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  1. July 2, 2014

    UK house prices surpass 2007 peak, data show

    Average house prices in the UK have surpassed their 2007 peak, rising nearly 12 per cent in the past year and stoking fears...

  2. June 3, 2014

    Construction sector still struggles to rebuild after recession

    Building activity is rising so strongly that supply bottlenecks are beginning to emerge, according to a survey of purchasing...

  1. June 3, 2014

    RBS clamps down on large mortgages

    Royal Bank of Scotland has become the second UK lender to cap large mortgage loans, amid rising concerns that the London...

  2. June 1, 2014

    UK challenger banks in current accounts push

    The three biggest challengers in the current account market are on track to open at least 2m accounts this year as they step...

  3. May 28, 2014

    Nationwide warns on London house price growth

    Nationwide warned that recent house price growth in parts of London was unsustainable, adding to concerns that the market...

  4. March 3, 2014

    UK’s Nationwide poised to issue coco bond

    Nationwide Building Society is poised to become the first non-listed financial institution to issue a contingent convertible...

  5. February 21, 2014

    Nationwide is latest UK lender to suffer IT glitch

    Nationwide Building Society has become the latest banking service provider to suffer a serious IT glitch. On Friday...

  6. February 20, 2014

    Nationwide to meet leverage targets early as profits rise

    Nationwide Building Society revealed it would meet a leverage requirement significantly ahead of a 2015 deadline set by the...

  7. November 29, 2013

    Switching winners and losers

    Santander, Halifax and Nationwide have benefited most since the introduction of seven-day switching on current accounts in...

  8. November 25, 2013

    Ireland’s lonely whistleblowers

    When John Wilson discovered that senior police officers were routinely cancelling penalty points and fines for driving...

  9. November 22, 2013

    Co-op: feeling isn’t mutual

    When the Rochdale Pioneers set up their co-operative in 1844, owned by and run for its members, they also planned a...

  10. November 22, 2013

    Nationwide launches £500m capital raising

    Nationwide Building Society conquered one of the biggest challenges for UK mutuals by raising £500m of fresh capital through...

  11. November 15, 2013

    Nationwide benefits from account-switching service

    Nationwide Building Society provided a robust defence of the mutual model on Friday by revealing strong growth in mortgages...

  12. October 11, 2013

    Dunfermline cuts loan rates

    Nearly 8,000 borrowers with the Dunfermline Building Society will see a significant cut in their monthly repayments as their...

  13. October 4, 2013

    UK government pushes for longer-term tenancies

    Tenants could soon find it easier to lock into longer-term rental contracts, after the government unveiled a “tenants’...

  14. September 19, 2013

    Heron Tower’s owners face risk of being forced to sell

    The owners of the Heron Tower, one of London’s tallest skyscrapers, face a challenge to keep control of the building after...

  15. September 8, 2013

    Vickers calls for doubling of bank capital levels

    The chief architect of Britain’s post-crisis regulatory reforms believes banks’ capital levels should be at least twice as...

  16. September 2, 2013

    Anglo Irish Bank’s art collection goes under the hammer

    Ireland’s largest liquidation sale begins in earnest on Tuesday when the art collection of the former Anglo Irish Bank goes...

  17. September 2, 2013

    Summer calm opens window for banks

    David Cameron has not been the only bigwig picking up a tan on the beach. For the first time since the 2008 financial...

  18. August 30, 2013

    Nationwide’s Pibs squeeze makes capital sense

    It is not immediately obvious why buying in debt for cancellation is a way to raise capital, a process that requires cash...

  19. August 27, 2013

    Foxtons will launch its IPO into a still-fragile market

    The world’s worst estate agency could probably still offer a positive description of the London property market: vibrant,...

  20. August 27, 2013

    Nationwide to boost capital by buying back securities

    Nationwide, the UK’s biggest building society, has launched an offer to buy back up to £715m in bond-like instruments in an...

  21. August 26, 2013

    Nationwide steps back from SME loans

    Nationwide, the UK’s largest building society, has delayed its launch into the small business banking market until 2016,...

  22. July 26, 2013

    War of words over Co-op Bank intensifies

    Holders of Co-operative Bank bonds hit back at the Prudential Regulatory Authority on Friday, after the watchdog refused to...

  23. July 23, 2013

    Let the regulators show their teeth

    In the intensifying conflict between the banks and the regulators over how much capital lenders should be asked to hold, the...

  24. July 23, 2013

    Vince Cable attacks Bank of England’s ‘capital Taliban’

    Vince Cable, business secretary, has lifted the lid on tensions between the government and the Bank of England criticising...

  25. July 23, 2013

    Nationwide saga underlines policy tension over lending

    When the UK business secretary denounces “a capital Taliban” at the Bank of England and Treasury officials speak of...

  26. July 12, 2013

    Nationwide’s capital ratios plan approved

    Britain’s two biggest mutually owned lenders received contrasting bills of health from the financial regulator on Friday as...

  27. June 28, 2013

    Barclays warns of regulatory threat to lending

    Barclays’ chief executive has warned that the bank may have to cut back lending if the regulator forces it to act swiftly in...

  28. June 28, 2013

    UK house prices rise again

    House prices across the UK rose by 0.3 per cent inJune according to thelatest Nationwide house price survey, pushing the...

  29. June 24, 2013

    Inside Business: New metric could iron out risk-weighted difficulties

    Danske, UBS, Credit Suisse, Barclays, Nationwide Building Society – that is a pretty broad spread of European lenders. But...

  30. June 21, 2013

    Nationwide faces £2bn shortfall after ‘crude’ test

    The chief executive of the UK’s biggest building society has hit out at the “crude” measure used by regulators to assess the...

  31. June 20, 2013

    UK and Swiss banks face fresh risk tests

    Major UK and Swiss lenders are facing new demands to prove their soundness, after central bankers in both countries...

  32. June 20, 2013

    UK banks told to find further £13bn

    The UK’s banks have been told to find an additional £13.4bn of capital this year on top of the balance sheet-strengthening...

  33. May 31, 2013

    Week in review, June 1

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Leonhard...

  34. May 31, 2013

    Hitachi eyes rapid growth in UK direct lending

    Hitachi Personal Finance, the consumer lending arm of the Japanese engineering group, is to offer the cheapest unsecured...

  35. May 29, 2013

    Pinterest embraces nudes as others tighten content monitoring

    Pinterest will allow more nude images to be published on the popular photo-based social network, even as other social...

  36. May 22, 2013

    State-backed mortgages bolster Nationwide

    Nationwide has increased its share of the British mortgage market to a record level, helped by government-funded programmes...

  37. May 20, 2013

    Nationwide to test water with new way to raise capital

    Nationwide Building Society is finalising plans to become the first mutual to raise capital via a new instrument whose...

  38. May 3, 2013

    Financial services industry sceptical FCA can improve competition

    UK financial services businesses are deeply sceptical of the new Financial Conduct Authority’s ability to improve...

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