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  1. 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...

  2. August 6, 2014

    Lloyds faces lawsuit over HBOS takeover

    Lloyds Banking Group, the UK-government-supported lender, has vowed to defend itself against a lawsuit filed by investors...

  1. April 25, 2014

    Former HBOS bankers deny conspiracy charges

    Two former managers at HBOS, now part of Lloyds Banking Group, have appeared at Southwark Crown Court along with other...

  2. June 11, 2013

    UK banks urged to ease switch to rivals

    Britain’s banks will be urged to make it easier for customers to switch to a rival institution, in a cross-party report on...

  3. May 12, 2013

    Esure hit by fallout over ex-HBOS director

    Esure has been accused of downplaying in the run up to its recent London stock market launch the role that one of its...

  4. May 9, 2013

    UK watchdog probes KPMG in fresh blow

    The UK accounting watchdog has launched two separate investigations into KPMG, only weeks after the firm was caught up in an...

  5. May 6, 2013

    Inside Business: Reforms open door to performance-linked pensions

    It is a month now since Sir James Crosby announced that he wanted to be stripped of his knighthood. After an excoriating...

  6. April 15, 2013

    UK banks must learn lessons from history

    Over the past couple of weeks, we have been treated to some powerful history lessons about Britain’s banking industry. Taken...

  7. April 12, 2013

    Bankers’ pension pots are not sacrosanct

    Saying sorry needs to mean something. By offering to relinquish his knighthood and hand back a chunk of his pension, Sir...

  8. April 11, 2013

    How former HBOS chiefs scooped top pensions

    Two former HBOS chief executives excoriated last week for presiding over a “colossal failure” at the bank, accrued pension...

  9. April 10, 2013

    Lombard: ENRC cleanup at risk

    Project Cleanup appears to be going badly for Mehmet Dalman, chairman of Kazakh miner Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. The...

  10. April 10, 2013

    Downing St builds HBOS pressure

    Downing Street has added to the pressure on former executives at HBOS to follow Sir James Crosby and give up generous...

  11. April 10, 2013

    Rehab should be fourth R of bank scandals

    Remorse, reimbursement and resignation have become the three Rs of banking scandals. Sir James Crosby’s decisions to hand...

  12. April 9, 2013

    Crosby show shows little sign of abating

    It marked a quick win for Westminster’s politicians. Sir James Crosby’s decision to give up his knighthood and part of his...

  13. April 9, 2013

    Financial sins

    Sir James Crosby, former chief executive of the failed bank HBOS, has done the honourable thing in surrendering his...

  14. April 9, 2013

    Crosby asks to give up knighthood

    Pressure was rising on former HBOS executives on Tuesday following news that the former chief executive of the collapsed...

  15. April 8, 2013

    HBOS report is more a witch hunt than a thoughtful analysis

    From Mr Thomas Ward. Sir, The parliamentary report on the failure of HBOS uses excoriating language to condemn the board of...

  16. April 8, 2013

    Barclays has vaccine against future ills

    Those who exalt themselves will be humbled and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” To judge from reaction to last...

  17. April 8, 2013

    Cameron urged to act against Crosby

    Pressure is building on David Cameron to intervene to rid Sir James Crosby of his knighthood and part of his pension, after...

  18. April 7, 2013

    MPs urge HBOS chief to sacrifice pension

    Conservative and Labour MPs are pushing for the former chief executive of HBOS to give up some of his £20m pension pot,...

  19. April 5, 2013

    Crosby quits role at Bridgepoint

    The year 2006 was a good one for Sir James Crosby. Aged barely 50, the actuary-turned-banker picked up a knighthood in...

  20. April 5, 2013

    Tyrie brands HBOS chiefs ‘delusional’

    The chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards said the management of HBOS was “delusional” about the...

  21. April 5, 2013

    HBOS reborn as Lloyds’ ‘challenger’ brand

    HBOS might have died a death in 2008 but at least a part of the group’s former go-ahead style has been reborn with a...

  22. April 5, 2013

    Ex-HBOS trio face City ban call

    Regulators should consider stripping three of HBOS’s top directors of their right to run a financial company, a stinging...

  23. April 5, 2013

    HBOS built on flawed business model

    Looking to the past to learn lessons for the present can be a dismal, if ultimately constructive, exercise. But if unpicking...

  24. April 4, 2013

    Lombard: Good case for trio’s censure

    Who killed Cock Robin? A parliamentary report on the near-collapse of Halifax Bank of Scotland pins much of the blame on...

  25. April 3, 2013

    Lombard: Banking woes

    A report by lawmakers should spread the opprobrium for the woes of Halifax Bank of Scotland, rescued from collapse by Lloyds...

  26. April 2, 2013

    HBOS chiefs to be slated for failure

    The men who ran HBOS in the lead-up to its collapse face castigation on Thursday in a damning parliamentary report that...

  27. March 11, 2013

    St James’s investors in the hands of Lloyds

    All shall come to he who waits. David Bellamy, chief executive of St James’s Place, joined the wealth manager when it was...

  28. March 11, 2013

    Lloyds to reduce stake in St James’s Place

    Lloyds Banking Group is to cash in on the record share price of St James’s Place by selling at least a third of its majority...

  29. March 1, 2013

    Support services boost FTSE

    Support services stocks extended a strong start to 2013 by outperforming the FTSE 100 with outsourcer Capita and credit...

  30. January 16, 2013

    Fraud verdict reveals banking excesses

    Two businessmen have been convicted of conspiring to defraud Allied Irish Banks and Bank of Scotland in a court case which...

  31. January 8, 2013

    Eight charged over HBOS Reading loans

    A former senior employee of HBOS and seven other defendants face various charges relating to corruption and fraud in...

  32. December 4, 2012

    Ex-HBOS head was ‘dishonest’ or ‘delusional’

    Lord Stevenson, the former chairman of HBOS, stood accused on Tuesday of living in “cloud-cuckooland” after it emerged that...

  33. November 22, 2012

    Santander – capital options

    Does Santander know something investors don’t? Reports that the Spanish lender could list its part-owned US vehicle finance...

  34. November 2, 2012

    Bank of England’s culture attacked

    Excessive deference and hierarchy are damaging the Bank of England’s effectiveness, according to three independent reviews...

  35. October 30, 2012

    MPs hear of ‘us and them’ HBOS culture

    Failed bank HBOS had an “us and them” culture and a “dysfunctional” reporting structure that made it all but impossible for...

  36. October 21, 2012

    UK bank supervisors tighten their grip

    Britain’s banks are being forced to hold eight times bigger buffers to guard against new threats than before the financial...

  37. September 12, 2012

    Cummings singled out for blame

    When the City watchdog censured HBOS for “serious misconduct” in the corporate lending division headed by Peter Cummings...

  38. September 12, 2012

    Life ban and fine for HBOS’s Cummings

    A banker who spearheaded the rapid growth of one of the UK’s biggest lenders before its collapse in the financial crisis has...

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