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    1. July 2, 2015

      Sabadell warned about ‘high risks’ in IT integration of TSB

      Banco Sabadell has been cleared by regulators to buy UK bank TSB. Now its real challenges begin. The Spanish bank has...

    2. July 2, 2015

      RBS stops cash management services for thousands of businesses

      Royal Bank of Scotland is closing its global cash management division and referring thousands of businesses to BNP Paribas...

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    1. June 30, 2015

      Sir John Vickers rejects bankers’ concerns on ringfencing

      The founding father of UK’s bank ringfencing has dismissed the idea that by pushing retail banking units into standalone...

    2. June 30, 2015

      Sabadell’s TSB takeover gets UK go-ahead

      TSB’s takeover by Banco Sabadell has been given the regulatory seal of approval, paving the way for the UK challenger to...

    3. June 30, 2015

      Banks return to riskier lending on mortgages and credit cards

      Interest-only mortgages are staging a comeback and zero per cent credit card deals are getting more competitive as banks...

    4. June 26, 2015

      Lancashire bowls rate swap beamer at NatWest

      NatWest bankers taking advantage of its sponsorship of the T20 Blast cricket competition at Lancashire’s fixture with...

    5. June 25, 2015

      Indispensable banks need a sturdy ringfence

      The costs imposed by the financial crises that hit western economies in 2007 have been enormous. UK gross domestic product...

    6. June 24, 2015

      Barclays replaces Credit Suisse with JPMorgan as broker

      The shake-up among banks’ corporate brokers continued on Wednesday after Barclays replaced Credit Suisse with JPMorgan,...

    7. June 24, 2015

      StanChart CEO Bill Winters to shift power to regional hubs

      Standard Chartered’s new chief executive is planning a structural overhaul at the emerging markets bank to shift capital and...

    8. June 24, 2015

      The golden age of banking was not always glorious

      Since the financial crisis, there has been a noticeable longing to return to the way banks worked in times past. In a radio...

    9. June 24, 2015

      Atom Bank approved as UK’s first digital-only lender

      Atom Bank has been given the green light by the Bank of England to launch as a digital-only lender and is considering a...

    10. June 23, 2015

      Management to buy Barclays private equity arm after stalled sale

      Barclays has negotiated a management buyout of its private equity business specialising in energy and commodity investments,...

    11. June 22, 2015

      UK bank ringfencing: so much fuss

      Ringfences used to be uncontroversial things to enclose farmland. Their use as a tool of UK bank regulation has prompted a...

    12. June 22, 2015

      Barclays’ investment bank faces board scrutiny

      Barclays’ underperforming investment bank will be in the spotlight this week as its head makes a critical board presentation...

    13. June 21, 2015

      Philip Hampton eyes end to tumultuous time at RBS

      After six-and-a-half years at the helm of Royal Bank of Scotland, Sir Philip Hampton is tired. He is particularly tired of...

    14. June 19, 2015

      Global banks fret over UK ringfencing rules

      HSBC is planning a move to Birmingham, perhaps bringing back the old Midland brand and even threatening to spin off part of...

    15. June 19, 2015

      Liquidity will keep drying up without reliable research

      Funny stuff, liquidity. Traders make it and investors mostly do not need it. For all the talk of deep two-way markets —...

    16. June 18, 2015

      Hampden & Co launches as first new UK private bank in 30 years

      Hampden & Co has launched as the first new private bank to emerge in the UK for more than 30 years, in an attempt to inject...

    17. June 18, 2015

      How bitcoin could make back-office banking more rock ’n’ roll

      The business of securities settlement ought to look like a club night with Pete Tong. Just as the DJ and electronic music...

    18. June 18, 2015

      Banking sector stress tests lambasted as ‘fatally flawed’

      The Bank of England’s stress tests of the banking sector have been attacked as “fatally flawed” for setting hurdles that are...

    19. June 17, 2015

      RBS’s tech wake-up call to banks

      Just a week after chancellor George Osborne unveiled his readiness to return Royal Bank of Scotland to the private sector,...

    20. June 17, 2015

      The lenders of the revolution look familiar

      When the smartest, if not the most literate, guys in the room see “an opportunity to leverage our competencies in technology...

    21. June 17, 2015

      Securities regulators’ group calls for end to ‘safe havens’

      Countries such as Venezuela, Ghana and Kazakhstan need to sign up to information-sharing agreements between securities...

    22. June 17, 2015

      Fitch warns on repo threat to bank funding

      An important source of short-term funding for banks remains vulnerable in the event of substantial bond-market turmoil,...

    23. June 17, 2015

      RBS under pressure over new IT failure

      Royal Bank of Scotland faces fresh regulatory scrutiny after a technology glitch caused the disappearance of thousands of...

    24. June 16, 2015

      Boring banking makes a comeback

      Do the almost simultaneous announcements this month of a new regime at Deutsche Bank, and an extensive restructuring at...

    25. June 15, 2015

      Monitor of delayed HBOS investigation receives £25,000 pay rise

      One of the key independent figures probing the delayed investigation into the collapse of HBOS has received a £25,000 pay...

    26. June 15, 2015

      The tricky business of rebranding banks

      People like me — 40-something Brits with a guilty fondness for peanut and caramel chocolate bars — still hanker after a good...

    27. June 14, 2015

      Tough breaks mount up for Tungsten

      Bold claims roll off the tongue of serial entrepreneur Edi Truell when discussing his latest venture, Tungsten Corp. The...

    28. June 14, 2015

      Thousands in UK could miss out of digital banking revolution

      Mobile has overtaken branches and the internet as the most popular way to bank, but thousands of people across the UK are at...

    29. June 14, 2015

      Breaking up retail and investment banks is not so hard to do

      Next to the hated bank levy, few of the UK government’s regulatory reforms are more calculated to bring even mild-mannered...

    30. June 14, 2015

      Bank of England moves to stamp out ‘fat finger’ errors

      When the Bank of England’s head of press mistakenly sent an email to the media revealing that officials were quietly...

    31. June 12, 2015

      Financial world can turn its back on the crisis

      It is notoriously hard to judge history as it is unfolding. But a decade from now, financiers may look back and conclude...

    32. June 11, 2015

      Banker who worked on ABN Amro deal returns for RBS sell-off

      One of the bankers who worked on the 2007 takeover of ABN Amro, a deal which led to the collapse of Royal Bank of Scotland,...

    33. June 11, 2015

      City Insider: Flint sparks up HSBC’s defence

      Flint-hearted (Mansion House part 1) When George Osborne said in his Mansion House speech on Wednesday night he wanted...

    34. June 11, 2015

      Expect no bonanzas from RBS, a distinctly worn out bank

      The discombobulated British Labour party is not thinking straight following its election defeat, yet even that cannot excuse...

    35. June 11, 2015

      George Osborne and Mark Carney’s double act in the City

      The Lord Mayor’s Banquet for Bankers and Merchants once marked a celebratory high point in the financial calendar....

    36. June 10, 2015

      George Osborne ready to sell off RBS at a loss

      George Osborne is to start selling the state’s £32bn stake in Royal Bank of Scotland at a loss, telling a City audience that...

    37. June 10, 2015

      Tyrie re-elected as chair of powerful Commons committee

      Andrew Tyrie, the Conservative MP who has at times made life awkward for both George Osborne and the British banking sector,...

    38. June 10, 2015

      Bank of England governor Mark Carney to extend market abuse rules

      Punitive new rules for senior bankers will be extended to cover thousands of asset managers, hedge funds and even the Bank...

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