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    2. November 25, 2014

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    1. November 23, 2014

      RBS chairman apologises for misleading evidence given to MPs

      Royal Bank of Scotland has apologised for the first time after senior managers gave “misleading” evidence to MPs over...

    2. November 21, 2014

      Santander to launch investment platform

      Santander UK aims to launch an investment platform next year, which will include online guidance tools to help investors...

    3. November 20, 2014

      Royal Bank of Scotland fined £56m for IT meltdown

      Royal Bank of Scotland has been hit with the biggest retail fine in history from the UK’s financial watchdogs after an IT...

    4. November 19, 2014

      Half of British people expect another global crash in next 12 months

      Half of the British public expects another global financial crisis at some point in the next year, with corruption...

    5. November 17, 2014

      How bankers are paid is now everyone’s business

      There was a time when bankers’ pay was a private matter between the bank’s owners and employees. Now it is everyone’s...

    6. November 17, 2014

      Royal Bank of Scotland braces for fines over IT meltdown

      Royal Bank of Scotland is braced for a fine worth tens of millions of pounds as soon as this week for a big IT meltdown that...

    7. November 17, 2014

      MPs call for pay penalties to apply to more bankers

      Regulators should subject more bankers to a tougher pay regime, including bonus clawbacks, say MPs. In a report published on...

    8. November 14, 2014

      Forex banks prepare to claw back bonuses

      Five banks at the heart of the forex rate rigging probe are preparing to claw back millions of dollars in bonuses from...

    9. November 13, 2014

      Regulation: Banks count the risks and rewards

      Every week, roughly $1bn is sent out of the US by people helping to support their families in other countries – mostly in...

    10. November 13, 2014

      Barclays shareholders wanted forex deal

      Barclays investors have criticised the bank’s last-minute decision to withdraw from a global regulatory settlement, saying...

    11. November 13, 2014

      Penalise the banks but use the money well

      This week some British charities have an unexpected reason to smile. On Wednesday, European and American regulators imposed...

    12. November 13, 2014

      New watchdog to have power to control payments systems

      A new financial watchdog will have the power to wrest control of the UK’s trillion-pound payments systems from the big...

    13. November 13, 2014

      Virgin Money float values bank at £1.25bn

      Virgin Money has priced its forthcoming initial public offering at 283p a share, which would give it a market capitalisation...

    14. November 12, 2014

      Why shareholders should share the bank pain over fines

      Another day, another multibillion-dollar clutch of fines to punish banks’ past wrongdoing. This time the $4.3bn bill levied...

    15. November 12, 2014

      Ulster Bank hit with record Irish regulatory fine

      Ulster Bank has been hit with the biggest penalty imposed by Irish financial regulators for the month-long failure of its...

    16. November 11, 2014

      Standard Chartered to close up to 100 branches to repair profits

      Standard Chartered will close up to 100 retail branches as part of a plan to save millions of dollars to...

    17. November 11, 2014

      Banks look to armed forces for new recruits

      From the forces to financial services is a well-trodden path. However, over the past few years, banks such as JPMorgan,...

    18. November 10, 2014

      Aldermore increases lending as it cuts into big banks’ lead

      Aldermore, the challenger bank that postponed its plans to list on the stock market, has increased lending to small...

    19. November 7, 2014

      New banking generation turns its back on London

      Hannah Butler, an economics graduate from Bristol University, is one of a growing number who decided to apply to Deutsche...

    20. November 7, 2014

      Millennials look to tech stars as finance careers leave them cold

      “It wasn’t that I couldn’t cope. It’s that I didn’t want to cope.” So says a twenty-something year old who left Goldman...

    21. November 6, 2014

      Challengers press watchdog to end stranglehold of big banks

      The ability of “challenger” banks to break the stranglehold of Britain’s biggest lenders has come under scrutiny after the...

    22. November 6, 2014

      Watchdog’s UK bank review set to question free current accounts

      Free current accounts could be in peril following the UK antitrust watchdog’s decision to launch a root-and-branch review of...

    23. November 6, 2014

      Labour sees inquiry as CMA jumping before it was pushed

      The Competition and Markets Authority’s decision to launch a full inquiry into Britain’s banking system was seen by the...

    24. November 6, 2014

      Watchdog launches full-blown inquiry into UK banks

      A full-blown inquiry into the dominance of Britain’s biggest banks in personal current accounts and small business lending...

    25. November 4, 2014

      Virgin Money presses ahead with initial public offering

      Virgin Money is to press ahead with an initial public offering by the end of the month after postponing its planned London...

    26. November 3, 2014

      HSBC sets aside $1.6bn as it misses forecasts for third quarter

      HSBC has set aside more than $1.6bn to cover the cost of legal settlements and customer compensation, causing its...

    27. November 3, 2014

      RBS to advise City of London police on financial crime

      Royal Bank of Scotland has signed a poacher-turned-gamekeeper agreement with the City of London Police to provide free...

    28. October 31, 2014

      StanChart directors to push for chief’s succession plan

      Standard Chartered’s non-executive directors intend to discuss a succession plan to replace Peter Sands as chief executive...

    29. October 31, 2014

      Banks breathe sigh of relief over UK leverage ratio

      Shares of leading British banks surged on Friday after long-awaited rules limiting their indebtedness proved less draconian...

    30. October 31, 2014

      HSBC to set aside £400m for forex probe

      HSBC is expected to set aside about £400m ($640m) to cover the cost of an investigation into suspected manipulation of...

    31. October 30, 2014

      Barclays has some good news amid the bad and ugly

      It was a case of the good, the bad and the ugly for Barclays as analysts picked through its third-quarter results on...

    32. October 30, 2014

      The blight at the core of banking goes beyond a few bad apples

      When it comes to raising standards of culture and behaviour, the financial services industry is “not close to where it needs...

    33. October 30, 2014

      Barclays confident it can reach tough BoE leverage ratios

      Barclays said it was confident of being able to cut its borrowing to meet even the most aggressive analyst expectations for...

    34. October 29, 2014

      Saudi businessman sues Barclays for $10bn

      A Saudi businessman is suing Barclays, alleging the UK bank acted “corruptly” to further its own interests in the region...

    35. October 29, 2014

      UK banks seek to offload old mortgage books

      More UK banks are seeking to offload old risky mortgage books as rising property prices provide an opportunity to finally...

    36. October 28, 2014

      Standard Chartered: taking credit

      A well-respected FTSE 100 institution rides the boom in emerging markets. Times are good; the dividends even better. The...

    37. October 28, 2014

      Lloyds and StanChart limit FTSE gains

      Two London-listed banks made eye-catching moves as falling profits prompted large restructuring announcements, but the FTSE...

    38. October 28, 2014

      Lloyds axes 200 branches and 9,000 jobs

      Lloyds Banking Group sought to secure its future as Britain’s leading retail bank with a major digital transformation...

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