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    Lloyds to pay up to £300m Libor fines

    Lloyds Banking Group is preparing to announce early next week that it will pay fines of £200m-£300m to US and UK regulators...

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    London banks and brokers face research business shake-up

    The City of London’s biggest brokers are contemplating far-reaching changes to their business models ahead of proposed rule...

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  1. London and the World 2013

    With the capital’s population predicted to soar to 10m by 2031 and challenges from riv...
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  1. July 21, 2014

    UK boards urged to take control of ethical values

    Boards must take control of setting a company’s ethical values and be prepared to dismiss chief executives whose values are...

  2. July 20, 2014

    Insurers ‘dispute half of business claims’

    Insurers dispute almost half of claims made by businesses and typically take three years to reach settlements, according to...

  3. July 20, 2014

    Serious Fraud Office gears up for UK forex trading probe

    The UK’s main anti-fraud agency is gearing up to launch a full-blown criminal investigation into alleged rigging of the...

  4. July 20, 2014

    Asset managers tight-lipped on dark pools

    Dark pools have seemingly lived up to their name as murky trading venues after an increase in regulatory action against them...

  5. July 20, 2014

    Hedge funds split over AIFMD risk management rules

    Any hedge fund, private equity or real estate fund wishing to market its product in the European Union will, from this week,...

  6. July 18, 2014

    Pensions and the risks of de-risking

    Deep within the balance sheets of some of the UK’s largest companies lingers a trillion-pound headache. These are companies,...

  7. July 17, 2014

    UK financial watchdog warns more fines are in the pipeline

    Britain’s financial watchdog has warned an industry struggling to move on from a series of high profile consumer scandals to...

  8. July 16, 2014

    Time called on the London gold fix

    The near-century old gold fix could soon be history after the four banks that run the global benchmark said they were...

  9. July 16, 2014

    Insurance price comparison websites ‘failing’, says FCA

    Price comparison websites are increasing the risk of consumers buying inappropriate insurance cover by not providing vital...

  10. July 16, 2014

    Insurance price comparison websites ‘failing’, says FCA regulator

    Price comparison websites are increasing the risk of consumers buying inappropriate insurance cover by not providing vital...

  11. July 15, 2014

    FCA’s votewinner squeezes life out of payday lending

    The FTSE illegal loan shark index, if there were such a thing, would be up sharply this week on the Financial Conduct...

  12. July 15, 2014

    Banks look to replace payday lenders

    Some of Britain’s biggest banks are examining ways to launch payday-style loans as a new cap on the cost of credit is...

  13. July 14, 2014

    Quindell starts on long road back to favour

    Quindell has learnt its first lesson in the school of corporate penitence. Its unusually long update went a step towards...

  14. July 14, 2014

    Wonga’s new chairman scraps advertising puppets amid review

    The newly appointed chairman of Wonga has moved to clean up the business, dropping advertising that might encourage young...

  15. July 13, 2014

    Watchdog set to unveil details of cap on UK payday loan charges

    Details of a shake-up of Britain’s payday lending will be announced as soon as this week as the country’s financial watchdog...

  16. July 13, 2014

    Financial Conduct Authority reforms may have unintended effects

    The Financial Conduct Authority, the UK regulator, recently set out a policy statement that could have far-reaching...

  17. July 11, 2014

    Challenger bank Paragon raises savings rates

    Paragon has unveiled an improved fixed rate on its one-year savings account, in the latest move by a “challenger” bank to...

  18. July 11, 2014

    UK regulators pledge to publish HBOS review

    The role of former top directors of HBOS in the bank’s failure is set to come under fresh scrutiny as regulators pledged to...

  19. July 11, 2014

    Tax avoidance, a muddle of our own making

    At the start of this month, new rules came into force designed to curb the worst excesses of the payday lending industry. In...

  20. July 11, 2014

    Regulators turn aim on broker research

    The annual report from the Financial Conduct Authority struggles to avoid sounding smug, but in vain. “Our first year was...

  21. July 10, 2014

    Bank of England considers impact on system of misconduct fines

    The Bank of England is assessing how banks will cope with further big fines for misconduct, amid concern that ever larger...

  22. July 9, 2014

    Joint Thomson Reuters/CME bid in lead for silver fix

    A joint proposal by Thomson Reuters, the data and news service, and exchange operator CME Group has emerged as the...

  23. Business Blog

    July 9, 2014

    The sorry state of financial companies' social media

    The FCA: not to blame for social media caution (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg) Some British banks have a long way to go with...

  24. July 9, 2014

    Financial Conduct Authority sets sights on high-frequency traders

    High-frequency traders and the practices they use to get a jump on other investors are firmly in the sights of the UK...

  25. July 8, 2014

    Savers earn poor returns on bank accounts, warns UK regulator

    Savers are earning poorer returns than necessary from their bank accounts, with established customers in particular losing...

  26. July 7, 2014

    More than 30 new UK banks could open under looser regulations

    More than 30 new banks could open in the UK as a loosening of regulation and an accelerated approvals process encourages...

  27. July 7, 2014

    WH Smith chairman to join BrightHouse

    BrightHouse has appointed WH Smith chairman Henry Staunton as head of the “rent-to-own” retailer’s board, as its private...

  28. July 6, 2014

    Ex-JPMorgan trader challenges ‘whale’ findings

    A former JPMorgan Chase trader who faces US criminal charges in the wake of the $6bn “London whale” debacle is challenging...

  29. July 4, 2014

    Ex-Schroders trader faces insider trading charges

    A former trader at Schroders is accused of using insider information to deal in Autonomy shares in a £155,000 criminal case...

  30. July 4, 2014

    Millennium parts ways with hedge fund star

    Millennium Management, the $23bn New York hedge fund, has parted ways with one of the longest-serving partners in its...

  31. July 3, 2014

    Compliance training cannot save forex from red tape

    Some academic institutions start life with a burden of prejudice to overcome. Not least the Barclays Compliance Career...

  32. July 2, 2014

    British MPs urge watchdog to probe price-rigging in gold market

    British MPs have called on the UK’s financial watchdog to investigate allegations of price-rigging in the London gold market...

  33. July 1, 2014

    New payday loan rules come into force

    Payday lenders face new restrictions on extending customers’ loans and raiding their bank accounts as the regulator...

  34. July 1, 2014

    Contenders line up for silver benchmark

    For a metal normally associated with second prize, silver is attracting a lot of interest. Seven contenders have entered the...

  35. July 1, 2014

    Report recommends independent oversight for pension schemes

    The government is being urged to strengthen the role of new independent bodies being formed to protect the interests of...

  36. June 27, 2014

    Ministry strikes deal to secure high cost trials

    The government is set to strike a deal with barristers over cuts to the UK’s criminal legal aid budget, in an attempt to...

  37. June 27, 2014

    Fake letters scandal spreads to Student Loans Company

    Graduates falling behind on debt repayments were sent threatening letters from what appears to be an independent debt...

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    June 26, 2014

    London gets a monetary policy

    The PRA and the FCA should ensure that mortgage lenders do not extend more than 15% of their total number of new residential...

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