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    1. July 16, 2015

      Regulator seeks talks on drawdown protection

      The Financial Services Compensation Scheme is seeking talks with UK regulators over the protection regime under which...

    2. 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...

    1. July 10, 2015

      UK regulators launch unit to help challenger banks enter market

      British regulators are launching a bank unit to help challengers come to market as part of government efforts to...

    2. July 9, 2015

      It’s the people versus dismal science as business digests budget

      Colloquial English is poorly equipped to express incredulity. This is a pity. Such popular American phrases as “Listen...

    3. July 9, 2015

      Insurers imagine the worst for stress test

      Insurers are having to think the unthinkable as UK regulators probe how the industry can cope with disasters ranging...

    4. June 26, 2015

      Bankers seek ways round bonus clawbacks

      Bankers seeking to shield themselves from new rules allowing a decade’s worth of bonuses to be clawed back have been...

    5. June 23, 2015

      Regulators plan to extend bank bonus clawback to 10 years

      Banks will be able to claw back bonuses from their most senior managers for up to a decade under rules published on...

    6. June 2, 2015

      UK regulator warns insurers over infrastructure asset risks

      Infrastructure assets, which have surged in popularity as investors search for yield when interest rates are at...

    7. May 21, 2015

      Big lenders and insurers’ boards to answer for risk-taking

      More responsibility has been heaped on boards of the biggest lenders and insurers in the UK after the Bank of England...

    8. May 17, 2015

      Bondholders to have day in court with Lloyds Bank

      Lloyds Banking Group is being taken to court this week by hundreds of disgruntled bondholders over the lender’s plans...

    9. May 15, 2015

      High-frequency trading faces tougher Bank of England scrutiny

      High-frequency trading is to face tougher scrutiny from the Bank of England in an attempt to reduce the risk of shocks...

    10. May 3, 2015

      Financial groups face longer wait for FCA approval

      Financial groups that want to expand into new areas are facing increasing delays in getting approved by the UK’s...

    11. March 19, 2015

      Cost of UK regulation rises for banks and insurers

      A wave of new regulations is pushing up the amount that banks and insurers must pay to the Bank of England for being...

    12. February 27, 2015

      Treasury apologises for Lloyds bonds mistake

      The UK Treasury has been forced to apologise for wrongly telling investors that Lloyds Banking Group had permission to...

    13. December 18, 2014

      UK Treasury to shake up regulatory fines

      Regulators should be more “constructive” in their dialogue with companies during investigations and involve more senior...

    14. November 20, 2014

      RBS fine signals PRA’s tougher approach to operational risk

      The UK Prudential Regulation Authority’s fine of the Royal Bank of Scotland for IT failures was the smaller slice of...

    15. November 20, 2014

      Royal Bank of Scotland fined £56m for IT meltdown

      Royal Bank of Scotland has been hit with the biggest retail fine in history from the UK’s financial watchdogs after an...

    16. November 14, 2014

      Regulators to probe insurers over drawing down reserves

      Regulators are to probe UK motor and home insurance companies over concerns that they may be endangering their ability...

    17. October 28, 2014

      BoE encourages insurers to be weather resistant

      Few would give the Bank of England top marks for being ahead of events when the credit crunch began. Having been slow...

    18. October 27, 2014

      PRA traces a narrative ark towards higher flood defences

      Insurers quizzed by the Prudential Regulation Authority on climate change risks will be tempted to answer “it all...

    19. October 22, 2014

      UK regulator challenges EU ruling on bank allowances

      A senior UK banking regulator has said allowances for senior bank staff this year are likely to be paid, despite an EU...

    20. October 6, 2014

      BoE sets out overhaul of deposit guarantee protection

      Depositors temporarily sitting on large balances following house sales and personal injury payouts are to have extra...

    21. September 23, 2014

      Bank of England deputy wants US consultation over bank fines

      Watchdogs in the US and elsewhere need to consult fellow regulators before imposing big fines on banks, a top Bank of...

    22. September 9, 2014

      The dilemma of defining risk appetite in banking

      When presenting HSBC’s first-half results last month, Douglas Flint, the bank’s chairman, talked of “disproportionate...

    23. September 7, 2014

      Brussels warns City over bankers’ allowances to ‘sidestep bonus cap’

      A senior EU official has warned banks that Brussels is ready to challenge the use of cash allowances designed to...

    24. August 6, 2014

      Second senior Bank of England official quits in one week

      A top regulator at the Bank of England has quit for the private sector in the second significant departure from the...

    25. 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...

    26. July 13, 2014

      BoE pushing to ease Basel capital requirements on small lenders

      The Bank of England has been lobbying for an easing of global capital requirements for small banks, amid concerns that...

    27. July 7, 2014

      UK regulator warns banks on mortgage capital levels

      British banks have been warned that they may face new rules preventing them from using very low risk weights when they...

    28. May 14, 2014

      Bonus clawback rules ‘unenforceable’, say bankers

      The Bank of England’s proposals to impose the world’s toughest rules for clawing back bonuses from bankers could be...

    29. May 11, 2014

      Banks braced for regulatory moves on capital requirements

      Banks are girding themselves for a new tussle over capital requirements in response to regulatory moves to set tougher...

    30. April 28, 2014

      Banks stress-tested for housing slump

      Britain’s major lenders will have to demonstrate they can weather a brutal housing market slump under Bank of England...

    31. April 27, 2014

      Regulators to scrutinise insurers’ use of legal schemes

      Regulators are pressing ahead with plans to scrutinise insurers’ use of contentious legal schemes that critics complain...

    32. March 13, 2014

      Bank of England proposes bonus clawbacks

      The Bank of England wants to force lenders to recoup bonuses of misbehaving bankers for up to six years after they have...

    33. March 5, 2014

      Bank of England suspends employee amid forex probe

      The Bank of England became embroiled in the escalating foreign exchange scandal after it suspended a member of staff...

    34. February 26, 2014

      BoE proposes shake-up of overseas banks

      Scores of foreign banks will meet at the Bank of England on Thursday to discuss proposals that could force some...

    35. February 20, 2014

      Lloyds expected to offer Cocos swap

      Lloyds Banking Group is expected to waive its right to impose heavy losses on investors in £8.4bn of “bail-in bonds” as...

    36. February 16, 2014

      Lloyds seeks softer deal on ringfencing

      Lloyds Banking Group is pushing for softer treatment from the regulator on new “ringfencing” rules as it fears it will...

    37. January 29, 2014

      Lloyds cuts to small business advisers anger Vince Cable

      A furious Vince Cable is to demand an explanation from Lloyds boss António Horta-Osório over why the bank is cutting...

    38. January 6, 2014

      UK regulators launch formal probes into Co-operative Bank

      The Co-operative Bank and its former executives are to be investigated by both of Britain’s financial watchdogs kicking...

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