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  1. July 31, 2014

    A cynic’s case for the bankers’ oath

    I am not, by nature, a particularly trusting soul. I believe, for example, in the wisdom of the old Hollywood adage that a...

  2. July 31, 2014

    Lloyds considers ‘all options’ to claw back rate riggers’ bonuses

    Lloyds Banking Group is struggling to find a way to claw back bonuses from employees responsible for rate rigging as most...

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  1. July 30, 2014

    Barclays revamp remains work in progress

    Antony Jenkins’s vision of Barclays is starting to take shape. While the picture remains blurred by restructuring costs, the...

  2. July 30, 2014

    Muslim groups angry after HSBC snub

    Muslim groups have reacted angrily to a move by HSBC to shut down their bank accounts after the lender decided they posed...

  3. July 30, 2014

    Jenkins’ Barclays vision starts to take shape

    Barclays is more than halfway through restructuring its investment bank, chief executive Antony Jenkins said after reporting...

  4. July 29, 2014

    Why there is never such a thing as a single true and fair view

    You have spent £2 on a lottery ticket. On Saturday evening you may be a millionaire. Or, more likely, not. But meantime, the...

  5. July 28, 2014

    Lloyds staff will find it harder to sneer at RBS rivals

    Lloyds Banking Group employees have always taken comfort from the fact that however bad things seemed at the UK lender, they...

  6. July 25, 2014

    RBS: the good and the bad

    Is good news about bad loans a reason to get excited about a bank’s shares? Royal Bank of Scotland’s stock rose 12 per cent...

  7. July 25, 2014

    RBS shares jump on better than expected trading update

    Sir Philip Hampton showed off his mastery of the understatement on Friday when the Royal Bank of Scotland chairman said: “We...

  8. July 24, 2014

    Bank provisions: be prepared

    Masters of the Universe? No. In future bankers will have to be more like scouts with their promise to “be prepared”. New...

  9. July 24, 2014

    London banks and brokers face research business shake-up

    The City of London’s biggest brokers are contemplating far-reaching changes to their business models ahead of proposed rule...

  10. July 24, 2014

    IFRS accounting rules change forces banks to alter view of losses

    Tough new rules are set to push banks to take a hit on their balance sheets for losses they expect to make in the future in...

  11. July 23, 2014

    Metro Bank continues to draw in customers

    Metro Bank continues to draw in customers as the challenger to established lenders seeks to benefit from efforts to boost...

  12. July 22, 2014

    Middle age catches up with StanChart

    Fivefold growth over a decade is a rate that would hardly look out of place in Silicon Valley. But that kind of expansion...

  13. July 18, 2014

    Probe could kill off free banking, say UK lenders

    Britain’s biggest lenders have given warning that tough measures to boost competition could spell the end of free banking,...

  14. July 18, 2014

    UK banks: easy target

    It is an easy target for a new regulator. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, set up last year, wants to launch an...

  15. July 18, 2014

    Credit for small businesses remains tight

    Credit conditions for small business remain “tight” despite an uptick in overall business lending, according to the Bank of...

  16. July 18, 2014

    Banks lead broad FTSE 100 losses

    Banks led broad losses on the FTSE 100 on Friday, as regulators confirmed the sector would face another inquiry into part of...

  17. July 17, 2014

    UK banks face full industry inquiry

    Britain’s biggest high street banks face the threat of being broken up after the UK competition authorities announced their...

  18. July 11, 2014

    Insurers mine customers’ finance records to set premiums

    It is the unlikely question that could save your life. Next time a colleague offers you a lift home, ask the driver if he...

  19. July 11, 2014

    UK regulators pledge to publish HBOS review

    The role of former top directors of HBOS in the bank’s failure is set to come under fresh scrutiny as regulators pledged to...

  20. July 11, 2014

    Barclays scraps bank branch cashier role

    Barclays is ditching the role of the traditional bank cashier as part of its efforts to overhaul high-street banking as...

  21. July 10, 2014

    Bank of England considers impact on system of misconduct fines

    The Bank of England is assessing how banks will cope with further big fines for misconduct, amid concern that ever larger...

  22. July 10, 2014

    NatWest pulling out of share dealing

    Royal Bank of Scotland has sold its stake in NatWest Stockbrokers, which provided share dealing services to both RBS and...

  23. July 9, 2014

    Banks face full-scale competition inquiry

    Britain’s high-street banks are braced for the publication of a preliminary investigation into competition in the industry,...

  24. July 8, 2014

    Barclays rebuilds top team at investment bank unit

    Barclays has reshuffled its investment banking team, promoting people to senior positions in Asia, Europe and the US to fill...

  25. July 8, 2014

    Savers earn poor returns on bank accounts, warns UK regulator

    Savers are earning poorer returns than necessary from their bank accounts, with established customers in particular losing...

  26. July 7, 2014

    More than 30 new UK banks could open under looser regulations

    More than 30 new banks could open in the UK as a loosening of regulation and an accelerated approvals process encourages...

  27. July 7, 2014

    UK regulator warns banks on mortgage capital levels

    British banks have been warned that they may face new rules preventing them from using very low risk weights when they...

  28. July 4, 2014

    UK banks face demand for inquiry into lawyers’ letters

    Ministers and regulators are under growing pressure to launch an investigation into how many of Britain’s biggest companies...

  29. June 30, 2014

    UK banks generate less profit than Brazil

    UK banks are still generating less profit than those in France, Australia and Brazil, according to an annual analysis of the...

  30. June 27, 2014

    Challengers step up as big lenders lose their sheen in UK

    Challenger firms are stepping up their assault on the UK banking market as established lenders from Barclays to Wonga become...

  31. June 27, 2014

    RBS and NatWest plan £1bn-plus digital upgrade

    Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest will spend more than £1bn on improving banking services over the next three years, after...

  32. June 27, 2014

    Barclays recovers from heavy sell-off

    London’s financial stocks bounced higher on Friday, recovering some of the losses made over the week and helping the FTSE...

  33. June 26, 2014

    Latest allegations undermine Barclays chief’s clean-up promises

    Antony Jenkins has two big passions: technology and culture in banks. The Barclays chief executive loves to talk about both....

  34. June 26, 2014

    Barclays: dark behaviour

    Dark pools. The clue is in the name. Big investors trade in them because they are untransparent – that is, dark. So while it...

  35. June 26, 2014

    StanChart warns of 20% fall in first-half profits

    Standard Chartered has lost its third top executive in just six months as the bank comes under pressure to revive profits...

  36. June 25, 2014

    Pay your cheque in by taking its photograph on smartphone

    Bank customers will soon be able to pay cheques into their accounts without visiting a branch, after the government approved...

  37. June 25, 2014

    Top New York securities regulator sues Barclays over ‘dark pool’

    Shares in Barclays fell on Thursday on news that New York’s top securities regulator has sued the UK bank for allegedly...

  38. June 24, 2014

    Sainsbury beefs up banking division in travel money push

    Supermarket group J Sainsbury has hired 500 staff from Travelex, the foreign exchange company, as it seeks to expand the...

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