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    1. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      Challenger bank OneSavings leaps after shrugging off Brexit

      Challenger bank OneSavings has powered to top of the UK’s FTSE All-Share index this morning, rising 10 per cent after...

    2. Fast FT

      August 3, 2016

      HSBC among FTSE 100's biggest risers despite profit drop

      HSBC has been vying with Next as the biggest riser on the FTSE 100 in early morning trading after it said it would buy...

    1. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Lloyds sheds another 3,000 jobs, warns of post Brexit slowdown

      Lloyds Banking Group has more than doubled first-half profit but is accelerating cost-cutting measures by closing a...

    2. Fast FT

      July 4, 2016

      FTSE 100 climbs; FTSE 250 and banks slip

      The FTSE 100 is climbing for the fifth consecutive day, although bank stocks and the FTSE 250 are struggling as the...

    3. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Virgin Money leaps 9.5% as profits soar

      Shares in Virgin Money have jumped as much as 9.5 per cent this morning after the UK challenger bank’s pre-tax profit...

    4. Fast FT

      February 26, 2016

      RBS's £2bn annual loss - analysts react

      Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan has tried to put a positive spin on the bank’s latest results, which...

    5. February 24, 2016

      Global banks in UK face higher levy than expected

      Global banks based in the UK face a higher than expected tax hit under government plans for the bank levy, despite cuts...

    6. February 8, 2016

      Yellen testimony will set tone for dollar

      Global markets are, once again, waiting for Janet. Ms Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, is due to give...

    7. October 28, 2015

      Black Horse still being trampled by PPI

      When António Horta-Osório set aside £3.2bn to cover mis-sold payment protection insurance in 2011, he thought the sum...

    8. February 27, 2015

      City Insider: Bill Winters springs out of the shadows

      Bill Winters: A man for all seasons Headless times ahead for Renshaw Bay. Bill Winters’ move from shadow banking back...

    9. December 12, 2014

      Bankers will fail to win back trust with tragedy analogies

      Up until this week, banking analyst Ian Gordon was best known in the City of London for firing off rapid response notes...

    10. December 10, 2014

      FCA took less care of market-moving info than it asked of City

      If you demand that others maintain high standards, you must uphold them yourself. The Financial Conduct Authority...

    11. December 10, 2014

      Investec apologises for ‘I can’t breathe’ headline on research note

      Investec, the Anglo-South African bank, has apologised for publishing a research note headlined “I can’t breathe” — the...

    12. November 13, 2014

      Challenger banks will wind up feeling challenged themselves

      Former boxer Terry Malloy claimed he “coulda binna contender” in the gritty movie On The Waterfront. Ex-contender...

    13. September 30, 2014

      Banks limit FTSE losses after RBS update

      Buoyant banks stood out on the FTSE 100 on Tuesday, but the index drifted lower as protests in Hong Kong kept sentiment...

    14. September 24, 2014

      RBS falls on weaker FTSE 100

      Stocks in London fell for the third day in a row this week, with Royal Bank of Scotland dropping after it was forced to...

    15. FT Alphaville

      September 4, 2013

      A peek into the swaps swamp

      First up, consider this comic flow chart from the FCA. Click to enlarge. Yes, of the 30,169 cases of potential...

    16. September 1, 2013

      The Academic Week Ahead: Sept 2 – 8

      Monday – September 2 Study business strategy online The University of Virginia Darden School of Business launches...

    17. May 15, 2013

      Lombard: HSBC’s 14-pointer plan could leave it dodging bullets

      Healthy stags grow big antlers to demonstrate their ability to accumulate more energy than they need purely to survive....

    18. May 13, 2013

      HSBC and Standard Chartered drag but FTSE edges up

      HSBC and Standard Chartered dragged on the London market on Monday, even as the FTSE 100 edged to its eighth straight...

    19. March 12, 2013

      Petrofac rises on Kuwait and Russia hopes

      Contract hopes buoyed Petrofac as the FTSE 100 inched to a fourth straight gain. The oil services engineer rallied 4.1...

    20. March 1, 2013

      Support services boost FTSE

      Support services stocks extended a strong start to 2013 by outperforming the FTSE 100 with outsourcer Capita and credit...

    21. February 12, 2013

      Crackdown on tax trickery a fiddly task

      Neo-conservative dogmatists once theorised that multinational businesses were superseding governments as a power in the...

    22. October 23, 2012

      RBS quizzed over sale of US division

      The agency in charge of the UK government’s stake in Royal Bank of Scotland has quizzed the bank’s board about the...

    23. August 9, 2012

      FTSE 100 closes in on year’s peak

      Wide-ranging broker comment on UK banks caught investors’ interest as modest gains took the FTSE 100 nearer its year...

    24. July 26, 2012

      Lloyds looks beyond PPI and Libor

      António Horta-Osório, chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group, is in a strong position to argue that bank behaviour...

    25. May 29, 2012

      Pru’s uninspired hire faces tough task

      Paul Manduca, the non-executive director who at one point led Prudential’s search for a chairman, is to take the job...

    26. April 30, 2012

      SSE has wind taken out of its sails

      Debt concerns left SSE among the fallers yesterday as the FTSE 100 drifted to its second consecutive monthly loss....

    27. April 11, 2012

      BT bruised but brake put on FTSE losses

      BT was the biggest faller on the FTSE 100 following a broker downgrade on Wednesday as the index recovered from the...

    28. March 17, 2012

      Tax income by logistic sigmoid curve

      From Mr Ian Gordon. Sir, Speaking as a mathematician, I have to argue (or perhaps nit-pick) with Jason Streets’...

    29. November 11, 2011

      UK domestic banks offer good reasons for cheer

      As the dust settles on the third-quarter reporting season, what have investors learnt about the UK banking sector? Have...

    30. FT Alphaville

      November 3, 2011

      Climb on the Headless Horse

      Its CEO is exhausted and has been packed off to the sanatorium, the interim boss has his mind on other things, a large...

    31. beyondbrics

      November 2, 2011

      StanChart: feeling the chill

      embed1 The global chill in the banking industry is finally getting to Standard Chartered Bank. With its operations...

    32. FT Alphaville

      October 21, 2011

      It's not the banks, it's the bankers, cont'd

      Good news: pay to bankers is falling. Bad news: having wiped out the shareholders, they’re still eating all the pies....

    33. FT Alphaville

      October 14, 2011

      You're all wrong (on RBS)

      A headline like that can only mean one thing — another rant from Europe’s Dick Bove. In Friday’s note, Evolution’s Ian...

    34. October 13, 2011

      Banks drive London losses after Fitch cuts ratings

      Banks led the first significant losses for London stocks in eight sessions after Fitch downgraded UK state-supported...

    35. FT Alphaville

      October 11, 2011

      Britain's Dick Bove

      Ian Gordon is fast becoming the UK’s answer to Dick ‘I ♥ banks’ Bove. Last week, the Evolution Securities analyst and...

    36. February 21, 2011

      Banks weigh on London losses

      Banks were the FTSE 100’s main drag with HSBC among those under pressure after Exane BNP Paribas recommended selling...

    37. January 17, 2011

      Potential boardroom changes send Lloyds lower

      Lloyds Banking Group was a faller on Monday as the FTSE 100 slipped for a third consecutive day. Shares in Lloyds...

    38. January 8, 2011

      Commuting won’t kill whingeing MPs

      From Mr Ian Gordon. Sir, You report (January 6) that MPs are upset at the idea that they should commute up to an hour...

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