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    1. August 26, 2016

      AB InBev/SABMiller deal to yield $2bn in fees and taxes

      Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller will pay a staggering $2bn in taxes and fees to advisers to complete the...

    2. August 26, 2016

      Banks cannot invest in Iran without US guarantees

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, unveiled a historic deal with Iran in July 2015. This was supposed to be a key part...

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    1. August 24, 2016

      Blockchain offers banks the chance to rehabilitate their image

      It is little wonder that the world’s big banks like to talk about the blockchain. Tarnished by the 2008 financial...

    2. August 24, 2016

      Suits join the hoodies with blockchain push

      Early bitcoin enthusiasts hailed the cryptocurrency as a revolutionary way to sideline banks in a libertarian drive to...

    3. FT Alphaville

      August 24, 2016

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 24th August, 2016

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:02 on 24 Aug 2016. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce...

    4. August 23, 2016

      Big banks plan to coin new digital currency

      Four of the world’s biggest banks have teamed up to develop a new form of digital cash that they believe will become an...

    5. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Troubled Lloyds chief to state intention to stay at bank

      Lloyds Banking Group’s chief executive will express his commitment to continue leading the bank tomorrow in a note to...

    6. August 23, 2016

      Co-op Bank to hire BofA to prepare for potential sale

      The Co-operative Bank is set to hire Bank of America Merrill Lynch as adviser to help guide the UK lender through the...

    7. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Barclays becomes latest coco bond issuer as market recovers

      Barclays is launching a coco bond, the latest in a wave of new issues, as the riskiest market for bank debt regains...

    8. August 23, 2016

      RBS’s aim to return to private ownership hampered by legacy issues

      The former head of Royal Bank of Scotland said in 2009 it could take up to five years to recover from the biggest bank...

    9. August 22, 2016

      Banks cannot stop being the villains of the piece

      The clue was always in the name. The 123 current account, launched by Santander UK four years ago, has paid customers 1...

    10. August 22, 2016

      Record £9bn spending on contactless cards as popularity soars

      Spending on contactless cards reached record levels in the first half of 2016 as UK consumers tapped and swiped their...

    11. Fast FT

      August 22, 2016

      Introducing India's new central bank governor

      The news is nearly two days old by now – but for those of you who weren’t browsing the Indian finance ministry’s web...

    12. August 21, 2016

      FCA considers approving blockchain businesses

      UK consumers are one step closer to using products underpinned by blockchain technology after the financial watchdog...

    13. August 21, 2016

      Establishment has much to learn from new breed of retail banks

      The phrase “post-fact” has been used to describe current western politics, fuelled mainly by some questionable claims...

    14. August 19, 2016

      Week in Review, August 20

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. US court told PwC cut corners in...

    15. August 19, 2016

      RBS to start charging large UK clients to hold cash

      Royal Bank of Scotland is to charge some large corporate customers for holding their cash, the first sign the Bank of...

    16. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      RBS to impose negative rates on some big business customers

      Royal Bank of Scotland is to charge some large corporate customers to hold cash on deposit from Monday in the first...

    17. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      UK retail banking reforms to crimp profits - Fitch

      Proposals by UK competition authorities to make it easier for customers to switch banks could lead to a “slow but...

    18. August 18, 2016

      UK financial sector targets Swiss-style deal for EU market access

      The City of London has given up hope of universal access to the EU single market and is now seeking a bespoke deal for...

    19. August 18, 2016

      Co-op Bank: Crystal Methodist’s toxic legacy

      If you work for Co-operative Bank, you must never joke you’re only there for the craic. The lender, which unveiled a...

    20. August 18, 2016

      Negative rates starting to weigh on banks’ profits

      European banks could be forced to slash costs, make riskier loans or charge fees for current accounts to offset...

    21. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Norway's wealth fund - key points

      Norway’s $890bn oil fund – the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund – eked a 1.3 per cent return in the second...

    22. August 17, 2016

      Why Santander is halving its 123 account interest rate

      Britain’s hard-pressed savers were dealt another blow on Monday when Santander UK halved the interest rate on its...

    23. August 16, 2016

      Royal Bank of Scotland cancels Infosys contract

      Royal Bank of Scotland has cancelled a $300m contract with Indian technology company Infosys after earlier this month...

    24. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      Santander: Brexit vote 'marked end' of relative stability for UK banks

      Santander UK has warned margins are likely to decline further and it will have to continue keeping a tight rein on...

    25. August 15, 2016

      Santander leads UK banks in slashing rate on current account

      Santander UK is to halve the interest rate on one of its most popular accounts in a move other British banks are...

    26. August 14, 2016

      Lifetime Isa launch in doubt

      The planned launch of a new savings account for under-40s in April is in doubt after providers warned that the...

    27. August 14, 2016

      UK business revels in low-rate regime

      For nearly a decade, companies have lived with ultra-low interest rates across the West. The UK took a step further...

    28. August 14, 2016

      Biometric technology replacing pins and passwords at StanChart

      Voice recognition and fingerprints are replacing pin numbers and passwords at Standard Chartered as the UK-listed bank...

    29. August 14, 2016

      Half of big banks unprepared for accounting shake-up

      Nearly half of big banks around the world are unprepared for an international accounting standard due to take force in...

    30. August 14, 2016

      Only the Conservatives can fix capitalism

      Finance and capitalism have acquired a bad name in recent years. Privatised enrichment at the cost of nationalised...

    31. FT Alphaville

      August 12, 2016

      Guest post: The Panama Papers -- what exactly is the problem?

      It’s almost five months since 11m private documents leaked out of a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca. This guest...

    32. August 12, 2016

      Nationwide warns of pressure on profits as mortgage lending surges

      Nationwide has reported a surge in mortgage lending in the run-up to the EU referendum, but has warned of pressure on...

    33. August 12, 2016

      World Bank to sell China bonds in renminbi boost

      The World Bank is to issue bonds in China backed by the International Monetary Fund’s currency basket for the first...

    34. August 11, 2016

      Contingent capital: coco a gogo

      Groucho Marx warned that if a man looks and talks like an idiot then do not be fooled — he really is an idiot. Credit...

    35. August 11, 2016

      Mondo becomes the latest UK digital bank to gain a licence

      Mondo is the latest UK digital bank to gain a licence as the number of smartphone lenders gathers pace, paving the way...

    36. August 10, 2016

      FCA closes Lloyds bond manipulation probe

      An investigation by the UK’s financial watchdog into possible manipulation of the UK government-bond market by a senior...

    37. August 10, 2016

      When no gilt price is too high for the Bank of England

      News that the Bank of England could not find enough sellers of gilts as it embarked on a new bond-buying programme has...

    38. Fast FT

      August 10, 2016

      Lloyds Bank backs CEO over personal expenses

      Lloyds Banking Group has said Antonio Horta-Osório did not breach its expenses policy on a recent business trip, after...

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