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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

    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...

  12. 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...

  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

    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...

  35. 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...

  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

    City watchdog bans short-selling of banks

    The City watchdog last night took the drastic step of banning the short-selling of financial stocks - a move unprecedented...

  38. 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...

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