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    1. May 1, 2015

      Virgin Money boosts mortgage lending to £1.6bn

      Virgin Money increased its gross mortgage lending by a third to £1.6bn in the first quarter of 2015 year-on-year with the...

    2. April 24, 2015

      Pearson confirms departure of chairman Glen Moreno

      Pearson has confirmed the departure of its chairman Glen Moreno within the next year and its expectations for its highest...

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    1. April 14, 2015

      Billionaire Wilbur Ross sells down Virgin Money stake

      Two backers of Virgin Money are aiming to sell a stake of at least $277m (£187m) after shares in the challenger bank soared...

    2. March 15, 2015

      No need for too much haste in efforts to boost funding for SMEs

      Entrepreneurs and small business owners would be dancing in the streets if they believed that last week’s hullabaloo around...

    3. March 13, 2015

      Cheapest mortgages withdrawn as swap rates rise

      Interest rates on fixed-rate mortgages have reached a “natural low point” after months of price cuts and a recent rise in...

    4. March 5, 2015

      Virgin Money doubles profit on mortgage growth

      Virgin Money, the challenger bank, has more than doubled annual profits on the back of strong mortgage sales and is set to...

    5. March 3, 2015

      Challenger bank Aldermore sets £660m valuation with IPO range

      Challenger bank Aldermore is eyeing a valuation of up to £660m when it lists on the stock exchange next week ahead of rival...

    6. March 1, 2015

      Tullow faces blue-chip relegation

      Tullow Oil is set to fall out of the FTSE 100 when the quarterly changes to the blue-chip index are revealed this week....

    7. February 20, 2015

      More reasons not to buy bank shares

      Aldermore is one of the so-called “challenger banks” snapping at the heels of the rhinoceri of the high street. Judging by...

    8. February 15, 2015

      Challenger banks Aldermore and Shawbrook race to list in London

      Challenger banks Aldermore and Shawbrook are locked in a race to list on the stock exchange in the next few weeks to exploit...

    9. February 6, 2015

      More rates cut but remortgaging is flat

      Barclays has slashed interest rates on its fixed-rate mortgages following a flurry of rate cuts among mortgage lenders....

    10. February 2, 2015

      Free banking model stifles UK competition, warns Virgin Money

      Britain’s free in-credit banking model is stifling competition and needs to change, Virgin Money said on Monday as it...

    11. December 7, 2014

      PayPal poses bigger threat to UK lenders than ‘challenger’ banks

      The UK’s biggest high street lenders face a greater threat of losing customers to PayPal than to new “challenger” banks or...

    12. December 2, 2014

      Should you accept UK government’s Pibs tender offer?

      UK Asset Resolution is offering to buy out holders of three “perpetual subordinated bonds” issued by failed banks Northern...

    13. November 13, 2014

      Branson makes £70m as Virgin Money floats

      The UK Treasury and Sir Richard Branson were two of the biggest beneficiaries from Virgin Money’s £1.25bn flotation on the...

    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 status may...

    15. November 13, 2014

      Virgin Money float values bank at £1.25bn

      Virgin Money has priced its forthcoming initial public offering at 283p a share, which would give it a market capitalisation...

    16. November 5, 2014

      Virgin Money lowers IPO valuation

      Virgin Money has been forced to lower its valuation for its revived initial public offering as it seeks to float on the...

    17. November 4, 2014

      Virgin Money presses ahead with initial public offering

      Virgin Money is to press ahead with an initial public offering by the end of the month after postponing its planned London...

    18. November 3, 2014

      Bidvest ditches London listing

      Bidvest, one of South Africa’s largest conglomerates, has ruled out listing its food services business in London, two months...

    19. October 27, 2014

      Niche financial firms to test waters with Aim flotations

      Two UK niche financial services firms are braving the choppy stock market with initial public offerings that they hope will...

    20. October 18, 2014

      Mortgage rates set to fall further

      Interest rates on fixed-term mortgages are nearing record lows as plummeting swap rates heighten competition among lenders....

    21. October 17, 2014

      Virgin Money pulls out of London listing

      Virgin Money has pulled out of listing on the stock market this month, days after another “challenger” bank Aldermore...

    22. October 8, 2014

      UK banks: every underdog has its day

      Could anything be more British than this? A chance to back the plucky underdog against the big, established powers that be....

    23. October 7, 2014

      Ways to foster enterprise and ambition in young British minds

      Like policemen, entrepreneurs seem to be getting younger. No longer is entrepreneurship exclusively the domain of MBA...

    24. October 7, 2014

      Naked Wines boss has the angels on his side

      “The world was a crazy place. Lehman’s had just gone bust, it looked as though the world was about to end and it was...

    25. October 2, 2014

      When lender is Wonga no longer, moral ambiguity will relocate

      Andy Haste, group chairman and chief disinfectant of Wonga, has dumped the geriatric puppets that advertised the payday...

    26. October 2, 2014

      Virgin Money seeks to raise £150m with IPO

      Virgin Money has become the latest small British bank to announce plans for an initial public offering, seeking to raise...

    27. September 19, 2014

      Six years for five from Virgin

      Virgin Money reinforced a wave of competition in the mortgage market this week with the launch of a six-year fixed-rate...

    28. September 12, 2014

      Veteran untainted by banking crisis

      Barclays’ management shift For evidence of how hard it is to find people to run a big bank nowadays look no further than...

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      September 12, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Known unknowns in the Scottish referendum polls: The spread between the yes and the no...

    30. September 12, 2014

      Virgin Money boosts board amid IPO preparation

      Virgin Money has bolstered its board and posted a surge in first-half growth as it prepares to become the latest UK...

    31. August 8, 2014

      Homebuyers urged to lock in ‘summer sizzlers’

      Mortgage brokers are urging homebuyers to take advantage of a spate of summer deals ahead of an expected base rate rise by...

    32. August 1, 2014

      Lenders cut mortgage interest rates

      Mortgage lenders are cutting rates to take advantage of a dip in funding costs, ahead of an imminent rise in interest rates....

    33. July 18, 2014

      Investing in wine? A mug’s game, says Rowan Gormley, Naked Wines

      Rowan Gormley, 51, launched Naked Wines, the crowdfunded online wine retailer, in December 2008. The company is based in...

    34. June 27, 2014

      More cash Isa providers raise rates

      Barclays has launched a new flexible cash individual savings account (Isa) offering a fixed rate for two years but with the...

    35. June 20, 2014

      Virgin bucks trend by boosting savings rates

      Virgin Money has launched a new range of savings products and increased rates on individual savings accounts (Isas), bucking...

    36. June 4, 2014

      OneSavings feels cooling IPO climate

      A British bank owned by US private equity investor Christopher Flowers has priced its shares at the bottom of its range,...

    37. June 4, 2014

      Shawbrook Bank charts £16.8m profit and eyes flotation

      Shawbrook Bank, which was created in 2011 as one of the new entrants to the UK banking market, broke into profit last year,...

    38. 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...

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