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  1. February 13, 2014

    Lloyds ready to be privatised, declares chief

    Lloyds Banking Group is ready to be fully privatised, according to its chief executive, after he announced the bank’s first...

  2. February 3, 2014

    Unending PPI agony shows Lloyds is a flawed prefect

    Lloyds boss António Horta-Osório has positioned the bank as the bright prefect who sits at the front of the class. But...

  1. January 28, 2014

    Online banking puts pressure on old IT systems

    Barely a month goes by without reports of another serious systems crash at one of the UK’s biggest banks. Last weekend’s...

  2. October 29, 2013

    Rabobank fine marks onset of Libor fatigue

    The Libor-rigging scandal, which prompted the resignation of Rabobank boss Piet Moerland on Tuesday, is the City’s answer to...

  3. October 24, 2013

    Lloyds and Aberdeen on course to lick the platter clean

    There are such things as Jack Sprat deals where both buyers and sellers gain what they want. Aberdeen Asset Management’s...

  4. April 30, 2013

    Falling loan charges help Lloyds to make pre-tax profit of £2bn

    Disposing of more than 600 bank branches after a deal to sell them collapsed is likely to cost Lloyds Banking Group a...

  5. April 24, 2013

    Lombard: Lloyds-TSB deal flop

    Contractual obligation albums were recordings that rock bands produced to fulfil multi-record deals with music companies. It...

  6. April 2, 2013

    RBS lines up Nathan Bostock as finance chief

    Royal Bank of Scotland has lined up Nathan Bostock to succeed Bruce van Saun as its finance chief, handing him a key role in...

  7. March 11, 2013

    Lloyds to reduce stake in St James’s Place

    Lloyds Banking Group is to cash in on the record share price of St James’s Place by selling at least a third of its majority...

  8. February 28, 2013

    How EU cap would hit banker bonuses

    Following a provisional agreement in Brussels to cap bankers’ bonuses, Lina Saigol and Ben Fenton look at how the new rules...

  9. December 20, 2012

    City fall pre-empted Mayans by four years

    A review of 2012 published on December 21 has a real sense of occasion. The world is set to end on Friday, according to an...

  10. November 26, 2012

    Carney avoids England manager syndrome

    George Osborne sounded somewhat defensive on Monday when he declared that Mark Carney had solid connections with Britain,...

  11. July 19, 2012

    Co-operative: Crafty savings bank

    One wonders how long Co-op boss Peter Marks had to dangle António Horta-Osório of Lloyds upside down to shake the remaining...

  12. June 29, 2012

    Banks to repay SMEs for mis-sold swaps

    Britain’s biggest banks have agreed to compensate small and medium-sized businesses that were mis-sold interest rate swaps...

  13. May 17, 2012

    Lloyds cites progress on road to recovery

    Lloyds’ directors told shareholders on Thursday that they are making significant progress in their transformation of the...

  14. May 14, 2012

    Lloyds chief picks final team member

    António Horta-Osório, chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group, has made the final appointment to his new executive team,...

  15. May 4, 2012

    PPI fallout has unforeseen consequences

    Every day the phone rings with a message exhorting me to claim compensation from the banks for mis-sold loan insurance. The...

  16. May 1, 2012

    Glenstrata objectors derail unstoppable Ivan

    Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, according to Sir Isaac Newton, the horticultural accident survivor and...

  17. May 1, 2012

    Banks count cost of PPI as claims surge

    When the chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group unveiled a much higher than expected £3.2bn provision for mis-sold loan...

  18. April 12, 2012

    Lloyds chief lumbers it with sub-scale sale

    Unwanted takeover approaches, such as the attempt by NBNK to buy 632 Lloyds branches, follow a similar pattern to sieges....

  19. March 15, 2012

    Lloyds bars former directors’ £2m payout

    Eric Daniels, former chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group, and other departed directors, have been denied £2m of bonuses...

  20. March 13, 2012

    Lloyds and RBS axe 2,000 jobs in the UK

    Britain’s two state-backed banks, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland axed more than 2,000 UK jobs on Tuesday as...

  21. March 1, 2012

    Lloyds finance director could earn £5.8m

    Lloyds Banking Group’s new finance director could receive a maximum of £5.86m in pay and bonuses in his first year at the...

  22. February 27, 2012

    Moreno exit adds to Lloyds woes

    Glen Moreno has resigned as deputy chairman of Lloyds Banking Group, adding further to the disruption at the...

  23. February 24, 2012

    Lloyds Banking Group

    He’s back in the saddle, but the best of the race may be behind him. António Horta-Osório, the Lloyds Banking Group chief,...

  24. February 20, 2012

    Lloyds 13 to lose total of £1.5m

    When the new chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group said the lender would take a £3.2bn charge for the mis-selling of...

  25. February 17, 2012

    Weir to become John Lewis finance director

    Helen Weir, former head of retail banking at Lloyds Banking Group, is to become finance director of the John Lewis...

  26. February 1, 2012

    Tate to depart in Lloyds reshuffle

    The last remaining Lloyds Banking Group executive with links to its ill-fated acquisition of HBOS is stepping down as part...

  27. January 29, 2012

    Lloyds chief plans management changes

    The chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group is set to unveil plans to simplify the bank’s management structure and hand more...

  28. January 25, 2012

    Ex-Lloyds chief joins advisory firm

    Eric Daniels, former chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group and one of the most high-profile figures in the financial...

  29. January 23, 2012

    Newest bank chiefs choose to skip Davos

    Some of the world’s newest bank chief executives are skipping this year’s pilgrimage to Davos, as more pressing matters –...

  30. January 19, 2012

    When the strain begins to show

    Economies are under stress – and so are employees. A review in November of sickness absence* revealed an estimated one in...

  31. January 13, 2012

    Lloyds chief waives right to bonus

    The chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group increased the pressure on rival senior bankers as he waived his entitlement to a...

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    January 9, 2012

    Horse, re-headed...

    He’s back after two months R&R, which included a week at The Priory.  Here’s Lloyds chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio...

  33. January 6, 2012

    Fragile Lloyds to greet Horta-Osório’s return

    The chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group will return from two months of medical leave on Monday refreshed not just from a...

  34. December 27, 2011

    Bank chiefs: occupational hazard

    Bank chief executives Leading bank seeks chief executive. Applicants must possess a deep understanding of all aspects of...

  35. December 18, 2011

    Pay freeze for top 1,000 Lloyds managers

    About 1,000 of Lloyds Banking Group’s most senior managers will have their salaries frozen in 2012 in an attempt to diffuse...

  36. December 15, 2011

    Sleep gets Horta-Osório up ready for action

    “I was like a battery going to zero,” says António Horta-Osório. “You know when a computer battery says it has 7 per cent...

  37. December 14, 2011

    Demands of 24-hour culture take toll on health

    As interrogators from Stalin’s secret police to the US soldiers at Guantánamo Bay can attest, sleep deprivation triggers...

  38. December 14, 2011

    Lloyds Banking Group: horses for courses

    The Black Horse is getting its expensively-hired jockey back. Lloyds Banking Group said on Wednesday that António...

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