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    1. January 25, 2016

      Accounting experts seek independent probe into KPMG’s audit of HBOS

      Accounting experts have called for an independent investigation into KPMG’s audit of collapsed lender HBOS, arguing...

    2. January 21, 2016

      KPMG to face preliminary enquiries into HBOS audit

      The UK’s accountancy watchdog has moved closer to launching a formal investigation into KPMG over its audit of HBOS,...

    1. December 14, 2015

      Review highlights flaws of HBOS probe

      Flaws in the UK watchdog’s response to the downfall of HBOS meant only one director received a fine and ban as the...

    2. December 14, 2015

      Treasury committee wants KPMG probed over HBOS audits

      The chairman of the Treasury select committee says it was a “serious mistake” for the UK accountancy watchdog not to...

    3. December 6, 2015

      Review: ‘Crash Bank Wallop’ by Paul Moore

      I have only ever spoken to whistleblowers after they have blown the whistle. Their recounting of the experience has...

    4. November 24, 2015

      HBOS collapse shows danger of the winner’s curse

      British regulators have finally published their report into HBOS, the bank formed from the merger of Halifax with Bank...

    5. November 23, 2015

      HBOS shows how bottom-up strategy leads to disaster

      HBOS, the UK bank that was one of the biggest casualties of the credit crunch, used a list of traits to rate budding...

    6. November 22, 2015

      UK bank regulators too need incentives to do the right thing

      Complain all you like about corporate culture; accountability will not improve until you convince the people in charge...

    7. November 19, 2015

      Changing tack now on HBOS serves no practical purpose

      What can you do in seven years? If you’re in the financial postmortem business, you can spend £7m compiling a 549-page...

    8. November 19, 2015

      Fresh HBOS inquiries hold no prospect of speedy judgment

      The main consequence of the regulators’ costly and time-consuming inquiry into the £20.5bn collapse of HBOS is, wait...

    9. November 19, 2015

      HBOS report is better late then never

      Had the Bank of England’s damning report on the 2008 failure of HBOS, one of the UK’s largest banks, been completed a...

    10. November 19, 2015

      Managers blamed for HBOS collapse face limited penalties

      A much-delayed report into the 2008 collapse of HBOS heaped blame on the bank’s board, top management and its...

    11. November 19, 2015

      Key figures in the HBOS affair

      A much delayed report into the £20.5bn collapse of HBOS has concluded that the blame for the bank’s collapse at the...

    12. November 19, 2015

      Retribution would have been a dish better served hot at HBOS

      What blame should King George I, governor of the South Sea Company, bear for its collapse in 1720? The Financial...

    13. November 19, 2015

      Behemoth to beggar: a timeline of HBOS troubles

      History of a new bank that lasted only 7 years 2001 Halifax Bank of Scotland was created by the merger of the Bank of...

    14. November 19, 2015

      The HBOS report: a quick guide

      What is the purpose of the report? To investigate why HBOS collapsed in 2008, leading to a government-arranged merger...

    15. November 19, 2015

      HBOS’s former chiefs face fresh scrutiny

      Former bosses of HBOS, the collapsed UK lender, will come under intense pressure on Thursday as a report into its...

    16. November 13, 2015

      HBOS report will ask why only one executive probed

      A long-awaited report into the £20.5bn collapse of the bank HBOS seven years ago will ask why the regulator only...

    17. October 14, 2015

      Diageo: wine, wine, wine

      What does a grape say if you step on it? Nothing, it just lets out a little wine. The punchline of that dad joke also...

    18. August 13, 2015

      Iraq inquiry delay casts shadow over HBOS report

      A looming legal battle over a delayed inquiry into the Iraq war will be a “serious warning” to financial watchdogs and...

    19. 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...

    20. July 17, 2015

      ‘Black Horse Ride’, by Ivan Fallon

      Lloyds TSB’s ill-fated takeover of Halifax Bank of Scotland, or HBOS, is a vivid lens through which to look at the...

    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. March 16, 2015

      Justifiable tilt at Alliance Trust will succeed if anyone’s for Dennis

      A volley of tomatoes. A fusillade of dried peas. Once again Alliance Trust, the Walter the Softy of investment, is...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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....

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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....

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. April 9, 2013

      Financial sins

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

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