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    1. April 15, 2015

      Shawbrook Bank set to appoint Iain Cornish as chairman

      Shawbrook Bank is to appoint Iain Cornish, one of the key independent figures probing the collapse of HBOS, as chairman...

    2. April 14, 2015

      Billionaire Wilbur Ross sells down Virgin Money stake

      Two backers of Virgin Money are aiming to sell a stake of at least $277m (£187m) after shares in the challenger bank soared...

    3. April 14, 2015

      HSBC hires headhunters in search for new board members

      HSBC is preparing to refresh its board of directors after a bruising few months in which some of its most senior members...

    4. April 14, 2015

      FCA fines Clydesdale Bank record £21m for PPI failings

      The UK’s financial regulator has imposed its largest penalty to date for failings around selling payment protection...

    5. April 13, 2015

      OneSavings Bank prepares push into small business market

      Specialist lender OneSavings Bank is to launch savings accounts for small businesses and is considering a move into asset...

    6. April 9, 2015

      UK banks: when the cards are down

      Tired of the waves of statistics as the UK election approaches? Here is one number that neatly encapsulates the country’s...

    7. April 9, 2015

      Atom Bank keeps faith with wearable technology

      The chief executive of Atom Bank is looking to wearable technology for the future of banking in spite of concerns about...

    8. April 8, 2015

      UK banks stem domestic loan losses

      UK banks’ losses from domestic loans plummeted last year to “exceptionally low” levels, in a trend that is expected to...

    9. April 7, 2015

      UK banks need to work harder on profitability, study finds

      Britain’s five largest banking groups must “urgently tackle” low returns for shareholders and work harder to become more...

    10. April 6, 2015

      UK’s top 5 banks slash bonus pools by more than £1bn

      The UK’s five largest banks cut bonus pools by more than £1bn last year and most also reduced pay and staff numbers,...

    11. April 5, 2015

      Bank systems creak under weight of digital transactions

      Pressure is mounting on the archaic technology systems that underpin some of the largest banks as they roll out online and...

    12. April 2, 2015

      Bishop joins effort to restore faith in UK banking system

      Dame Colette Bowe has assembled a diverse board including a bishop, a philosopher and a trade unionist to oversee the task...

    13. April 1, 2015

      UK challenger banks: disrupt while you can

      How many challenger banks does it take to change a banking sector? Small business lender Shawbrook, which on Wednesday...

    14. April 1, 2015

      Challenger bank Shawbrook valued at £725m

      Shawbrook, the specialist lender, is making its debut on the market in a move that values the Essex-based bank at £725m....

    15. March 31, 2015

      New payments watchdog takes aim at high street banks

      A new watchdog set up to regulate Britain’s £75tn a year payments industry plans to take control of the money transfer...

    16. March 31, 2015

      Lloyds retail investors take bond dispute to court

      Hundreds of retail investors holding special high-income bonds in Lloyds Banking Group have succeeded in taking the bank to...

    17. March 30, 2015

      Technology will liberate customers from bad banking

      The trouble with writing rules is that they can quickly be overtaken by technological change. In 1907, The Hague Peace...

    18. March 30, 2015

      UK banking complaints rise in spite of fall in PPI cases

      Complaints about banking products surged in the second half of last year in spite of a fall in the number of new payment...

    19. March 30, 2015

      City jobs lost in spite of upbeat outlook

      The number of jobs in the UK’s financial services industry has continued to fall in spite of rising levels of optimism....

    20. March 27, 2015

      Compromise may be near in Lloyds ECN dispute

      A compromise is within reach in the dispute over whether Lloyds Banking Group should be permitted compulsorily to redeem a...

    21. March 27, 2015

      RBS confirms Coutts International sale to Union Bancaire Privée

      Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the sale of Coutts’s international operation to Union Bancaire Privée, the family-owned...

    22. March 27, 2015

      Co-op Bank chief says losses ‘likely to lead to merger’

      The chief executive of the Co-operative Bank has said it is likely to merge with a rival in an expected wave of...

    23. March 26, 2015

      Bank of England warns about financial stability threats

      The Bank of England has warned that international factors including the debt crisis in Greece and China’s slowdown pose a...

    24. March 26, 2015

      Website launched to compare current accounts

      People will be able to compare current accounts from the big six high street banks for the first time using a...

    25. March 25, 2015

      HSBC move shows Birmingham’s appeal to banks

      By moving the head office of its UK ring-fenced bank to Birmingham, HSBC is going back home. The bank’s domestic operations...

    26. March 24, 2015

      Easier account switching could fuel bank runs, says BBA

      Banks have warned that they are more vulnerable to a run on deposits now that digital systems allow customers to move large...

    27. March 20, 2015

      Banco Sabadell faces hurdles in £1.7bn takeover of TSB

      Banco Sabadell will face tough hurdles in its £1.7bn takeover of UK challenger bank TSB as it attempts to pull off one of...

    28. March 19, 2015

      UK’s biggest banks spent £28bn on fines and restructuring

      George Osborne justified his one-third rise in the UK bank levy by saying that banks could support making a higher...

    29. March 19, 2015

      UK banks forced to open up customer data to help challengers

      The government has pledged to force British banks to open up access to customer data in attempt to inject competition into...

    30. March 18, 2015

      Osborne eases austerity as poll nears

      George Osborne has used his pre-election Budget to temper his austerity plans, seeking to soften his “Iron Chancellor” image...

    31. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Rise in bank levy is really a tax on HSBC

      The roasting that HSBC executives got from Labour MP Margaret Hodge and her colleagues on the public accounts committee last...

    32. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Chancellor launches £5.3bn tax raid on banks

      The chancellor has launched a £5.3bn tax raid on banks, in a move that is likely to hit HSBC the hardest after it was...

    33. March 17, 2015

      Stress tests urged for UK insurers and asset managers

      Insurers, asset managers and clearing houses should be subjected to the rigours of annual stress testing just as banks are,...

    34. March 17, 2015

      Boardroom tokenism skirts the need for female skills

      The most powerful posts in the financial world are held by women. Janet Yellen chairs the US Federal Re­serve, and Christine...

    35. March 17, 2015

      TSB’s Sabadell talks show challenges of UK challenger banks

      Spanish bank Sabadell’s proposal to take over TSB last week is the latest sign that “challengers” in the UK lack the scale...

    36. March 16, 2015

      City watchdog seeks to cut secrecy on supervision

      The culture of secrecy in Financial Conduct Authority interventions could be eroded under plans being considered by the new...

    37. March 16, 2015

      Grant Thornton faces £49m negligence claim

      Grant Thornton is facing a £49m negligence claim from Manchester Building Society over advice and audit services it provided...

    38. March 15, 2015

      No need for too much haste in efforts to boost funding for SMEs

      Entrepreneurs and small business owners would be dancing in the streets if they believed that last week’s hullabaloo around...

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