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    1. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Opening Quote: 'It's grim up north' for Aberdeen AM, RBS

      It’s a Scottish lament for investors this morning as Aberdeen Asset Management reports another quarter of major...

    2. FT Alphaville

      January 27, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      It’s a Scottish lament for investors this morning as Aberdeen Asset Management reports another quarter of major...

    1. January 6, 2016

      Issuers raise $15.8bn in first test of 2016 bond market

      US and European companies raised $15.8bn on Tuesday, in the first test of US capital markets since the start of the...

    2. January 5, 2016

      Santander revives investment advice services

      Santander UK’s decision to relaunch investment advice takes it back into a sector that has tripped up most British...

    3. January 4, 2016

      Santander UK to re-enter investment advice market

      Santander UK is returning to the investment advice market in the latest sign of a more assertive mood in the City just...

    4. December 30, 2015

      UK challenger banks need to take account of hurdles ahead

      With three lenders getting the green light to launch, Aldermore and Shawbrook floating and the acquisition of TSB by...

    5. December 28, 2015

      Smart bank chiefs put succession on their New Year to do list

      It is a natural year-end phenomenon to plan for the future. For boards and senior executives, that should involve...

    6. December 22, 2015

      UK banks: catching up with the spin

      British banks like to boast that they are fixing themselves — cutting costs, shrinking balance sheets, lifting capital...

    7. December 8, 2015

      RBS legal chief jumps ship to Santander UK

      Royal Bank of Scotland’s top lawyer has resigned after less than a year in the role to join rival Santander UK. John...

    8. December 2, 2015

      Santander UK faces headwinds after strong start

      Santander UK was the great hope for British retail banking. Launched on UK high streets in 2010, it quickly set out...

    9. December 1, 2015

      StanChart and RBS struggle in Bank of England stress tests

      The stress tests carried out by the Bank of England on the seven biggest UK lenders this year may seem reassuringly...

    10. November 24, 2015

      Capital rules choke challenger banks’ ability to compete

      On one of the busiest corners of London opposite Holborn station sits Metro Bank’s first branch, emblazoned with its...

    11. October 2, 2015

      Shawbrook poaches Santander executive as CEO

      Santander’s head of UK banking has left to join challenger Shawbrook as chief executive, in the second top management...

    12. August 6, 2015

      Homeowners warned low mortgages to end

      Homeowners are being urged to lock into low-cost mortgages amid signs the era of rock-bottom home loans is drawing to a...

    13. July 28, 2015

      Jones quits over Santander listing delay

      Santander UK’s chief financial officer has quit blaming a delay in the Spanish bank’s plan to publicly list its British...

    14. June 30, 2015

      Santander unveils plans for ringfenced UK business

      Santander UK has outlined clear plans to meet new ringfencing rules, appointing heads of the carved-out retail and...

    15. May 22, 2015

      Lloyds taps Oldfield to lead retail bank

      Alison Brittain was already a well-known figure when she arrived at Lloyds to head up its retail bank, having held...

    16. April 6, 2015

      Small housebuilders struggle to fill balance sheet holes

      Britain’s biggest housebuilders have constructed record profits on the back of rising property prices and government...

    17. April 5, 2015

      Bank systems creak under weight of digital transactions

      Pressure is mounting on the archaic technology systems that underpin some of the largest banks as they roll out online...

    18. February 3, 2015

      Santander UK boosted by current account growth

      Santander UK has attracted a quarter of current account customers that have switched from large high street lenders...

    19. February 2, 2015

      Democratising finance: Botín charts Santander’s digital course

      Santander gears up for digital“Anytime, anyplace, anywhere.” Ana Botín is repeating the catchphrase from a well-known...

    20. January 26, 2015

      Santander to offer services through Post Office

      Santander UK is joining forces with the Post Office as the government raises pressure on lenders to increase banking...

    21. January 22, 2015

      RBS strikes peer-to-peer alliance

      Royal Bank of Scotland has struck a deal with two peer-to-peer lending platforms to provide small businesses with wider...

    22. January 5, 2015

      Lloyds Banking Group seeks key ringfencing rule exemption

      Lloyds Banking Group is seeking an exemption to one of the key measures of the UK’s new ringfencing regime, as the...

    23. December 16, 2014

      BoE’s first stress exam signals issues ahead

      For most of this year, the Bank of England’s first ever public stress test exercise has been hanging ominously over the...

    24. FT Alphaville

      December 16, 2014

      The UK banking system, stressed

      Do click through for the full thing — the Co-Op is the loser of the bunch and was told to hand in a new capital plan...

    25. December 12, 2014

      Ex-minister Vadera to chair Santander UK

      Shriti Vadera has been appointed chairman of Santander UK, making the former Labour minister the first woman to chair a...

    26. November 29, 2014

      Banks fight back in mortgage price war

      Mortgage lenders engaged in fresh skirmishes on rates this week as the battle to win new borrowers in a flagging market...

    27. November 21, 2014

      Santander to launch investment platform

      Santander UK aims to launch an investment platform next year, which will include online guidance tools to help...

    28. November 13, 2014

      Challenger banks will wind up feeling challenged themselves

      Former boxer Terry Malloy claimed he “coulda binna contender” in the gritty movie On The Waterfront. Ex-contender...

    29. October 24, 2014

      UK banks axe branches in favour of digital model

      Britain’s biggest lenders are shutting hundreds of branches and culling thousands of staff in a push to cut costs and...

    30. October 17, 2014

      UK government plans Isas for peer-to-peer lenders

      The government is planning a new individual savings account designed for peer-to-peer lending, in the latest attempt to...

    31. October 12, 2014

      Lenders warn Bank of England over risks to mortgage market

      The Bank of England is being warned about the risks to the mortgage market as it considers proposals this week to...

    32. September 29, 2014

      Nathan Bostock promoted to head of Santander UK

      Santander has promoted Nathan Bostock to become chief executive of its UK operations, replacing Ana Patricia Botín...

    33. September 10, 2014

      Santander keeps it in the family with appointment of Ana Botín

      It is hard to find anyone with a bad word to say about Ana Patricia Botín, who has been appointed to succeed her father...

    34. September 10, 2014

      Bankers expect smooth transition of power

      The death of Emilio Botín caught Banco Santander by surprise – but also at a rare moment of tranquillity and stability...

    35. August 15, 2014

      Challenger banks on the charge

      The UK market should be fertile ground for challenger banks. Regulators have eased requirements for new lenders;...

    36. August 14, 2014

      Banks horse-trade on ringfence fine print

      Some of Britain’s biggest banks are expecting to secure concessions from the regulator over the new ringfencing regime,...

    37. August 4, 2014

      Retail banks go digital with gusto

      When Britain’s first telephone bank opened in 1989, it claimed to be from the future. In a television advert marking...

    38. July 18, 2014

      Santander chief outlines UK growth plans

      Ana Botín, the chief executive of Santander UK, has welcomed the competition inquiry into the banking market, styling...

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