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  1. September 12, 2014

    Prospect of another watchdog spooks Scotland’s banks

    The City of London showed its hand this week on the question of Scottish independence. After months of studied unconcern,...

  2. September 12, 2014

    Virgin Money boosts board amid IPO preparation

    Virgin Money has bolstered its board and posted a surge in first-half growth as it prepares to become the latest UK...

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  1. September 9, 2014

    The dilemma of defining risk appetite in banking

    When presenting HSBC’s first-half results last month, Douglas Flint, the bank’s chairman, talked of “disproportionate risk...

  2. September 9, 2014

    Lenders attack Bank of England’s plan for tough leverage ratio

    Britain’s building societies have attacked the Bank of England’s plan for a tough new leverage ratio, describing it as a...

  3. September 8, 2014

    RBS values Citizens arm at up to $14bn for US IPO

    Royal Bank of Scotland has fired the starting gun on its planned initial public offering of Citizens by valuing its US...

  4. September 5, 2014

    Why Woodford dumped his HSBC stake

    Renowned fund manager Neil Woodford has sold his entire position in global bank HSBC, just two months after acquiring the...

  5. September 2, 2014

    Banks want to keep your digital ID in their vaults

    Forget current accounts and savings bonds. Britain’s high street banks believe their future role will be as repositories of...

  6. September 2, 2014

    Yorkshire Bank customers hit by IT glitch

    Yorkshire Bank has become the latest financial institution to suffer from IT problems, leaving customers temporarily unable...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. August 1, 2014

    Royal Bank of Scotland curbs Russian exposure

    Royal Bank of Scotland has become the latest group to curb its exposure to Russia, as the EU and US impose tough sanctions...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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