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    1. May 1, 2016

      Commerzbank looks to build on gains of recent years

      When Martin Blessing forged Commerzbank’s takeover of Dresdner Bank just months after becoming chief executive in 2008,...

    2. May 1, 2016

      RBS brand to disappear from Britain’s high streets

      The RBS brand is to disappear from Britain’s high streets nationwide as Royal Bank of Scotland attempts to shed its...

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      What is left of the UK’s traditional heavy industries remains under threat. But a host...
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    1. May 1, 2016

      Bank of England busy preparing for Brexit vote

      The Bank of England is consumed with preparing contingency plans for Britain to leave the EU, with staff across its...

    2. May 1, 2016

      The week: May 2

      • Hedge funds face a “washout” after suffering one of their most catastrophic periods on record in the first quarter,...

    3. April 30, 2016

      RBS sale of Williams & Glyn among most prolonged in history

      It is becoming one of the most drawn-out sales processes of recent times. Royal Bank of Scotland has already taken more...

    4. April 30, 2016

      Clydesdale and Yorkshire develops artificial intelligence app

      Rising demand for mobile banking and pressure to cut costs have spurred Clydesdale and Yorkshire to launch a digital...

    5. April 29, 2016

      Too many boardrooms display a ‘conspiracy against the public’

      On a cool May morning in 2006 a group of garishly dressed people preceded by a small camel paraded across London’s...

    6. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      UK's Co-op bank names Coleman deputy CEO

      The Co-operative bank has revealed plans to make a former Royal Bank of Scotland director its next chief executive to...

    7. April 29, 2016

      Royal Bank of Scotland sucked into 1MDB probe

      Royal Bank of Scotland has become embroiled in the global investigation into alleged corruption relating to Malaysia’s...

    8. April 29, 2016

      RBS: refusing to yield

      On the question of whether Royal Bank of Scotland will pay long-suffering shareholders a dividend any time soon, the...

    9. April 29, 2016

      RBS losses double to nearly £1bn

      Royal Bank of Scotland has cautioned investors not to expect a swift resumption of dividend payments after revealing a...

    10. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      RBS losses double to nearly £1bn

      Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a doubling of losses to nearly £1bn following a large payment to the government to...

    11. April 28, 2016

      Investors sing blues over ‘broken’ executive pay

      Music hall singer Will Fyffe claimed that after a couple of drinks on a Saturday night Glasgow belonged to him. It did...

    12. April 28, 2016

      RBS warns of risk to Williams & Glyn sale deadline

      Royal Bank of Scotland has warned there is a “significant risk” it will miss the European deadline for selling...

    13. April 28, 2016

      What pawnbrokers can teach central banks

      Three decades ago, the club of triple A-rated American corporate borrowers was a busy place. About 60 big companies,...

    14. April 28, 2016

      Barclays needs more strategy than just hope and a prayer

      Barclays shareholders are restless. The stock price is down even as the market is up. The bank’s shares are trading...

    15. April 28, 2016

      Will duration risk rear its head for bond investors?

      As government bond yields have tumbled and the value of sovereign debt with yields below zero ballooned to over $8tn,...

    16. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      RBS could miss Williams & Glyn sale deadline

      Royal Bank of Scotland has warned that there is a “significant risk” it could miss the EU deadline for selling off...

    17. April 28, 2016

      BBVA dips as earnings take a dive

      Shares in BBVA dropped more than 8 per cent on Thursday, after first-quarter net earnings at the Spanish lender more...

    18. The Exchange

      April 28, 2016

      Competition authorities use blame and barriers to thwart challenger banks

      This post is co-written by Jonathan Haskel The authorities supposedly responsible for ensuring competition in banking...

    19. FT Alphaville

      April 28, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Five large companies are expected to suffer big executive pay moans from shareholders today, Lloyds’ bank profits are...

    20. April 28, 2016

      Lloyds first-quarter profit almost halves after bond buyback

      Lloyds Banking Group reported a near halving of profits after the lender bought back more than £3bn of expensive bonds...

    21. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Lloyds' profit almost halved as bond buyback bites

      Profit at Lloyds Banking Group has almost halved in the first quarter after the lender bought back more than £3bn of...

    22. April 27, 2016

      Barclays’ woes leave it low in the pecking order

      England’s last wild eagle is reckoned to have died. He was a magnificent beast. That is more than you can say for...

    23. April 27, 2016

      Barclays shares rise as investors see signs of progress

      Barclays posted robust results in its first full quarter under new chief executive Jes Staley, giving the American...

    24. April 27, 2016

      Europe’s securitisation industry’s sales at lowest for 5 years

      Europe’s securitisation market has experienced its worst quarter for new sales in nearly five years, underscoring the...

    25. April 27, 2016

      Cleaning up a toxic past at the ‘bad bank’ of RBS

      The man who shrank the world’s biggest bank sits in a sparsely furnished office with a wide tinted window that...

    26. April 27, 2016

      Santander beats forecasts despite ‘challenging environment’

      Banco Santander shrugged off the economic crisis in Brazil and political uncertainty in Spain to report first-quarter...

    27. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      StanChart downgraded to 'sell' by Deutsche

      Standard Chartered may have enjoyed a near 10 per cent jump in its share price on Tuesday after its first quarter...

    28. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      UK investors expect too-high bank returns - BoE

      A deputy governor of the Bank of England has said the asset-management industry behind much of the investment in the UK...

    29. April 26, 2016

      Ex-Barclays boss tells court he knew nothing of ‘improper’ emails

      A former co-head of Barclays investment bank told a London court he knew nothing of “improper” emails between traders...

    30. April 26, 2016

      Bank of New York Mellon in talks over DBV-X deal

      Bank of New York Mellon is planning to move into repurchase trading in Europe with the purchase of start-up trading...

    31. April 26, 2016

      Standard Chartered shares jump despite fall in profit

      Shares in Standard Chartered rose sharply on Tuesday despite an almost 60 per cent fall in first-quarter profits, as...

    32. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      UK bank 'mega' legal charges to ease - S&P

      The bulk of the “mega” legal charges faced by the big UK banks may now be in the rearview mirror after the country’s...

    33. April 26, 2016

      Andrew Bailey was not interviewed for FCA job, confirms chairman

      Andrew Bailey, the incoming chief of the Financial Conduct Authority, was not on an original shortlist of two...

    34. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      StanChart reports steep drop in Q1 profits

      Standard Chartered has reported a 58 per cent fall in first-quarter profits, leaving investors wondering how long it...

    35. April 26, 2016

      Atlas Mara weighs up Barclays Africa deal

      Bob Diamond’s plans to bid for Barclays’ African banking operations have continued to gather speed, with Atlas Mara —...

    36. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Bob Diamond confirms discussions over Barclays Africa assets

      A company created by billionaire Ashish Thakkar and Bob Diamond has said it has had discussions over taking a stake in...

    37. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: British banks still under the cosh

      Almost a decade after the financial crisis, and recovery for UK banks is still far off. Lenders are lagging behind...

    38. April 25, 2016

      UK banks’ recovery from crisis lags behind European peers

      UK banks are lagging behind their European rivals in their recovery since the financial crisis, and are not expected to...

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