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  1. August 29, 2014

    Yorkshire and Clydesdale overhaul charges

    Yorkshire and Clydesdale banks, both owned by National Australia Bank, have become the latest to overhaul their current...

  2. August 29, 2014

    RBS fine over mortgage advice failures ‘might not be last’

    Regulatory action against Royal Bank of Scotland over failures in its mortgage advice process should act as a warning to...

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  1. August 27, 2014

    Regulator fines RBS £14.5m for ‘serious failings’

    Royal Bank of Scotland’s efforts to clean up its image under a new chief executive suffered a blow on Wednesday as the UK...

  2. August 26, 2014

    RBS fined £14.5m for poor mortgage records and advice

    Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £14.5m by the UK Financial Conduct Authority for “serious failings” in its mortgage...

  3. August 22, 2014

    HSBC switches customers to new account

    HSBC is switching more than a million bank customers to a new, fee-free Advance account from November. The switch will see...

  4. August 22, 2014

    Co-op Bank slashes first-half losses but loses 38,000 customers

    The Co-operative Bank lost 38,000 current account customers in the first half of the year after suffering what it called a...

  5. August 18, 2014

    Banks face grilling over business lending scheme

    Government officials are planning to discuss allegations of abuse of a lending support programme at meetings with banks in...

  6. August 16, 2014

    Banks simplify overdrafts ahead of review

    A number of high street banks are simplifying their current account lending facilities ahead of a review of the overdraft...

  7. August 15, 2014

    Leeds axes 10-year bond

    Leeds Building Society has withdrawn a 10-year monthly income bond less than a month after launching it, citing strong...

  8. August 15, 2014

    Challenger banks on the charge

    The UK market should be fertile ground for challenger banks. Regulators have eased requirements for new lenders; competition...

  9. August 14, 2014

    Banks horse-trade on ringfence fine print

    Some of Britain’s biggest banks are expecting to secure concessions from the regulator over the new ringfencing regime, in...

  10. August 11, 2014

    Royal Bank of Scotland to offload global Coutts arm

    Royal Bank of Scotland said it planned to sell the international operations of Coutts, its private bank for wealthy clients...

  11. August 8, 2014

    Million signed up for smartphone payment

    More than a million bank customers have registered for a new mobile service that allows them to make payments using a mobile...

  12. August 7, 2014

    Complicated banks face complex rules

    Six years after the global financial crisis the tolerance of the public and politicians for bankers moaning about their lot...

  13. August 6, 2014

    Lloyds faces lawsuit over HBOS takeover

    Lloyds Banking Group, the UK-government-supported lender, has vowed to defend itself against a lawsuit filed by investors...

  14. August 6, 2014

    UK banks must give facts on regulatory burden, says Andrew Tyrie

    Bankers complaining about the burden of regulation need to produce detailed figures quantifying the cost to their companies...

  15. August 6, 2014

    Standard Chartered faces another US fine over transactions

    Standard Chartered has said it expects to pay a fine to New York’s banking regulator for failing to report suspicious...

  16. August 4, 2014

    Logic of ringfencing questioned

    The proposal from HSBC’s chairman that the deadline for British banks to separate their high-street and investment banking...

  17. August 4, 2014

    Prosecuting bankers would be a start

    Bank chief executives like to distance themselves from the waves of litigation washing over their companies by saying they...

  18. August 4, 2014

    Retail banks go digital with gusto

    When Britain’s first telephone bank opened in 1989, it claimed to be from the future. In a television advert marking the...

  19. August 4, 2014

    Lloyds cuts lending to Help to Buy borrowers by 70%

    Lloyds Banking Group has cut the amount borrowers can apply for under Help to Buy by 70 per cent, in the latest move among...

  20. August 3, 2014

    HSBC braced for fresh wave of PPI costs

    HSBC is set to become the latest bank to take a fresh charge for mis-sold payment protection insurance as Britain’s largest...

  21. August 1, 2014

    Big banks lose current account customers

    An initiative to make switching current account providers easier has led to thousands of consumers moving away from the...

  22. August 1, 2014

    Clawing back bonuses is easier said than done

    This week, UK regulators put forward what they say are the world’s toughest rules on bankers’ pay. The plans call for big...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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,...

  38. 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...

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