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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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....

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. June 19, 2013

    UK authority extends scrutiny of hedge funds

    The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has significantly ramped up its scrutiny of the hedge fund industry and in a growing...

  34. June 19, 2013

    UK regulator identifies £26bn bank capital deficits

    The top City regulator is poised to unveil the secret details of the capital holes it has identified at Britain’s top eight...

  35. June 9, 2013

    Regulator blocks L&G appointment

    The UK’s new financial regulator has intervened to stop one of the City’s most senior accountants being made finance...

  36. June 2, 2013

    Co-op weighs up banking arm rescue plan

    The Co-operative is weighing a rescue plan for its banking subsidiary that could impose losses on the unit’s junior...

  37. May 24, 2013

    Co-operative Bank draws scrutiny as it ends new company loans

    In March the Co-operative Bank quietly hung the “closed to new business” sign over its corporate banking operation. While it...

  38. May 22, 2013

    Lloyds and RBS play down capital concerns

    Britain’s two part-nationalised banks will not need to issue new shares or contingent capital, after a softer-than-expected...

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