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    1. September 1, 2015

      Co-op Bank shares to be traded in online auction

      Shareholders in the Co-operative Bank will be able to trade their holdings in an online auction this month, offering a...

    2. August 31, 2015

      RBS role to test Sir Howard Davies’s skills

      Sir Howard Davies started his career in the diplomatic service, which helps to explain his cool, analytical approach...

    3. August 28, 2015

      RBS to scrap ‘teaser’ rates on home insurance products

      Royal Bank of Scotland is scrapping “teaser” rates on home insurance in another move to stamp out unfair charges, as...

    4. August 28, 2015

      Virgin Money chief Jayne-Anne Gadhia targets banks’ ‘oligopoly’

      It was a symbolic moment in British banking. At the City’s annual Mansion House dinner in June, George Osborne singled...

    5. August 28, 2015

      HSBC systems failure delays 275,000 payments

      HSBC has apologised for a payments software failure that to prevent thousands of people in the UK from receiving their...

    6. August 26, 2015

      Bankers’ bonuses in biggest drop for a decade

      UK bankers’ bonuses have fallen to their lowest proportion of total pay in a decade, but the rest of the country’s...

    7. August 26, 2015

      OneSavings profits surge but bank warns of looming tax impact

      Specialist lender OneSavings Bank has reported an 88 per cent surge in profit but has warned the government’s new tax...

    8. August 24, 2015

      George Osborne aims to sell Lloyds stake within a year

      George Osborne aims to sell the government’s stake in Lloyds Banking Group within a year, prompting concern that he is...

    9. August 24, 2015

      BP skips Iran trip amid concerns about US sanctions

      BP decided not to travel on foreign secretary Philip Hammond’s trip to Iran to reopen the UK embassy amid concern among...

    10. August 23, 2015

      Greenspan’s capital idea for cutting back on banking angst

      Alan Greenspan is famous for his opacity. When chairman of the US Federal Reserve, he liked to speak in a form of...

    11. August 23, 2015

      Bank litigation costs hit $260bn — with $65bn more to come

      The wave of fines and lawsuits that has swept through the financial industry since the 2007-08 crisis has cost big...

    12. August 19, 2015

      Building societies warn Treasury tax will cramp growth

      Last November, senior figures from Britain’s mutual lenders gathered at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London to...

    13. August 19, 2015

      Osborne comes under pressure to cut tax on banks

      George Osborne is under growing pressure to reconsider a new tax on banks, amid warnings that it unfairly penalises...

    14. August 18, 2015

      A plan to wean the UK off its monetary fix

      The fact that the UK’s inflation rate has returned to positive territory — rising from zero to the dizzying level of...

    15. August 17, 2015

      Banks braced for billions in civil claims over forex rate rigging

      Global banks are facing billions of pounds-worth of civil claims in London and Asia over the rigging of currency...

    16. August 12, 2015

      Ministers warn on bank branch closures

      Ministers have raised fresh concerns that bank branch closures in the UK threaten to leave thousands of customers...

    17. August 12, 2015

      RBS hands £3.3m of shares to top staff

      Royal Bank of Scotland has awarded £3.35m in shares to its management team a week after the government began selling...

    18. August 11, 2015

      Co-op Bank censured over management failures but avoids fine

      The Co-operative Bank has escaped a fine from regulators for management failings in the years leading up to its near...

    19. August 10, 2015

      StanChart beefs up its financial crime team

      Standard Chartered has bolstered its financial crime team with a raft of hires, as it undergoes an investigation by US...

    20. August 10, 2015

      Prospects for UK banks improve, says report

      Earnings prospects for UK banks are better than at any point since the financial crisis but fines for scandals and...

    21. August 6, 2015

      Homeowners warned low mortgages to end

      Homeowners are being urged to lock into low-cost mortgages amid signs the era of rock-bottom home loans is drawing to a...

    22. August 5, 2015

      Banks make billions from reluctance to switch current accounts, says report

      British banks are not providing enough transparency over current account fees, with lenders making “billions of pounds”...

    23. August 4, 2015

      Hedge funds make quick buck after getting wind of RBS stake sale

      Hedge funds made a fast buck at the taxpayer’s expense last week by betting against Royal Bank of Scotland shares...

    24. August 4, 2015

      Government stake sale in Royal Bank of Scotland draws fire

      It may have been a watershed moment for Britain’s banking system, but George Osborne was “not around” on Tuesday to...

    25. August 3, 2015

      Reluctant shareholder George Osborne loses patience with RBS

      Seven years, three chief executives and £45bn of taxpayer funds later, the British government’s decision to start...

    26. August 3, 2015

      UK government can take its time over asset sales

      In July 1979, an article in the Financial Times introduced the public to the word “privatisation” — coined by the then...

    27. August 3, 2015

      Chief executive plays down HSBC’s pivot to Asia strategy

      Did Stuart Gulliver get carried away at HSBC’s strategic update in June? The bank’s chief executive talked...

    28. August 3, 2015

      Promontory suspended for indefinite period over StanChart work

      New York’s top financial regulator has issued a stinging rebuke to Promontory Financial Group, the influential...

    29. August 3, 2015

      Sale of RBS stake marks start of the UK’s biggest privatisation

      Chancellor George Osborne has kicked off Britain’s biggest privatisation by selling £2bn of shares in Royal Bank of...

    30. August 3, 2015

      HSBC agrees Brazilian sale for $5.2bn as profits rise

      HSBC said it has agreed to sell its Brazilian business for $5.2bn, as Europe’s biggest bank by assets announced a 10...

    31. August 2, 2015

      Barclays and Britain wave goodbye to the big time

      The final curtain is about to come down on one of the City’s of London’s longest running shows. Ever since Big Bang in...

    32. July 31, 2015

      HSBC nears $4bn sale of Brazilian arm to Bradesco

      HSBC is nearing a sale of its Brazilian subsidiary to local rival Bradesco for close to $4bn and hopes to announce the...

    33. July 31, 2015

      RBS hit by second technology glitch

      Royal Bank of Scotland has suffered a cyber attack causing its second technology glitch in only six weeks, leaving...

    34. July 31, 2015

      Lloyds Banking Group: horse play

      The past still weighs heavily on Lloyds Banking Group, even as chief executive António Horta-Osório tries to set the UK...

    35. July 31, 2015

      Lloyds reveals plan to pay out excess capital to shareholders

      Lloyds Banking Group has revealed it will pay out excess capital to shareholders in a move that paves the way for a...

    36. July 31, 2015

      City Insider: PR groups fight over Barclays

      Barclays: Spin wars Two of the City’s heavyweight spin-doctors are going head to head in a battle to advise Barclays on...

    37. July 30, 2015

      UK financial regulator names third supervision chief in a year

      The UK’s financial regulator has named its third director of supervision in a year as it faces major upheaval in its...

    38. July 30, 2015

      Royal Bank of Scotland: step by step

      Think of it as a downpayment. Royal Bank of Scotland’s unexpected £293m second-quarter profit — up 27 per cent from a...

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