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    1. March 27, 2015

      Compromise may be near in Lloyds ECN dispute

      A compromise is within reach in the dispute over whether Lloyds Banking Group should be permitted compulsorily to redeem a...

    2. March 27, 2015

      RBS confirms Coutts International sale to Union Bancaire Privée

      Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the sale of Coutts’s international operation to Union Bancaire Privée, the family-owned...

    3. March 27, 2015

      Co-op Bank chief says losses ‘likely to lead to merger’

      The chief executive of the Co-operative Bank has said it is likely to merge with a rival in an expected wave of...

    4. March 26, 2015

      Bank of England warns about financial stability threats

      The Bank of England has warned that international factors including the debt crisis in Greece and China’s slowdown pose a...

    5. March 26, 2015

      Website launched to compare current accounts

      People will be able to compare current accounts from the big six high street banks for the first time using a...

    6. March 25, 2015

      HSBC move shows Birmingham’s appeal to banks

      By moving the head office of its UK ring-fenced bank to Birmingham, HSBC is going back home. The bank’s domestic operations...

    7. March 24, 2015

      Easier account switching could fuel bank runs, says BBA

      Banks have warned that they are more vulnerable to a run on deposits now that digital systems allow customers to move large...

    8. March 20, 2015

      Banco Sabadell faces hurdles in £1.7bn takeover of TSB

      Banco Sabadell will face tough hurdles in its £1.7bn takeover of UK challenger bank TSB as it attempts to pull off one of...

    9. March 19, 2015

      UK’s biggest banks spent £28bn on fines and restructuring

      George Osborne justified his one-third rise in the UK bank levy by saying that banks could support making a higher...

    10. March 19, 2015

      UK banks forced to open up customer data to help challengers

      The government has pledged to force British banks to open up access to customer data in attempt to inject competition into...

    11. March 18, 2015

      Osborne eases austerity as poll nears

      George Osborne has used his pre-election Budget to temper his austerity plans, seeking to soften his “Iron Chancellor” image...

    12. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Rise in bank levy is really a tax on HSBC

      The roasting that HSBC executives got from Labour MP Margaret Hodge and her colleagues on the public accounts committee last...

    13. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Chancellor launches £5.3bn tax raid on banks

      The chancellor has launched a £5.3bn tax raid on banks, in a move that is likely to hit HSBC the hardest after it was...

    14. March 17, 2015

      Stress tests urged for UK insurers and asset managers

      Insurers, asset managers and clearing houses should be subjected to the rigours of annual stress testing just as banks are,...

    15. March 17, 2015

      Boardroom tokenism skirts the need for female skills

      The most powerful posts in the financial world are held by women. Janet Yellen chairs the US Federal Re­serve, and Christine...

    16. March 17, 2015

      TSB’s Sabadell talks show challenges of UK challenger banks

      Spanish bank Sabadell’s proposal to take over TSB last week is the latest sign that “challengers” in the UK lack the scale...

    17. March 16, 2015

      City watchdog seeks to cut secrecy on supervision

      The culture of secrecy in Financial Conduct Authority interventions could be eroded under plans being considered by the new...

    18. March 16, 2015

      Grant Thornton faces £49m negligence claim

      Grant Thornton is facing a £49m negligence claim from Manchester Building Society over advice and audit services it provided...

    19. March 15, 2015

      No need for too much haste in efforts to boost funding for SMEs

      Entrepreneurs and small business owners would be dancing in the streets if they believed that last week’s hullabaloo around...

    20. March 15, 2015

      Consumer group urges action on payment systems

      A new regulator is being urged to wrest control of Britain’s £75tn a year payment systems from the large high street banks...

    21. March 12, 2015

      Banco de Sabadell / TSB: homage from Catalonia

      Nobody expects the Spanish acquisition. Banco Sabadell’s tilt at the TSB came as such a shock that the UK lender’s shares...

    22. March 12, 2015

      TSB’s resurrection as a standalone bank could be shortlived

      Its roots are firmly planted in Scotland. But the future growth of TSB could have a Spanish influence after Banco Sabadell...

    23. March 12, 2015

      On a tax avoidance tour of London

      “I support the tax-dodging bill” badges are handed to the group of 20, gathering by the Eros statue in London’s Piccadilly....

    24. March 12, 2015

      TSB shares jump on Spanish bid talks

      UK challenger bank TSB has entered into takeover talks with Spanish lender Banco Sabadell, paving the way for one of the...

    25. March 12, 2015

      Shawbrook plans to list in April

      Challenger bank Shawbrook has announced plans to list on the stock market in April two days after rival business lender...

    26. March 11, 2015

      RBS suffers setback in £30m lawsuit

      The Royal Bank of Scotland has lost a key pre-trial battle in a £30m lawsuit where it is being sued by a property group over...

    27. March 11, 2015

      Police want all credit card frauds classified as crime

      It is a “travesty” that millions of credit card frauds are omitted from official crime statistics each year due to a...

    28. March 10, 2015

      How HSBC chairman Flint can restore accountability at his bank

      Is Europe’s biggest bank too big to manage? Or have its management and board simply not been up to the job? Politicians and...

    29. March 10, 2015

      ‘Digital passport’ aims to reduce bank hassle

      Financial services companies in the UK have begun work on a “digital passport” that aims to speed up the process of opening...

    30. March 10, 2015

      Aldermore shares soar on stock market listing

      Shares in Aldermore jumped more than 10 per cent after it made its debut on the stock market, netting its private equity...

    31. March 9, 2015

      Hodge and Fairhead clash over HSBC tax scandal

      Margaret Hodge urged the head of the BBC Trust to resign on Monday, accusing her of being either “incredibly naive or...

    32. March 9, 2015

      Decay of UK investment banking leaves smaller clients exposed

      Last week it emerged that state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland was planning to cut 14,000 of the 18,000 jobs in its...

    33. March 9, 2015

      Lord Adair Turner joins board of digital challenger bank OakNorth

      Adair Turner, the former head of the UK’s financial watchdog, has joined the board of start-up bank OakNorth in the latest...

    34. March 9, 2015

      Treasury sells further 1% of Lloyds Bank holding

      The UK government has taken advantage of a recent jump in the share price of Lloyds Banking Group to sell a further £500m of...

    35. March 9, 2015

      Treasury censured over crash precautions

      The Treasury will on Monday be accused of failing to learn the lessons of the financial crisis, with senior MPs claiming...

    36. March 9, 2015

      Bank chiefs say hiring will rise as returns hit pre-crisis levels

      The UK is the only market in Europe where expectations for the number of bank employees to rise is greater than the belief...

    37. March 8, 2015

      Barclays and Deutsche traders face Euribor questioning

      UK fraud investigators have called in former traders from Barclays and Deutsche Bank for interview as suspects in their...

    38. March 6, 2015

      RBS job cuts draw attention to number that are still there

      When news broke that Royal Bank of Scotland was planning to cut 14,000 investment banking jobs, the biggest surprise was not...

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