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  1. 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...

  2. FT Alphaville

    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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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....

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. May 27, 2014

    Banks will have to make canny choices if Scotland votes ‘yes’

    The Scots have a valuable reputation for prudence. The Trustee Savings Bank was talking up its roots as a 19th-century...

  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. April 22, 2014

    Northern Rock Foundation to close after lack of funding agreement

    The Northern Rock Foundation, one of the UK’s biggest corporately-funded grant bodies, is to be closed after agreement on...

  13. 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...

  14. March 18, 2014

    ‘Challenger banks’ in UK tap into revival of investor interest

    The financial crisis is starting to seem a long time ago. It has faded so much in some investors’ memories that many are...

  15. March 14, 2014

    Virgin Money to spend £3m a year on lounges

    Virgin Money is spending about £3m a year on “lounges” that do not offer banking services, in a sign of the pressure on...

  16. March 14, 2014

    Virgin unveils new buy-to-let mortgages

    Virgin Money has launched a range of mortgages for landlords with a 25 per cent deposit. The lender has increased the...

  17. March 4, 2014

    Virgin Money swings into profit

    Virgin Money, which acquired part of bailed-out lender Northern Rock in January 2012, moved into profit in 2013 and expanded...

  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 13, 2014

    Post Office extends bank services

    The Post Office has tripled the number of branches offering current accounts as it moves to the next phase of its plan to...

  20. December 12, 2013

    Cynicism is the best defence against banks’ mis-selling

    “The management has hard-working and persuasive salesmen out, digging into new territory all over. They call on people and...

  21. November 8, 2013

    Lenders target buy-to-let landlords

    Landlords have an increasing number of cheap mortgage options as more lenders look to target the rapidly growing private...

  22. November 8, 2013

    Virgin cash savings bond pays 3%

    Virgin Money has released a group of new, market-leading cash savings bonds, in a move that could indicate the bank’s...

  23. October 25, 2013

    Sellers at risk of ‘down-valuations’

    The number of homes being marked down in price by surveyors could start to increase over the next year, experts have warned,...

  24. October 4, 2013

    UK government pushes for longer-term tenancies

    Tenants could soon find it easier to lock into longer-term rental contracts, after the government unveiled a “tenants’...

  25. August 21, 2013

    Naked Wines raises $10m for expansion into US and Australia

    Naked Wines – the UK-based “Kickstarter for wine” – has raised $10m as the British crowdfunding group plans to speed up its...

  26. June 12, 2013

    Virgin Money expected to choose advisers for flotation plan

    Virgin Money is expected to appoint advisers for an initial public offering within the next six months, according to people...

  27. June 12, 2013

    Virgin Money pulls out of self-build

    Virgin Money has pulled out of the self-build mortgage market, providing another blow to government plans to make the sector...

  28. April 18, 2013

    Tiner quits RBS bid consortium

    John Tiner, the former chief executive of the Financial Services Authority, has stepped down as leader of a consortium of...

  29. April 16, 2013

    London Marathon to review security

    Runners preparing for Sunday’s London Marathon will on Wednesday gather at the organisers’ registration centre to receive...

  30. March 19, 2013

    Deadline nears for 316 RBS branch bids

    Royal Bank of Scotland is preparing to receive bids for more than 300 branches today ahead of a deadline on Thursday to...

  31. February 10, 2013

    Smaller banks say rules hit their lending

    Homeowners and small businesses are being denied a wide choice of lending providers because of safety rules that are...

  32. January 19, 2013

    Virgin Money to launch own credit card arm

    Virgin Money is poised to launch its own credit-card business after agreeing to buy £1bn of credit-card assets from MBNA,...

  33. January 11, 2013

    Santander gets tough on child benefit

    Changes to the rules on child benefit that came into effect on Monday could have an impact on how much some homeowners can...

  34. January 4, 2013

    Private equity bets on retail banking

    The cobbled streets of a tranquil cathedral city may seem an unlikely setting for the world of US private equity to make an...

  35. January 4, 2013

    RBS aims to flush out fresh branch bids

    Royal Bank of Scotland is trying to drum up interest in the portfolio of 316 branches it must sell under EU state-aid rules,...

  36. December 13, 2012

    Virgin Money eyes stock market listing

    Virgin Money is eyeing a potential stock market listing, following the acquisition by leading shareholder Wilbur Ross of a...

  37. December 11, 2012

    N Rock forced to pay £270m after error

    More than 150,000 Northern Rock customers will receive an early Christmas present – in the form of an average £1,800 state...

  38. November 23, 2012

    Making alternative finance investible

    I would be a rich man if I had £1 for every investor who has told me that the collapse of the traditional banking...

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