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    1. July 26, 2016

      Break up Financial Conduct Authority watchdog, MPs demand

      Senior MPs are calling for a review on breaking up the UK’s financial watchdog because of “severe flaws” in the...

    2. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      BoE financial stability report: key points

      You can read the report from the BoE on its website here. But if you’re short on time… If you hadn’t noticed, markets...

    1. FT Alphaville

      June 29, 2016

      App-only bank Starling loses another chief technology officer

      To lose one co-founder and chief technology officer may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like...

    2. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      Aviva: Brexit will have not 'significant' impact on business

      Insurer Aviva has said Britain’s decision to leave the EU will have no “significant operational impact on the company”...

    3. June 21, 2016

      High street banks told to stockpile cash in case of Brexit

      High-street banks are stockpiling cash for Friday under orders of the financial regulator, in case a vote to leave the...

    4. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      Megan Butler handed permanent role at FCA

      A Bank of England official who was involved in the Financial Conduct Authority’s controversial decision last year to...

    5. March 23, 2016

      Contest for top PRA post enters final straight

      The new head of the UK’s banking and insurance supervisor is expected to be named this week, ending a game of musical...

    6. February 9, 2016

      British regulators yet to ask banks to assess Brexit impact

      Regulators have yet to ask banks to assess the impact of a British exit from the European Union, despite the enormous...

    7. January 31, 2016

      British regulators help Iranian banks come in from the cold

      Top UK regulators are trying to help three Iranian-owned banks reintegrate into the financial system after years of...

    8. January 26, 2016

      Andrew Bailey: classic central banker thrust into front line

      Andrew Bailey, the multitasking head of the UK’s financial watchdog, is no stranger to unusual challenges. He once had...

    9. January 20, 2016

      UK’s financial regulators move to boost challenger banks

      The Bank of England is working on a range of solutions to help challengers in the UK deal with hefty capital...

    10. January 17, 2016

      Prudential to make first move on new capital rules

      Prudential will this week set a benchmark for rivals by becoming the first of the UK insurers to reveal its capital...

    11. January 15, 2016

      Former Co-op Bank chiefs fined and banned

      The former chief executive and head of corporate banking at the Co-operative Bank, the UK lender that almost collapsed...

    12. January 13, 2016

      Bank of England tightens bonus rules

      “Bad apple” traders who jump from job to job around the City of London could have their bonuses revoked even after they...

    13. January 12, 2016

      BoE official oversaw FCA retreat from inquiry into banking culture

      A Bank of England official oversaw the move by the City regulator to scrap a review into Britain’s banks, it emerged on...

    14. 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...

    15. December 8, 2015

      Ignorance is no defence for misconduct such as PPI and Libor

      In a book written 30 years ago in the wake of the accident at Three Mile Island, the organisational sociologist Charles...

    16. November 27, 2015

      UK regulator fines Raphaels Bank for sloppy outsourcing

      Raphaels Bank, which provides cash machines in British railway stations and shopping centres, has received a rare fine...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. FT Alphaville

      November 19, 2015

      An HBOS curiosity...

      Pages and pages and pages of re-investigations into repeated past investigations on Thursday into the violent death of...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. November 12, 2015

      A sell-off funded by a raid on housing would be monumentally wrong

      There is a statue of George Peabody, a whiskery Victorian banker, at the heart of the City. This commemorates his...

    23. November 12, 2015

      British bankers face squeeze on allowances

      Banks in the UK will no longer be able to pay lump sum allowances to circumvent bonus caps after European regulators...

    24. October 15, 2015

      End of uncivil war as parliamentarians moot compromise with City

      Prohibition and permissiveness alternate, in banking regulation as in history. Puritanism gives way in time to the...

    25. October 15, 2015

      Ringfencing Q&A: are the banks happy?

      Ringfencing rules for banks were proposed by the government after recommendations from the Independent Commission on...

    26. September 17, 2015

      PRA’s Tortoise-in-Chief should let ringfenced banks shell out

      Go strolling in the Galápagos Islands and you may be surprised by a ponderous clonking. Do not be alarmed. It is a...

    27. August 14, 2015

      UK banks: fine times

      What next? Just as UK banks thought the worst of the multibillion-pound claims for mis-sold payment protection...

    28. 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...

    29. August 4, 2015

      Lesson I learnt tackling financial crisis that never was

      One of the stranger experiences you can have as a Treasury minister is engaging in a tense discussion with the governor...

    30. July 28, 2015

      Royal Mail faces fine for raising barriers to prevent cherry picking

      The last mile is always the hardest. It is particularly so for posties delivering sackloads of snail mail to every...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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