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    1. 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...

    2. 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 cover...

    1. 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...

    2. 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 risk...

    3. 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 sidestep...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 companies,...

    6. 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 the...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 stress...

    11. 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 give...

    12. 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 been...

    13. 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 and...

    14. 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 companies to...

    15. 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 it...

    16. 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...

    17. 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 almost...

    18. 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 off...

    19. November 29, 2013

      Capital requirements eased for UK banks

      The Bank of England’s regulatory arm backed away from tough capital demands for bank-specific risks on Friday as it set out...

    20. November 26, 2013

      Behaviour of senior bankers may come under closer scrutiny

      The behaviour of senior bankers could come under much closer scrutiny, after the House of Lords voted to create a...

    21. November 21, 2013

      Co-op Bank prepares for years of investigations

      The Co-operative Bank is preparing for multiple investigations lasting for years as regulators try to get to the bottom of...

    22. October 27, 2013

      Insurers resist regulator clampdown

      Insurers are resisting UK regulators’ plans to clamp down on their use of contentious court orders that critics say allow...

    23. October 18, 2013

      Hardship fund eyed in Co-op debt swap

      The Co-operative Group is considering a compensation fund for any retail investors who would be put in financial difficulty...

    24. October 17, 2013

      BoE’s Tucker warns on shadow banking risk

      Regulators need to “up their game” in overseeing hedge funds and shadow banks as risky pools of capital build up beyond the...

    25. October 16, 2013

      China role of banking watchdog queried

      The UK bank supervisor was on Wednesday questioned by MPs over whether it had come under political pressure to smooth the...

    26. October 8, 2013

      Banks can fudge H2B loyalty test with lacklustre terms

      Lombard is buying a house in London for a steep price, assisted by a hefty mortgage. No need to applaud or throw flowers....

    27. October 7, 2013

      Human rights fear over bankers’ bonuses

      UK financial watchdogs are examining whether plans to strip bankers of outstanding bonuses if their institution is bailed...

    28. September 29, 2013

      Movers & shakers: September 30

      ● Kames Capital has appointed Martin Davis as chief executive. Mr Davis moves from his previous role as chief executive of...

    29. 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...

    30. August 2, 2013

      British banks have six years to fill £121bn hole

      UK banks will need to make up a £121bn ($185bn) equity capital shortfall in the next six years to comply with European...

    31. 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...

    32. July 9, 2013

      Co-operative Bank investors attack regulator’s capital demands

      Co-operative Bank bondholders have attacked the “punitive and disproportionate” action by the financial regulator to force...

    33. July 8, 2013

      Auditor’s code ‘raises bar’ on safeguards

      Banking regulators have welcomed a move to strengthen the internal policing of risk and controls within UK financial...

    34. June 26, 2013

      Banker lobbying ‘destabilises’ effective UK regulation

      Lobbying by bankers is “destabilising” efforts to build a regulatory system that can protect financial stability, the head...

    35. June 25, 2013

      King’s parting shot at meddling UK banks

      Sir Mervyn King lambasted top bankers and politicians on Tuesday for trying to interfere with efforts to make UK banks...

    36. June 21, 2013

      Prudential Regulation Authority publishes snapshot of UK bank risk

      The Prudential Regulation Authority’s maiden assessment of Britain’s banks has been a long time coming. Initiated last year...

    37. June 20, 2013

      Lombard: Tax breakdown rule would give avoiders the Willies

      Cadbury is mythologised in the UK as a Quaker confectioner hijacked by greedy Americans. But an FT investigation shows the...

    38. 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...

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