers...

  33. August 6, 2014

    UK banks must give facts on regulatory burden, says Andrew Tyrie

    Bankers complaining about the burden of regulation need to produce detailed figures quantifying the cost to their companies...

  34. August 5, 2014

    Regulator’s action highlights dilemma of selling Cocos to public

    Sometimes, rules to protect investors conflict with efforts to cut the overall risk in the financial system, a Bank of...

  35. August 5, 2014

    FCA to restrict sale of ‘cocos’ to individual investors

    The City watchdog has announced a one-year ban on the sale of complex bank bonds to individual investors, in the first use...

  36. August 3, 2014

    Keydata founder threatens UK regulator for £371m

    The founder of the Keydata, the collapsed investment company, is threatening to sue the UK’s financial regulator for £371m,...

  37. August 3, 2014

    Too much risk for most institutional investors

    Just 18 per cent of 101 institutional investors said their funds had stayed within their risk-tolerance limits over the past...

  38. July 30, 2014

    UK bankers feel shortchanged by bonus clampdown

    Proposals to claw back bonuses and jail reckless bankers unveiled by the UK’s twin banking regulators have been welcomed by...

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