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  1. April 13, 2014

    Osborne’s plan to give taxman more powers faces Tyrie scrutiny

    George Osborne’s plan to give the taxman new powers to clamp down on £10bn of tax evasion and avoidance is to face scrutiny...

  2. April 4, 2014

    Osborne faces row over new HMRC powers to seize unpaid tax

    George Osborne is facing a backlash over plans to give HM Revenue & Customs unprecedented powers to dip into taxpayers’ bank...

  1. March 27, 2014

    Osborne faces questions over Co-op’s Lloyds bid

    George Osborne is facing fresh questions over whether he put undue pressure on Lloyds Banking Group to sell a portfolio of...

  2. March 13, 2014

    Bank of England proposes bonus clawbacks

    The Bank of England wants to force lenders to recoup bonuses of misbehaving bankers for up to six years after they have been...

  3. March 7, 2014

    Week in Review, March 8

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Barclays chief criticised for defence...

  4. March 6, 2014

    Forex scandal exposes BoE governance and weak board, says Tyrie

    The foreign exchange scandal embroiling the Bank of England has exposed its “Byzantine” governance structure and weak board...

  5. March 4, 2014

    Mark Carney signals start of reviews on bank bonuses

    The Bank of England governor has said the first of two reviews to toughen UK bonus rules will start this month, amid...

  6. March 2, 2014

    Bank of England is urged to clamp down on bank bonuses

    The Bank of England is being urged to clamp down on bank bonus packages in a forthcoming review, with a senior Tory MP...

  7. February 10, 2014

    Lambert sets out bank standards league tables

    A new banking standards board is set to create a league table of lenders’ ethical behaviour and staff qualifications,...

  8. February 3, 2014

    Andrew Tyrie calls for pay reform in bank branches

    Banks’ pay practices are set for further scrutiny after the head of the Treasury committee of MPs urged the regulator to...

  9. January 21, 2014

    Levene accuses politicians over Co-op bid for Lloyds branches

    Lord Levene, the City grandee, blamed politicians for the lack of new banking competition in the UK as he accused them of...

  10. January 7, 2014

    Blurred lines in the boardroom are bad for governance

    Chairmen of financial businesses should know something about finance. That is the revolutionary demand of MP Andrew Tyrie,...

  11. January 7, 2014

    Co-op fallout could lead to tighter bank head checks

    The entire financial services industry should comply with new stricter rules governing the appointment of banking executives...

  12. December 11, 2013

    Andrew Tyrie welcomes strengthening of banking reform bill

    The MP who chaired the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards on Wednesday welcomed a “dramatic change of heart” from...

  13. December 10, 2013

    MPs set to approve bank reforms after Osborne makes concessions

    Legislation to make banks safer and improve corporate governance is expected to be finally signed off by MPs on Wednesday,...

  14. December 1, 2013

    Regulators urged to improve protection for whistleblowers

    Bank chiefs and regulators urgently need to beef up protections of employees who sound the alarm about bad practices to...

  15. November 28, 2013

    Carney knocks back Treasury on BoE powers to quell housing bubble

    Mark Carney has made clear that the Bank of England could act at any time to sound the alarm if it believes that the new...

  16. November 26, 2013

    Mark Carney hits back at critics of forward guidance on rates

    Businesses fully understand the Bank of England’s policies on interest rates, its top officials said on Tuesday, as they...

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    November 26, 2013

    UK bank leverage ratios, mind-meld du jour

    Dear Mark, I would also wish to understand the impact of the introduction of the leverage ratio on the ability of the banks...

  18. November 25, 2013

    Andrew Tyrie leads battle over banking reform bill

    Andrew Tyrie, the Tory chairman of the cross-party banking commission, has been a thorn in the government’s side as its...

  19. November 25, 2013

    George Osborne defends Treasury’s role in Co-op bid for Lloyds branches

    George Osborne has defended the government’s role in the doomed Co-op Bank takeover of 630 Lloyds branches, insisting “the...

  20. November 19, 2013

    Osborne urged to tighten banking reform bill

    George Osborne, chancellor, has been urged to toughen up the Banking Reform bill – currently in the House of Lords – to...

  21. November 10, 2013

    Regulators urged to probe metals markets abuse

    Britain’s parliamentary financial watchdog has urged regulators to probe potential abuses in metals markets as deeply as...

  22. October 29, 2013

    Co-op accused of ‘sailing close to wind’ as ex-chief questioned

    The former head of the Co-operative Bank insisted the mutual did not mislead the market by claiming it had strong capital...

  23. October 1, 2013

    Tough UK bank break-up threat revived by coalition

    The government has reinstated tough sanctions for banks that fail to appropriately segregate investment and retail banking...

  24. September 17, 2013

    Lloyds shareholders warn of ‘indigestion’ on future sales

    International investors snapped up half the £3.2bn of Lloyds Banking Group shares sold by the government on Monday night as...

  25. September 6, 2013

    Conflicting tales of woe at the Co-op Bank

    No wonder Andrew Tyrie, chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, is baffled. The two versions of the...

  26. July 19, 2013

    Interest-only mortgages ‘not mis-sold’

    There was no widespread mis-selling of interest-only mortgages, the head of the Financial Conduct Authority has said. In an...

  27. July 14, 2013

    ‘Blocked’ UK climate review angers investors

    Fund groups including Aviva Investors and First State Investments have demanded an inquiry into the UK government’s decision...

  28. July 8, 2013

    MPs cast doubt on UK Treasury’s resolve

    George Osborne’s promise of tough action to “enhance the soundness and stability of the banking sector” was called into...

  29. July 6, 2013

    FCA probes possible unfair rises in insurance premiums at renewal

    The Financial Conduct Authority is investigating home and motor insurance providers to see whether existing customers are...

  30. June 19, 2013

    David Cameron backs criminal sanctions for ‘reckless’ bankers

    David Cameron has backed proposals to threaten bankers with prison, as the government promised a speedy implementation of a...

  31. June 18, 2013

    Review slates running of UK banks

    The UK government has “interfered” in the running of the part-nationalised banks in a manner that is “clearly not...

  32. June 11, 2013

    UK banks urged to ease switch to rivals

    Britain’s banks will be urged to make it easier for customers to switch to a rival institution, in a cross-party report on...

  33. June 11, 2013

    The FPC must be truly independent

    The Treasury select committee, led by the imperturbable Andrew Tyrie, has long been a thorn in the side of chancellor George...

  34. June 10, 2013

    Report urging bank shares handout ‘well researched’ says Treasury

    A report urging George Osborne to hand out shares in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds to the public was described by the...

  35. June 5, 2013

    MPs raise ‘serious concerns’ over Clara Furse appointment to FPC

    A parliamentary committee has raised “serious concerns” about the appointment of Dame Clara Furse, former London Stock...

  36. June 4, 2013

    Banking Commission draft contains option for RBS split

    The idea of splitting Royal Bank of Scotland into a “good bank” – ripe for reprivatisation – and a state-run “bad bank”...

  37. June 2, 2013

    George Osborne set to face down pressure to split up RBS

    George Osborne enters a critical month for the banking sector determined to map out an exit strategy to end the state’s...

  38. May 24, 2013

    Borrowers urged to step up complaints against Bank of Ireland

    Bank of Ireland customers have been urged to complain after the lender this week only partly backtracked on its decision to...

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