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    1. 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...

    2. 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 toughen...

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    1. 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 after her...

    2. 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 for...

    3. 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...

    4. 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; competition...

    5. 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, in...

    6. 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 the...

    7. 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 the...

    8. July 2, 2014

      Santander UK sets up $100m financial technology fund

      Santander UK is establishing a $100m venture capital fund to invest in financial technology businesses as it seeks to keep...

    9. June 27, 2014

      Challengers step up as big lenders lose their sheen in UK

      Challenger firms are stepping up their assault on the UK banking market as established lenders from Barclays to Wonga become...

    10. June 1, 2014

      UK challenger banks in current accounts push

      The three biggest challengers in the current account market are on track to open at least 2m accounts this year as they step...

    11. May 27, 2014

      TSB float to be steered by consumer expert

      TSB’s flotation will be led by former Oxford physicist and experienced retail banking executive Paul Pester, who has spent...

    12. May 25, 2014

      RBS and Lloyds retreat from London mortgages

      Britain’s two state-backed banks have retreated from lending to the London property market since the financial crisis, in a...

    13. May 16, 2014

      Coalition’s attempts to boost regional growth criticised

      Billions of pounds set aside to boost economic growth in the English regions remain unspent while progress in creating jobs...

    14. May 7, 2014

      Appearing unique is the big test for challenger banks

      The name Kent Reliance oozes respectability. Branding consultants might have picked it out in a crowd as a way to sound...

    15. March 25, 2014

      Santander UK fined £12.4m over poor advice

      Santander UK has been hit with a £12.4m fine – one of the biggest ever retail banking penalties – for providing unsuitable...

    16. March 18, 2014

      UK ‘challenger’ banks plan listings worth £10bn

      New UK banks are preparing for stock market listings aimed at raising a total of £10bn – in an indication of investor demand...

    17. March 13, 2014

      Vettel falls behind in marketing stakes

      Despite dominating Formula 1 for the past four years, Sebastian Vettel trails his rivals in global marketability, according...

    18. January 24, 2014

      Challenger banks face uphill struggle against ‘big four’ lenders

      The arrival of new “challenger” banks in the UK has been met with scepticism ever since the financial crisis. While consumer...

    19. January 23, 2014

      Europe primed for fresh wave of  IPOs

      The surge in European initial public offerings in the second half of last year is set to accelerate, according to new...

    20. January 23, 2014

      Biggest banks join forces to launch lending campaign

      The UK’s biggest banks are joining forces in an attempt to stamp out a widely-held perception they are reluctant to lend....

    21. December 13, 2013

      Week in Review, December 14

      A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. EADS to cut 5,800  jobs as part of...

    22. December 11, 2013

      Nathan Bostock move stirs Santander UK speculation

      Nathan Bostock’s appointment to the combined role of chief risk officer and deputy chief executive at Santander UK set hares...

    23. December 11, 2013

      Black horse turns black sheep

      Incentive schemes that are both brutal and lax are sure to produce perverse results. That is what happened at Lloyds Banking...

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      December 11, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The Fed’s options: Cardiff runs us through the Fed’s real options for the December...

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      December 11, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Riskier assets lost favour as the holiday season approaches and investors locked in gains. Equity markets were soft...

    26. December 10, 2013

      Bostock quits RBS for Santander

      Nathan Bostock, the recently appointed finance director of Royal Bank of Scotland, is leaving after 10 weeks in the job,...

    27. October 8, 2013

      Time for a new model of bank for small businesses

      Who will create the millions of jobs needed to make the UK economic recovery sustainable? The answer: Britain’s small and...

    28. September 20, 2013

      RBS set for talks on sale of branches portfolio

      Royal Bank of Scotland is poised to enter exclusive talks to sell a portfolio of branches to private equity groups Corsair...

    29. September 18, 2013

      Santander UK aims to retake ground in mortgages

      Santander UK has laid out plans to reclaim its position as one of the UK’s biggest mortgage lenders after spending the past...

    30. September 13, 2013

      Online peer-to-peer lender eyes LSE listing

      A London-based financial group is aiming to become the first listed company to lend money through online peer-to-peer...

    31. August 28, 2013

      Sceptics question ‘£90bn’ lending boost of relaxing bank rules

      There was confusion on Wednesday night over the extent to which a more lax regulatory stance on UK banks’ liquidity...

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      August 22, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Don’t miss Cardiff’s post on how the supplemental leverage ratio might affect repo...

    33. August 21, 2013

      UK banks face £1.3bn bill over latest mis-selling scandal

      Banks and credit card issuers are facing a bill of up to £1.3bn to compensate victims of the UK financial services...

    34. July 19, 2013

      Santander eyes move into peer-to-peer lending

      Santander UK is planning to break into the rapidly growing peer-to-peer lending market, in a move that risks undermining the...

    35. July 8, 2013

      Student accounts – which should you pick?

      High street banks are working hard to woo prospective students as this academic year comes to an end and would-be...

    36. July 5, 2013

      Lenders raise fixed-rate mortgage deals

      A number of lenders increased the cost of their fixed-rate mortgage deals this week, but experts say the recent price rises...

    37. June 18, 2013

      Carney picks Santander’s Charlotte Hogg for Bank of England post

      Mark Carney, the governor-designate of the Bank of England, has made his first senior appointment, recruiting Charlotte...

    38. June 11, 2013

      Capitalism struggles to balance social value and profit

      Many argue that in order to transform capitalism so it benefits all of society, companies must stop thinking in terms of...

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