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    1. October 29, 2014

      UK banks seek to offload old mortgage books

      More UK banks are seeking to offload old risky mortgage books as rising property prices provide an opportunity to finally...

    2. October 28, 2014

      Standard Chartered: taking credit

      A well-respected FTSE 100 institution rides the boom in emerging markets. Times are good; the dividends even better. The...

    3. October 28, 2014

      Lloyds and StanChart limit FTSE gains

      Two London-listed banks made eye-catching moves as falling profits prompted large restructuring announcements, but the FTSE...

    4. October 28, 2014

      Lloyds axes 200 branches and 9,000 jobs

      Lloyds Banking Group sought to secure its future as Britain’s leading retail bank with a major digital transformation...

    5. October 28, 2014

      Standard Chartered suffers third-quarter profit fall

      More trouble at StanChart Investors are pushing Standard Chartered to be more aggressive in cutting costs and to strengthen...

    6. October 27, 2014

      Better way to check the health of Europe’s banks

      In 2012, the eurozone went through a near-death experience. Like climbers roped together on a cliff, its combined banks,...

    7. October 27, 2014

      Retail bank start-ups take on UK’s biggest lenders

      Nazzim Ishaque’s idea for a new retail bank in the UK is moving closer to becoming a reality. Lintel Bank, his blueprint for...

    8. October 24, 2014

      Smaller bank loan sector set to face rising peer pressure

      The world’s most powerful man, largest bond fund manager and second or fourth best university (depending on one’s preferred...

    9. October 24, 2014

      TSB attracts one in 10 new bank accounts in UK

      TSB Bank will consider making acquisitions to fuel growth, as it plans to open an additional 30 branches over the next few...

    10. October 24, 2014

      UK banks axe branches in favour of digital model

      Britain’s biggest lenders are shutting hundreds of branches and culling thousands of staff in a push to cut costs and move...

    11. October 23, 2014

      Co-op Bank managers blamed for doomed Lloyds branches deal

      The Co-operative Bank’s failed bid for hundreds of branches from Lloyds Banking Group should have been stopped much earlier,...

    12. October 22, 2014

      Lloyds to unveil 9,000 job cuts

      Lloyds Banking Group is set to announce plans to cut about 10 per cent of its workforce next week as part of its new...

    13. October 22, 2014

      UK regulator says HSBC and First Trust breached SME loan rules

      The UK’s antitrust watchdog has publicly censured HSBC and a unit of Allied Irish Banks for breaching competition rules by...

    14. October 22, 2014

      Metro Bank gains ground as small business champion

      Metro Bank is attracting more small business customers as part of its drive to fill the void left by the large high street...

    15. October 21, 2014

      Brussels fines global banks €94m for their part in two cartels

      The European Commission has fined several global banks a combined €94m for participating in two distinct cartels involving...

    16. October 21, 2014

      Lloyds says UK needs 60,000 homes

      Lloyds Banking Group, the UK’s biggest retail bank, is poised to unveil a £50m fund for small housebuilders in an attempt to...

    17. October 20, 2014

      BoE payments failure delays thousands of house purchase deals

      The failure of the Bank of England’s high-value payment system put thousands of housing market transactions on hold for much...

    18. October 20, 2014

      Banks must cut costs but remember what their customers want

      When Coutts decided late last year to stop giving leather-bound diaries to all its customers, there was uproar among its...

    19. October 20, 2014

      BoE left red-faced by payments crash

      The Bank of England often stages “war games” to prepare for cyber attacks and possible failures of commercial banks, most...

    20. October 20, 2014

      Basel to speed up work on leverage ratio

      Global regulators are speeding up work on the leverage ratio, a measure of bank capital that is seen as less vulnerable to...

    21. October 20, 2014

      Bank of England warns on bankers’ pay

      Banks may have to cut their pay bills because they have failed to reflect the shrunken returns in the industry since the...

    22. October 20, 2014

      Mark Carney launches review after BoE payment system crash

      Mark Carney, Bank of England governor, launched an independent review on Monday into the worst disruption of Britain’s...

    23. October 19, 2014

      City watchdog in private warnings blitz

      The UK’s financial watchdog is on track to issue a record amount of private warnings this year, in what legal experts warn...

    24. October 19, 2014

      UK banks should have fewer complaints about more compliance

      Seven years after the onset of the financial crisis, banking reform is in a new phase as regulators tackle the industry’s...

    25. October 19, 2014

      Royal Bank of Scotland to enter P2P lending market

      Royal Bank of Scotland is set to enter the peer-to-peer lending market in the latest sign that alternative finance is...

    26. October 17, 2014

      UK government plans Isas for peer-to-peer lenders

      The government is planning a new individual savings account designed for peer-to-peer lending, in the latest attempt to...

    27. October 16, 2014

      RBS promises to give clearer advice on interest rates

      Royal Bank of Scotland has promised more transparency about what higher interest rates would mean for customers after the...

    28. October 16, 2014

      Effort to boost UK ‘challenger’ banks

      Banks will face tough competition from a number of new “challengers” coming to market under government proposals to lower...

    29. October 14, 2014

      EU agrees laws to end banking secrecy

      EU finance ministers took an important step towards ending banking secrecy in Europe by agreeing legislation that would...

    30. October 12, 2014

      Lenders warn Bank of England over risks to mortgage market

      The Bank of England is being warned about the risks to the mortgage market as it considers proposals this week to toughen...

    31. October 12, 2014

      If you can’t take heat, get out of boardroom, says Carney

      The Bank of England governor said on Sunday that board-level bankers who did not feel they could rise to the challenge of...

    32. October 12, 2014

      RBS offers businesses way to save by paying suppliers early

      The Royal Bank of Scotland has struck a deal to offer businesses the chance to repay their suppliers early to save millions...

    33. October 10, 2014

      US and UK to play financial ‘war game’

      Britain and the US will stage the first transatlantic simulation of a crisis in a large bank on Monday. It is a sign of...

    34. October 9, 2014

      Dame Colette Bowe takes tough role of cleaning up UK banking

      The task of restoring trust in Britain’s scandal-plagued banking sector has a new leader in the form of Dame Colette Bowe, a...

    35. October 9, 2014

      Banks shun packaged UK mortgage deals

      A former landfill site 10 minutes drive from Nottingham’s town centre is an unlikely symbol for the fortunes of the UK’s...

    36. October 8, 2014

      Bankers fear new UK rules will scare off talent

      Could the boardrooms of British banks be denuded of top talent by an overly punitive regulatory regime? That was the claim...

    37. October 8, 2014

      Hold Britain’s banks to higher standards

      In the years since the global financial crisis, politicians and regulators have been looking to make bankers more personally...

    38. October 7, 2014

      Two HSBC directors quit in protest over new conduct rules

      Two board members at HSBC’s UK unit are preparing to quit as part of a growing pushback against stiff new rules that would...

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