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    1. August 14, 2014

      Banks horse-trade on ringfence fine print

      Some of Britain’s biggest banks are expecting to secure concessions from the regulator over the new ringfencing regime, in...

    2. June 16, 2014

      Vickers reforms fall foul of EU lawyers

      Brussels is going beyond the law in its plan to exempt the UK’s Vickers reforms from its EU-wide overhaul of “too big to...

    1. April 15, 2014

      Business hits ‘brick wall’ in talks on UK banking ring fence

      Business representatives warned on Tuesday they were hitting a “brick wall” in discussions with the government over the...

    2. December 16, 2013

      Architects of banking reform believe job is only half-finished

      It is meant to be the definitive legislative answer to the UK banking crash and City scandals such as rigging the London...

    3. December 10, 2013

      MPs set to approve bank reforms after Osborne makes concessions

      Legislation to make banks safer and improve corporate governance is expected to be finally signed off by MPs on Wednesday,...

    4. December 8, 2013

      HSBC prepares to leap the Vickers ringfence

      Sir John Vickers has largely disappeared from view since publishing the final report of his Independent Commission on...

    5. September 8, 2013

      Vickers calls for doubling of bank capital levels

      The chief architect of Britain’s post-crisis regulatory reforms believes banks’ capital levels should be at least twice as...

    6. The A-List

      February 6, 2013

      The missing word in Osborne's banking reform plan

      The speech this week by Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer on the “Reform of Banking” delivered a clear and forceful...

    7. February 4, 2013

      Q&A: Osborne’s banking reforms

      Four years after the financial crisis of 2008, George Osborne, chancellor, has announced his Banking Reform Bill. WHAT ARE...

    8. January 28, 2013

      RBS bonuses spell trouble for Osborne

      George Osborne has never believed that the taxpayer should be in the business of owning banks. February will provide yet...

    9. January 27, 2013

      Electrify the banking ringfence

      The UK government will shortly publish its Banking Reform Bill, giving effect to the recommendations of the Independent...

    10. December 26, 2012

      MPs back forced separation of banks

      A large majority of MPs think British banks should be forced to separate investment banking and high-street operations,...

    11. December 21, 2012

      Plan to electrify bank ringfence welcomed

      Sir John Vickers, author of a plan to shake up British banking, has welcomed a report by senior MPs and peers to “electrify”...

    12. December 4, 2012

      Fed eyes more long-term debt for banks

      US bank regulators are examining proposals to force the largest and most complex financial institutions to fund themselves...

    13. November 21, 2012

      Bookies decide BoE race is over

      Paul Tucker has been unofficially campaigning to become Bank of England governor for the past two years. In recent weeks,...

    14. November 21, 2012

      Osborne warns against bank bill rethink

      George Osborne has urged the banking standards commission not to unpick government proposals to ringfence riskier parts of...

    15. November 15, 2012

      The right man for the Old Lady

      There are few more important tasks facing George Osborne than the selection of the next governor of the Bank of England....

    16. November 14, 2012

      Outsider makes her pitch to take BoE role

      Sharon Bowles is the outsider in the contest to be Bank of England governor and very proud of it. Should the shortlisted MEP...

    17. November 13, 2012

      Regulator proposes bank insurance funds

      Preventing global banks from blowing themselves up may well prove impossible, so regulators should consider taxing banks to...

    18. November 12, 2012

      MPs consider threat to break up banks

      Parliament is considering whether to use the threat of full separation of investment and retail banking to ensure the...

    19. November 5, 2012

      Banks plea for right to sell derivatives

      Three of the UK’s biggest banks have told MPs they should be allowed to sell simple derivative products from within their...

    20. October 29, 2012

      Bank ringfencing too hard, says John Kay

      John Kay, the leading economist and professor who produced a far-reaching review of the markets in the summer, warned on...

    21. October 25, 2012

      Banking’s ‘golden age’ is a myth

      In times of crisis, there is a well-known tendency to seek solutions in the past because things seemed to be better then....

    22. October 18, 2012

      Split the difference

      This week Paul Volcker, grand old man of central banking, gently criticised the policy of ringfencing banks’ retail...

    23. October 12, 2012

      Ministers hesitate on diluting bank reform

      The government has shown renewed caution over plans to water down a key proposal on banking reform, in light of a recent...

    24. FT Alphaville

      October 12, 2012

      Turner's cover letter

      FSA chief, Lord Turner, gave a *cough* wide ranging speech last night in the City. From the FT: Although the FSA chairman...

    25. October 11, 2012

      Turner urges bold action for growth

      Britain needs leaders willing to tear up the rule book for both monetary policy and bank regulation to combat the aftermath...

    26. October 8, 2012

      Financial stalwarts line up to lead BoE

      The deadline for aspirants to what is arguably the most powerful central bank governorship in the world passed on Monday,...

    27. Westminster Blog

      August 15, 2012

      Banks wary of Lib Dem maneouvres

        Sir John Vickers I revealed in this morning’s FT that Nick Clegg and Vince Cable want to reopen talks on how to put the...

    28. July 4, 2012

      Osborne under pressure on banks

      George Osborne is under mounting pressure to force British banks fully to split their investment arms from retail banking...

    29. Martin Wolf's Exchange

      July 2, 2012

      Banking reforms after the Libor scandal

      On June 14 2012, I wrote a column [Two cheers for Britain’s bank reform plans] on the government’s plans to implement the...

    30. June 29, 2012

      Osborne urged to toughen banking reform

      George Osborne is facing pressure to toughen up draft laws to quarantine risky investment banking from high street banking,...

    31. June 14, 2012

      Two cheers for Britain’s bank reform plans

      How well is the government planning to implement the proposals of the Independent Commission on Banking, chaired by Sir John...

    32. June 14, 2012

      Vickers says bank reforms are too soft

      The government has been accused of watering down a number of key proposals on banking reform just as the crisis afflicting...

    33. June 13, 2012

      Osborne to adopt Vickers reforms

      The chancellor is to vow to stop problems created by the financial services industry from threatening ordinary taxpayers as...

    34. June 10, 2012

      Banks to win ground on Vickers plan

      The UK’s biggest banks are expected to win a potentially crucial concession for their small business operations as the...

    35. May 29, 2012

      JPMorgan offers warning for ringfencing

      Sir John Vickers popped up in Brussels on Friday. After keeping his head down as an Oxford academic for the past six months,...

    36. FT Alphaville

      April 30, 2012

      What are the odds of a former Goldmanite getting the BofE governor job?

      The race for Mervyn King’s job is hotting up — months before it’s even officially advertised — as rumours circulate that a...

    37. April 26, 2012

      The BoE needs neither a bureaucrat nor a dictator

      We are told the process of selecting a new governor of the Bank of England to succeed Sir Mervyn King, who retires in...

    38. April 18, 2012

      Old Lady flirts with a foreigner

      News that Mark Carney, governor of Canada’s central bank, has been informally approached to be a candidate to replace Sir...

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