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    1. December 10, 2014

      Tables turned on FCA over briefing fiasco

      Martin Wheatley, the head of the UK’s financial regulator, lectured banks last month on their poor conduct as he imposed...

    2. December 8, 2014

      UK retail banks questioned by MPs on fraud levels

      An influential committee of MPs has asked the UK’s five leading high street banks to report on how they assemble fraud...

    1. December 3, 2014

      Rising tide of regulation stemming flow of non-exec candidates

      Sitting on a bank’s board as a non-executive director was once the pinnacle of aspiration in a City career. Now increasing...

    2. November 30, 2014

      Banks warned on putting pressure on regulators

      The chair of the UK’s influential Treasury Committee has warned banks against attempting to pressure regulators by the back...

    3. November 23, 2014

      RBS chairman apologises for misleading evidence given to MPs

      Royal Bank of Scotland has apologised for the first time after senior managers gave “misleading” evidence to MPs over...

    4. November 17, 2014

      MPs call for pay penalties to apply to more bankers

      Regulators should subject more bankers to a tougher pay regime, including bonus clawbacks, say MPs. In a report published on...

    5. September 11, 2014

      Scottish currency reserves would need ‘tens of billions’

      Scotland would need to build up tens of billions of pounds in currency stockpiles to successfully use the pound without a...

    6. August 6, 2014

      UK banks must give facts on regulatory burden, says Andrew Tyrie

      Bankers complaining about the burden of regulation need to produce detailed figures quantifying the cost to their companies...

    7. July 23, 2014

      RBS accused of being ‘wilfully obtuse’

      It is so long since Royal Bank of Scotland made any profit that it now seems to have difficulty even using the word. The...

    8. July 16, 2014

      Lloyds admits sending third-party debt collection letters

      Lloyds Banking Group has admitted it sent debt collection letters that appeared to be from independent law firms because...

    9. July 4, 2014

      UK banks face demand for inquiry into lawyers’ letters

      Ministers and regulators are under growing pressure to launch an investigation into how many of Britain’s biggest companies...

    10. July 2, 2014

      British MPs urge watchdog to probe price-rigging in gold market

      British MPs have called on the UK’s financial watchdog to investigate allegations of price-rigging in the London gold market...

    11. June 17, 2014

      UK MPs clash with chief of RBS restructuring unit

      The head of Royal Bank of Scotland’s unit for dealing with distressed loans to small businesses has clashed with MPs over...

    12. June 1, 2014

      Andrew Tyrie attacks IMF criticism of UK austerity plans

      A senior Conservative party MP has rounded on the International Monetary Fund for advising Britain to drop its austerity...

    13. May 18, 2014

      Bank of England boss Mark Carney to help find bank standards head

      The Bank of England governor will help with the appointment of a senior figure to a new body overseeing banking standards in...

    14. May 9, 2014

      MPs call for single tax on pensions and savings

      MPs have called on ministers to consider radical changes to the taxation of pensions and savings that could eventually unify...

    15. May 2, 2014

      FCA’s media strategy faces examination after bungled briefing

      The solicitor investigating a botched press briefing by the UK’s financial watchdog has been urged to examine its media...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. FT Alphaville

      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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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