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      RBS sale draws political fire from Labour

      The UK chancellor has been accused of “casually” losing £1bn of taxpayer money on the £2.1bn sale of Royal Bank of...

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    1. 17 hours ago

      UK government can take its time over asset sales

      In July 1979, an article in the Financial Times introduced the public to the word “privatisation” — coined by the then...

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      Promontory suspended for indefinite period over StanChart work

      New York’s top financial regulator has issued a stinging rebuke to Promontory Financial Group, the influential...

    3. 19 hours ago

      Sale of RBS stake marks start of the UK’s biggest privatisation

      Chancellor George Osborne has kicked off Britain’s biggest privatisation by selling £2bn of shares in Royal Bank of...

    4. August 3, 2015

      HSBC agrees Brazilian sale for $5.2bn as profits rise

      HSBC said it has agreed to sell its Brazilian business for $5.2bn, as Europe’s biggest bank by assets announced a 10...

    5. August 2, 2015

      Barclays and Britain wave goodbye to the big time

      The final curtain is about to come down on one of the City’s of London’s longest running shows. Ever since Big Bang in...

    6. July 31, 2015

      HSBC nears $4bn sale of Brazilian arm to Bradesco

      HSBC is nearing a sale of its Brazilian subsidiary to local rival Bradesco for close to $4bn and hopes to announce the...

    7. July 31, 2015

      RBS hit by second technology glitch

      Royal Bank of Scotland has suffered a cyber attack causing its second technology glitch in only six weeks, leaving...

    8. July 31, 2015

      Lloyds Banking Group: horse play

      The past still weighs heavily on Lloyds Banking Group, even as chief executive António Horta-Osório tries to set the UK...

    9. July 31, 2015

      Lloyds reveals plan to pay out excess capital to shareholders

      Lloyds Banking Group has revealed it will pay out excess capital to shareholders in a move that paves the way for a...

    10. July 31, 2015

      City Insider: PR groups fight over Barclays

      Barclays: Spin wars Two of the City’s heavyweight spin-doctors are going head to head in a battle to advise Barclays on...

    11. July 30, 2015

      UK financial regulator names third supervision chief in a year

      The UK’s financial regulator has named its third director of supervision in a year as it faces major upheaval in its...

    12. July 30, 2015

      Royal Bank of Scotland: step by step

      Think of it as a downpayment. Royal Bank of Scotland’s unexpected £293m second-quarter profit — up 27 per cent from a...

    13. July 30, 2015

      RBS warns of ‘tough issues’ ahead as profits rise

      Royal Bank of Scotland dashed investor hopes of a dividend payment next year and warned of a “noisy” period ahead with...

    14. July 29, 2015

      Barclays’ profits put McFarlane on the spot

      Has Barclays fired its chief executive just as his strategy was starting to bear fruit? This is one of the main...

    15. July 29, 2015

      UK business lending sees big drop in June

      A surge in overdraft repayments by larger companies pushed down sharply the value of outstanding loans to non-financial...

    16. July 29, 2015

      Barclays lacks scale to match Wall St, says chairman

      Barclays lacks the scale to compete with big US investment banks, its new executive chairman admitted as he outlined...

    17. July 28, 2015

      Jones quits over Santander listing delay

      Santander UK’s chief financial officer has quit blaming a delay in the Spanish bank’s plan to publicly list its British...

    18. July 28, 2015

      RBS plans sale of Citizens shares to take stake below 25%

      Royal Bank of Scotland said it planned to sell its entire stake in Citizens, the US retail bank, by the end of the...

    19. July 28, 2015

      Warning on diluting City financial regulation

      A deputy governor of the Bank of England has warned against watering down financial services regulation to boost...

    20. July 28, 2015

      Virgin Money boosted by strong mortgage growth

      Shares in Virgin Money surged on Tuesday after the bank reported a 37 per cent increase in pre-tax profits, but the...

    21. July 27, 2015

      Rules proposed to tackle ‘unfair’ credit and debit card fees

      The government is planning to tackle “unfair” credit and debit card fees charged by British banks, in a move that could...

    22. July 27, 2015

      Lloyds expected to set aside a further £1bn for PPI mishandling

      Lloyds Banking Group is set to earmark £1bn for payment protection insurance this week after being penalised a record...

    23. July 23, 2015

      Northern Rock customers miss out on £260m compensation

      Northern Rock Asset Management will no longer have to compensate thousands of people who borrowed from the...

    24. July 23, 2015

      TSB profits hit as challenger bank braces for Sabadell takeover

      Profits at UK challenger bank TSB fell sharply and the lender’s ability to secure new customers declined amid...

    25. July 21, 2015

      SFO invites Barclays to talk about settling Qatar deal probe

      Fraud prosecutors have invited Barclays to discuss the possibility of a deal to settle a long-running criminal probe...

    26. July 20, 2015

      New bosses at Barclays and StanChart sharpen focus on costs

      The new heads of Standard Chartered and Barclays have wasted little time making their mark on the financial empires...

    27. July 20, 2015

      Banking gods in a mood to free up staff and unleash creativity

      How the banking pantheon is changing. Gone are the vengeful gods. The Treasury, bent on innovation and competitiveness,...

    28. July 19, 2015

      Banks drive UK dividends to post-crisis high

      Underlying dividends paid out by UK companies in the second quarter reached their highest level since before the 2008...

    29. July 18, 2015

      New StanChart chief stamps authority with wide-ranging shake-up

      Bill Winters, Standard Chartered’s new chief, is to stamp his authority on the emerging markets bank with a management...

    30. July 17, 2015

      Martin Wheatley knew the score after change in mood music

      The perception that Martin Wheatley’s mindset was “that all bankers were evil” may have been his downfall. While Mr...

    31. July 17, 2015

      Mack the Knife loses shine amid Barclays’ woes

      When John McFarlane took over as Barclays chairman in May, investors were thrilled. Here was an experienced banker with...

    32. July 16, 2015

      Lloyds returns £13bn to UK taxpayer

      The UK government has offloaded a further 1 per cent of the taxpayers’ stake in Lloyds Banking Group, as it continues...

    33. July 16, 2015

      Sir Mike Rake to stay on Barclays board until new chief is hired

      The UK financial regulator has intervened to persuade Sir Mike Rake to stay longer than expected as Barclays deputy...

    34. July 15, 2015

      Barclays rows on without Rake as the tide turns for BarCap

      Jolly ousting weather for the Henley Regatta earlier this month. John McFarlane, incoming chairman of Barclays, was...

    35. July 14, 2015

      New look Treasury committee goes to work

      Mark Carney and other Bank of England officials on Tuesday went through four hours of questioning that marked the debut...

    36. July 14, 2015

      Former HSBC chairman admits mistakes over acquisitions

      The former HSBC chairman and chief executive Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint has admitted to making mistakes on some of...

    37. July 14, 2015

      UK banks put squeeze on Apple Pay fees

      British bankers said they had struck a harder bargain with Apple than their US rivals, giving the technology group less...

    38. July 13, 2015

      Budget does HSBC less harm than good

      It may be a distorted view of reality but, if you are Stuart Gulliver, you might view last week’s Summer Budget from UK...

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