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    1. FT Alphaville

      October 29, 2014

      So Tesco stock surges on confirmation of SFO probe...

      We guess this is the regulatory version of those occasions where a self-regarding company chairman or chief executive...

    2. October 29, 2014

      City watchdog fines Yorkshire Building Society for mistreating customers

      The City watchdog has fined Yorkshire Building Society £4.1m for its poor treatment of thousands of mortgage customers who...

    3. October 29, 2014

      Serious Fraud Office launches Tesco accounts probe

      The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has launched a criminal investigation into alleged accounting irregularities at Tesco, adding...

    4. October 29, 2014

      SFO probes Tesco accounting irregularities

      The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has launched an official criminal investigation into accounting irregularities at Tesco, a...

    5. FT Alphaville

      October 28, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David has a look at questions around Chinese GDP, the accounting for which is “man...

    6. October 28, 2014

      UBS books $2bn litigation charge

      UBS braced itself for further regulatory fines by taking a litigation charge of nearly $2bn in the third quarter, as it held...

    7. October 26, 2014

      Picking up the pieces after Tesco’s stock affair

      Tesco’s revelation last week that it had improperly booked more than £250m of profits is clearly a nightmare for the UK food...

    8. October 24, 2014

      Savers need ‘second line of defence’

      Regulators are being urged to bolster consumer safeguards ahead of the roll-out of radical reforms which will liberalise the...

    9. October 23, 2014

      Tesco chief must grasp strategic nettle before it really hurts

      WH Auden’s lament works as well for Tesco’s shareholders as its customers: Tesco was my North, my South, my East and West,...

    10. October 23, 2014

      Tesco in charts: What does Dave Lewis have to do?

      Tesco’s latest figures have done nothing to alleviate investor concern about how newly-arrived chief executive Dave Lewis is...

    11. October 23, 2014

      Tesco admits overstating profits for longer

      Tesco was plunged into further turmoil on Thursday as profits sank more than 90 per cent and Britain’s biggest retailer...

    12. October 21, 2014

      Regulator has no plans to bolster UK pension safeguards

      The City regulator has no plans to introduce tougher safeguards for consumers ahead of radical reforms of the pensions...

    13. October 20, 2014

      RBS clutches adolescent P2P lending to its bosom, regardless of risk

      Peer-to-peer lending seems to be all grown up and ready to settle down. Lending Club, the world’s biggest such business, is...

    14. October 19, 2014

      City watchdog in private warnings blitz

      The UK’s financial watchdog is on track to issue a record amount of private warnings this year, in what legal experts warn...

    15. October 17, 2014

      Pension reform at risk of failure, industry warns

      Less than six months before an overhaul of the pension system comes into force, the pensions industry has said a lack of...

    16. October 17, 2014

      Tesco chief Dave Lewis hopes to draw a line under profit scandal

      Dave Lewis, the new chief executive of Tesco, has attempted to draw a line under the profit overstatement scandal by...

    17. October 17, 2014

      Eden Project crowdfunding raises £1.5m

      Investors committed £1.5m in crowdfunding lending this week to the Eden Project, an ecological centre in the southwest of...

    18. October 17, 2014

      HSBC ordered to repay trail commission

      The ombudsman has forced HSBC to pay back trail commission to a client who did not receive advice from the bank, raising...

    19. October 17, 2014

      FCA launches new campaign against scams

      A campaign to warn people about the risks of investment fraud has been launched by the City watchdog, which receives 5,000...

    20. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2014

      Guest post: One virtual account number to rule them all

      By David Birch, a director of the secure electronic transactions consultancy, Consult Hyperion. He is an...

    21. October 16, 2014

      LME to run palladium and platinum price benchmarks

      The London Metal Exchange will administer the digital price-setting mechanism for palladium and platinum, months after a...

    22. October 16, 2014

      RBS promises to give clearer advice on interest rates

      Royal Bank of Scotland has promised more transparency about what higher interest rates would mean for customers after the...

    23. October 16, 2014

      UBS in talks with DoJ to reach settlement over forex probe

      UBS is in talks with the US Department of Justice to resolve allegations it manipulated the foreign exchange market as...

    24. October 15, 2014

      First Direct to pay for mis-selling complex investment products

      First Direct is to pay compensation for selling complex investments without checking if they were appropriate for customers....

    25. October 14, 2014

      Even Cara cannot save luxury bag groups

      Might Cara Delevingne be a tad overexposed? The fact that an observer as fusty as Lombard is even aware of the bushy-browed...

    26. October 14, 2014

      Afren fires CEO for gross misconduct

      Afren, the Nigeria-focused oil producer, is to pursue the return of more than $17m in secret payments made to its former...

    27. October 12, 2014

      Rangers and Daniel Stewart show risks of junior market

      It is hard to know which company is closer to omnishambles – Rangers International Football Club or Daniel Stewart...

    28. October 12, 2014

      Alex Salmond attacks Treasury over RBS threat to leave Scotland

      Alex Salmond has challenged the UK Treasury over the way it handled the Royal Bank of Scotland announcement that it would...

    29. October 12, 2014

      Borrowers urged to look at alternatives to payday lenders

      Borrowers in need of short-term credit are being urged to look at alternatives to payday lenders, despite moves by the UK...

    30. October 10, 2014

      FCA forex probe to accuse banks of control failings

      The UK’s financial regulator has accused six banks of system and control failures in their foreign exchange businesses as...

    31. October 9, 2014

      Regulator throws payday lenders a lifeline

      The existence of payday lenders is under threat from increasing regulatory scrutiny, but plans to make the industry more...

    32. October 8, 2014

      Activist Primestone fund gets green light

      Primestone, the London firm founded by three former Carlyle private equity executives, has received the regulators’ green...

    33. October 8, 2014

      Hold Britain’s banks to higher standards

      In the years since the global financial crisis, politicians and regulators have been looking to make bankers more personally...

    34. October 8, 2014

      Chicago prosecutor gets tough on ‘spoofing’

      For professional traders in financial markets, the potential consequences of “spoofing” are not funny. Variants of spoofing,...

    35. October 7, 2014

      Rabobank suspends 2 London forex traders

      Rabobank has suspended two London-based foreign exchange traders after an internal probe revealed breaches of the bank’s...

    36. October 7, 2014

      Two HSBC directors quit in protest over new conduct rules

      Two board members at HSBC’s UK unit are preparing to quit as part of a growing pushback against stiff new rules that would...

    37. October 7, 2014

      UK’s new finance regulations face their first big test in crowdfunding

      When the UK’s financial watchdog introduced new rules governing crowdfunding in April, there were fears that the fledgling...

    38. October 3, 2014

      Day of reckoning for UK payday lenders

      When a wave of payday lenders set up in the UK in the late-2000s they were hoping for fertile ground. Light-touch regulation...

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