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  1. June 4, 2014

    Shawbrook Bank charts £16.8m profit and eyes flotation

    Shawbrook Bank, which was created in 2011 as one of the new entrants to the UK banking market, broke into profit last year,...

  2. March 26, 2014

    Split emerges in Scottish financial community over independence

    Divisions within Scotland’s financial community have burst into the open with a former Royal Bank of Scotland chief claiming...

  1. October 8, 2013

    Arrow Global shares jump on debut

    Shares in Arrow Global, one of the UK’s biggest debt recovery companies, jumped on Tuesday after the group made its debut on...

  2. September 27, 2013

    Hedge fund bets millions in cheap property swoop up north

    New York, Monaco, Geneva and now, perhaps, Rotherham. One of the UK’s leading hedge funds has begun snapping up cheap...

  3. August 22, 2012

    Concern over Stagecoach chief’s new role

    Investors have raised concerns over the planned move of Sir Brian Souter, chief executive of Stagecoach, to the role of...

  4. March 28, 2012

    Shawbrook’s doubles lending target

    Shawbrook Bank, which set up six months ago to provide mortgages to small and medium-sized businesses, has doubled its...

  5. February 1, 2012

    Breakneck expansion tilted pay landscape

    In 1997, long before Royal Bank of Scotland broke on to the world stage of banking, Sir George Mathewson, its chief...

  6. January 31, 2012

    Rise and fall of Fred Goodwin

    Fred Goodwin rose from humble origins – as the son of an electrician in a town outside Glasgow – to lead one of the biggest...

  7. October 19, 2011

    Metro targets services for wealthy customers

    Metro Bank, which launched in the UK last year, is planning to offer new services for wealthy customers after it won a...

  8. September 11, 2011

    Ringfencing not real threat to Britain’s banks

    It has been very encouraging in the countdown to today’s release of the Vickers commission’s report to see a growing...

  9. May 23, 2011

    Sir Fred’s alleged lover ‘did not’ harm RBS

    The Royal Bank of Scotland employee at the centre of an alleged affair with Sir Fred Goodwin, its former chief executive,...

  10. January 28, 2011

    Former RBS chief revises position on reform

    Sir George Mathewson, the former chairman and chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, has backtracked on his comments to...

  11. January 27, 2011

    UK equity raising

    The debate over whether to split up the biggest UK banks is clocking up new decibels. For all the fury, there might be signs...

  12. FT Alphaville

    January 27, 2011

    UK banks hit back at break-up call

    Britain’s biggest banks have hit back at threats to break them up, claiming there is no evidence that an overhaul would make...

  13. January 26, 2011

    Big banks strike back at call for break-up

    Britain’s biggest banks have hit back at threats to break them up, saying there is no evidence that a sweeping overhaul...

  14. FT Alphaville

    January 26, 2011

    Dear Sir John

    Which anarchist added this to the list of public responses sent to the UK’s Independent Banking Commission? (H/T to the FT’s...

  15. August 20, 2010

    Perthshire clan

    The Scottish business clan keep it tight. Former RBS chairman Sir George Mathewson will next year become chairman of the...

  16. September 8, 2009

    Timing saved a reputation, if not the balance sheet

    When Sir George Mathewson bowed out in style as chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland in mid 2006, he believed he was leaving...

  17. September 7, 2009

    How timing saved ex-RBS chief’s reputation

    Sir George Mathewson: ‘I think the mistake was quite clearly there was too much expansion of investment banking’ When Sir...

  18. May 19, 2009

    Too canny for its own good?

    I was in Edinburgh last week, talking to the battle-scarred leaders of Scotland's financial community. The nation's pride...

  19. May 18, 2009

    Too canny for its own good?

    I was in Edinburgh last week, talking to the battle-scarred leaders of Scotland’s financial community. The nation’s pride in...

  20. April 2, 2009

    Wood Mackenzie seeks buyer

    Wood Mackenzie has hired Goldman Sachs to sell the fast-growing energy research and consultancy group for at least £650m in...

  21. February 25, 2009

    Goodwin's undoing

    On the morning of October 7 last year, Sir Fred Goodwin stood in front of a roomful of investors at the Landmark Hotel near...

  22. February 24, 2009

    Goodwin’s undoing

    On the morning of October 7 last year, Sir Fred Goodwin stood in front of a roomful of investors at the Landmark Hotel near...

  23. February 4, 2009

    McKillop steps down early to clear way for RBS successor

    Sir Tom McKillop yesterday stepped down as chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland two months ahead of schedule, bringing a...

  24. February 3, 2009

    McKillop steps down early from RBS

    Sir Tom McKillop on Tuesday stepped down as chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland two months ahead of schedule, bringing a...

  25. December 24, 2008

    Fees helped Old Oak flourish

    The London manager of Tosca Fund, one of the hedge funds hardest hit by the financial crisis this year, quadrupled its...

  26. December 10, 2008

    Hedge fund life not so grand

    Dignitaries and grandees who joined the boards of hedge funds in boom times are finding life over lunch isn't so grand...

  27. December 3, 2008

    Scottish clouds

    Scottish knight Sir Peter Burt seemed wistful in his comments in the annual report of his investment vehicle Promethean,...

  28. FT Alphaville

    November 24, 2008

    Weekend catch-up: ABN, HBOS, Target, Woolies

    In case you missed these stories: Dutch unveil revival plans for ABN Amro The Dutch government on Friday announced plans for...

  29. November 22, 2008

    Bank boards need reform

    Sir Peter Burt and Sir George Mathewson were graceful in defeat. They had to throw in their tartan towels as soon as the...

  30. November 21, 2008

    Campaigners give up battle for HBOS

    The two Scottish bankers campaigning for HBOS to remain independent rather than be taken over by Lloyds TSB gave up their...

  31. FT Alphaville

    November 20, 2008

    Lloyds TSB investors back HBOS rescue

    Lloyds TSB investors have overwhelmingly backed the bank’s controversial rescue of HBOS and its plans to raise £5.5bn of...

  32. November 20, 2008

    Big thumbs up by Lloyds investors for HBOS rescue

    Lloyds TSB investors have overwhelmingly backed the bank's controversial rescue of HBOS and its plans to raise £5.5bn of...

  33. November 19, 2008

    Lloyds TSB investors back HBOS rescue

    Lloyds TSB investors have overwhelmingly backed the bank’s controversial rescue of HBOS and its plans to raise £5.5bn of...

  34. November 19, 2008

    UK banks

    Barclays wants your sympathy. Of the £12bn of capital raised in the past year, domestic investors provided just £3bn. But...

  35. November 18, 2008

    Darling warns on bank recapitalisations

    Alistair Darling on Tuesday delivered a clear warning to shareholders of Britain’s banks that they should not expect...

  36. November 18, 2008

    Barclays

    Barclays wants your sympathy. Of the £12bn of capital raised in the past year, domestic investors provided just £3bn. But...

  37. November 18, 2008

    Chancellor warns over bail-out terms

    Under fire: the chancellor’s statement sent a clear rebuff to Sir George Mathewson, who has been campaigning for HBOS to...

  38. November 15, 2008

    The Week

    Britain faces its deepest recession since the early 1990s, the Bank of England forecast this week in a bleak inflation...

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