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    1. December 22, 2014

      Senior City workers expect bonuses to rise by a fifth

      Bankers, traders and City executives expect 2014 bonuses to grow by a fifth, despite political and public pressure to curb...

    2. December 17, 2014

      Treasury eyes £3bn Lloyds stake sell-off

      George Osborne hopes to raise £3bn by selling another chunk of the government’s stake in Lloyds Banking Group in a move that...

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    1. December 17, 2014

      Barclays set to hit financial targets early

      Barclays is on track to hit two of its main targets for boosting capital and reducing indebtedness as much as a year ahead...

    2. December 17, 2014

      The trouble with dribbles

      Ladies do not sweat. They glow. Similarly, Her Majesty’s Treasury will not “dribble out” Lloyds shares worth some £3bn,...

    3. December 16, 2014

      BoE’s first stress exam signals issues ahead

      For most of this year, the Bank of England’s first ever public stress test exercise has been hanging ominously over the...

    4. December 16, 2014

      Stress test failure caps Co-operative Bank’s torrid year

      The Co-operative Bank warned it expected to remain unprofitable for the next three years under new plans to almost halve its...

    5. December 16, 2014

      Oil threat overshadows stress tests

      That is a relief. All but one of the UK’s big banks could have survived a crisis played out against an economic backdrop...

    6. December 16, 2014

      Q&A: Stress tests on UK banks

      How tough were the tests? Only one of the eight banks stressed in the Bank of England exercise failed to pass muster: the...

    7. December 16, 2014

      Bank of England to test banks’ emerging market exposure

      Bank of England governor Mark Carney has promised to put banks’ emerging market exposures under the spotlight in Britain’s...

    8. December 15, 2014

      Tougher capital audits loom for UK lenders

      British banks will have their calculations of how much capital they hold assessed by auditors for the first time under...

    9. December 12, 2014

      FCA moves to ban premium complaint lines

      Premium-rate phone lines for help or complaints will be outlawed under plans announced by the UK’s financial watchdog on...

    10. December 12, 2014

      Scandal-hit banks keep it low key for Christmas parties

      After a year of hefty fines, tighter regulation and smaller bonuses, the denizens of the Square Mile are once more shunning...

    11. December 12, 2014

      UK banks face fines for illegal migrant accounts

      Banks and building societies that open current accounts for known illegal immigrants will face fines or even ­criminal...

    12. December 11, 2014

      Banks seek to end Twitter fiascos with social media guidelines

      Bankers could be trained in how to use Twitter, and have clauses about social media behaviour inserted into their employment...

    13. December 10, 2014

      Barclays chairman Walker swipes at Peace over multiple roles

      Sir David Walker has taken the unusual step of taking a swipe at a fellow FTSE 100 bank chairman by questioning how Sir John...

    14. December 10, 2014

      RBS to scale back Japan fixed-income trading business

      Royal Bank of Scotland plans to wind down its core fixed-income trading business in Japan, a market it entered more than 40...

    15. December 10, 2014

      US extends StanChart probation period by three years

      The US has extended the period that Standard Chartered will be subject to intense scrutiny to ensure it complies with...

    16. December 9, 2014

      Customers face risk of higher charges at ringfenced banks

      New rules designed to protect UK bank customers from investment banking failures run the risk of pushing up charges and...

    17. December 8, 2014

      The doubts that linger over solution to ‘too big to fail’

      When big banks fail it creates a complete mess. After Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy in 2008, UK authorities were...

    18. December 8, 2014

      UK retail banks questioned by MPs on fraud levels

      An influential committee of MPs has asked the UK’s five leading high street banks to report on how they assemble fraud...

    19. December 8, 2014

      Bank of England plays down dangers of growing UK financial sector

      The UK can have a growing banking sector without condemning itself to more frequent and costly financial crises, the Bank of...

    20. December 7, 2014

      PayPal poses bigger threat to UK lenders than ‘challenger’ banks

      The UK’s biggest high street lenders face a greater threat of losing customers to PayPal than to new “challenger” banks or...

    21. December 4, 2014

      A misguided raid on the British banking sector

      Every fiscal move by a British chancellor demands some careful assessment of political trade-offs. But George Osborne’s...

    22. December 4, 2014

      Stress test fears prompt Co-op Bank to scrap bonus vote

      The Co-operative Bank has cancelled an imminent shareholder vote on bonuses after conceding it will probably fail...

    23. December 4, 2014

      Digital challenger bank Atom secures backing of Jim O’Neill

      Jim O’Neill, the former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, has joined a number of high-profile investors to back...

    24. December 4, 2014

      Banks’ asset valuations come under fire

      Global financial stability is at risk because there is no consistency across banks in how they value their assets, says one...

    25. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: UK banks hit by Osborne’s £3.5bn tax plans

      George Osborne has surprised British banks by announcing a crackdown on their ability to use losses made since the financial...

    26. December 3, 2014

      Rising tide of regulation stemming flow of non-exec candidates

      Sitting on a bank’s board as a non-executive director was once the pinnacle of aspiration in a City career. Now increasing...

    27. December 2, 2014

      Should you accept UK government’s Pibs tender offer?

      UK Asset Resolution is offering to buy out holders of three “perpetual subordinated bonds” issued by failed banks Northern...

    28. December 1, 2014

      On the issue of bank conduct the consensus is more must be done

      It struck many observers as odd when Barclays decided against joining a group of six banks that last month agreed to pay...

    29. December 1, 2014

      Banks in move to 5-day account switching

      UK banks will be forced to make it quicker for customers to move their current accounts. George Osborne, the chancellor, is...

    30. December 1, 2014

      Co-op Bank set to fail UK stress test

      The Co-operative Bank is expected to fail a key test of British banks’ financial strength in the coming weeks, more than a...

    31. November 30, 2014

      Coutts and Barclays launch video banking services

      British banks are entering the age of mobile video. Barclays and Coutts have both announced plans for video banking services...

    32. November 30, 2014

      Lloyds to sell Isle of Man offshore investment arm

      Lloyds Banking Group’s insurance arm Scottish Widows has put its offshore investment and tax planning business up for sale...

    33. November 28, 2014

      UKAR offers to buy back subordinated debt

      The government has offered to redeem subordinated bonds in nationalised lenders Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley at a...

    34. November 28, 2014

      Argentina accuses HSBC of aiding tax evasion

      Argentina has capped a month to forget for HSBC by alleging the London-based bank helped more than 4,000 Argentines evade...

    35. November 27, 2014

      Banks’ technology failing the ‘Apple experience’ test

      Britain’s biggest banks are weighed down by “horrendous” technology systems that fail to deliver the “Apple experience”...

    36. November 26, 2014

      Lloyds chief says keeping account numbers will not help switching

      António Horta-Osório, the chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group, has said that allowing customers to keep their account...

    37. November 26, 2014

      Banks need a generation to change culture, report says

      It will take British retail banks a generation to change the aggressive sales culture which has provoked a string of...

    38. November 25, 2014

      How to flirt your way to the top and not into trouble

      Is it acceptable to flirt openly in the office these days? I had thought not. I go out of my way to deal with the women on...

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