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    1. 12 hours ago

      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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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;...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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