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    1. December 4, 2012

      Letters come back to haunt HBOS

      HBOS was the UK’s forgotten banking disaster – until now. Preceded by the dramatic depositor run on Northern Rock and...

    2. September 30, 2012

      Castle Trust eyes cash-strapped homebuyers

      The former head of the City watchdog is to chair a new company that offers cash-strapped homebuyers interest-free loans in...

    1. February 6, 2012

      Business folk can’t resist a gong

      Amid the fuss about Fred Goodwin being stripped of his knighthood, Notebook is reminded of the more exalted list published...

    2. February 2, 2012

      Should Greenspan be stripped of knighthood?

      From Mr T.C. Smith. Sir, For Fred Goodwin to follow in the footsteps of traitors, dictators and fraudsters in being stripped...

    3. January 31, 2012

      Scent of scandal returns to haunt JC Flowers

      Christopher Flowers, the former Goldman Sachs banker who made his name with a $1bn profit from investing in Japan’s Shinsei...

    4. January 31, 2012

      Goodwin joins inglorious list

      Fred Goodwin joins a list of characters ranging from Anthony Blunt and Lester Piggott to Nicolae Ceausescu who have been...

    5. June 24, 2011

      Be aware of risks of shared-equity mortgage schemes, brokers say

      Two new mortgage schemes that aim to help homebuyers buy a property have been announced this week - but mortgage brokers...

    6. Westminster Blog

      December 15, 2010

      Full list of new Whitehall non-execs from the business world

      The announcement has just gone out about the business leaders who will now sit on Whitehall boards. Lord Browne, former...

    7. July 11, 2010

      JC Flowers plans tie-up with Kent Reliance

      JC Flowers, the US private equity group, is poised to invest £50m in a joint venture with Kent Reliance building society...

    8. April 12, 2010

      FSA probes dealings of ex-Flowers investor

      High-flying private equity investor, Ravi Sinha, is being investigated by the UK financial regulator over claims he skimmed...

    9. April 11, 2010

      FSA probes dealings of former Flowers investor

      High-flying private equity investor, Ravi Sinha, is being investigated by the UK financial regulator over claims he siphoned...

    10. February 5, 2010

      Old style banker at new style venture

      Former Lloyds TSB banker Mike Fairey is the latest City stalwart to join entrepreneur Hugh Osmond, as chairman of his £417m...

    11. November 25, 2009

      Flowers and seeds

      Revolving doors at JC Flowers, where former Westpac boss David Morgan and former FSA chairman Sir Callum McCarthy take up...

    12. November 25, 2009

      Former chairman of UK financial regulator joins JC Flowers in shake-up

      JC Flowers, the US private equity group run by dealmaker Christopher Flowers, has shaken up its London team by appointing...

    13. November 24, 2009

      JC Flowers hires financial heavyweights

      JC Flowers, the US private equity group run by dealmaker Chris Flowers, has strengthened its London team after appointing...

    14. FT Alphaville

      November 24, 2009

      JC Flowers adds firepower in UK

      JC Flowers, the US private equity group run by dealmaker Chris Flowers, has strengthened its London team after appointing...

    15. November 22, 2009

      Distribution reform plans not enough

      The Financial Services Authority should abandon proposals under its retail distribution review to ban commissions and...

    16. October 9, 2009

      Global McCarthy

      Former FSA boss Callum McCarthy is putting the financial crisis behind him as he builds a career on the boards of...

    17. September 30, 2009

      Callum looks east

      Former Financial Services Authority chairman Sir Callum McCarthy is coming out of purdah, during which he has been busy...

    18. FT Alphaville

      June 26, 2009

      Duel partite regulation

      From the Memorandum of Understanding between HM Treasury, the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority – the...

    19. May 30, 2009

      Bank's 'war game' was plausible to an almost chilling extent

      The holes in the UK's strategy for dealing with the potential collapse of a big financial institution became glaringly...

    20. May 30, 2009

      Chilling plausibility of bank’s ‘war game’

      The holes in the UK’s strategy for dealing with the potential collapse of a big financial institution became glaringly...

    21. April 1, 2009

      How to train watchdogs

      Regulation has never been this glamorous. It sits centre stage as Group of 20 leaders meet this week. Helpfully, the...

    22. March 31, 2009

      Britain is not a regulatory island

      The UK’s Turner report has set out, with magisterial and powerful analysis, the problems that have beset the regulation and...

    23. March 28, 2009

      King back in his castle

      In October 2007, bankers gathered in Washington for a meeting of the Institute of International Finance, the lobby group...

    24. March 28, 2009

      King back in his castle

      In October 2007, bankers gathered in Washington for a meeting of the Institute of International Finance, the lobby group...

    25. March 28, 2009

      King back in his castle

      In October 2007, bankers gathered in Washington for a meeting of the Institute of International Finance, the lobby group...

    26. March 27, 2009

      Man in the News: Mervyn King

      In October 2007, bankers gathered in Washington for a meeting of the Institute of International Finance, the lobby group...

    27. January 6, 2009

      FSA's trial and error leads to a short-selling solution

      Gold, frankincense - hold the myrrh. The Financial Services Authority's decision to end the ban on shorting of financial...

    28. January 5, 2009

      FSA’s trial and error leads to a short-selling solution

      Gold, frankincense – hold the myrrh. The Financial Services Authority’s decision to end the ban on shorting of financial...

    29. November 12, 2008

      Tartan bindings

      Toscafund investors may be feeling the pain but the hedge fund's latest report to shareholders celebrates Scotsman Fred...

    30. October 17, 2008

      Turner rises to the challenge of calming financial storm

      Nobody can accuse Lord Turner of Ecchinswell of shirking a challenge. In the past few years the former McKinsey consultant...

    31. October 16, 2008

      Turner rises to the challenge

      Nobody can accuse Lord Turner of Ecchinswell of shirking a challenge. In the past few years the former McKinsey consultant...

    32. October 16, 2008

      Lord Turner understands need for urgency

      Nobody can accuse Lord Turner of Ecchinswell of shirking a big challenge. In the past few years, the former McKinsey...

    33. FT Alphaville

      September 22, 2008

      Evil sellers now evil buyers

      A curious admission from the FSA’s chief executive Hector Sants this weekend: HBOS was not a viable stand-alone bank,...

    34. September 20, 2008

      The watchdog who should have barked louder

      So farewell then, Sir Callum McCarthy. The now ex-chairman of the Financial Services Authority signed off with a speech at...

    35. September 20, 2008

      FSA last stand

      Sir Callum McCarthy seemed in a cheery mood as he made his last speech as chairman of the Financial Services Authority at a...

    36. September 19, 2008

      The watchdog who should have barked louder

      So farewell then, Sir Callum McCarthy. The now ex-chairman of the Financial Services Authority signed off with a speech at...

    37. September 19, 2008

      Policymakers act to quell storm

      The City watchdog last night took the drastic step of banning the short-selling of financial stocks at the end of a day...

    38. September 19, 2008

      Britain imposes ban on shorting

      Short-selling of financial stocks was banned in Britain yesterday, in a desperate effort by the City watchdog to shore up...

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