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    1. March 1, 2015

      Danny Alexander calls for extra £1bn levy on UK banks

      Danny Alexander is pressing George Osborne to introduce a £1bn annual levy on banks in this month’s Budget to help eliminate...

    2. February 27, 2015

      Regulator friendly bankers scale heights

      One is a 53-year-old perma-tanned American who spent a quarter of a century at JPMorgan Chase before giving it all up in...

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    1. February 27, 2015

      Lloyds and RBS: fashion statements

      Like a fashionista with a new handbag, Lloyds has been showing off its fresh-out-of-the-box dividend. It is the bank’s first...

    2. February 27, 2015

      Bank of England considers fines for accountancy firms

      The Bank of England would be able to fine accountancy firms a percentage of their revenue for failing in their duties and...

    3. February 27, 2015

      The more dignified way to react as a banker at bonus time

      This is the season in which many investment banks hand out their bonus letters, each having waited to see what the others...

    4. February 27, 2015

      Treasury apologises for Lloyds bonds mistake

      The UK Treasury has been forced to apologise for wrongly telling investors that Lloyds Banking Group had permission to...

    5. February 27, 2015

      Lloyds to pay first dividend in 6 years

      Lloyds Banking Group is to pay its first dividend since the financial crisis, in a decision hailed by the UK chancellor...

    6. February 26, 2015

      Unhealthy secrets about pay that every banker lusts to learn

      One evening more than 20 years ago, I got up from my desk in a City of London office building, balanced a batch of documents...

    7. February 26, 2015

      Bank of England banishes ‘fireside chats’

      The Bank of England has officially called time on the days when a raise of the governor’s eyebrows sufficed to influence...

    8. February 26, 2015

      RBS’s restructuring expert Rory Cullinan has mammoth task ahead

      Royal Bank of Scotland’s restructuring expert Rory Cullinan, newly appointed to head its investment bank, has a mammoth task...

    9. February 26, 2015

      Winters eyes new spring for StanChart

      Winters named StanChart chief Bill Winters had in the past told friends there were three jobs he would be prepared to go...

    10. February 26, 2015

      Standard Chartered in five charts

      Bill Winters is taking the reins at Standard Chartered at a pivotal time for the London-listed, emerging markets-focused...

    11. February 26, 2015

      Winters’ tale: what StanChart’s new CEO brings to the job

      At first glance, Bill Winters was hardly the obvious choice to head Standard Chartered. Although the former number two at...

    12. February 26, 2015

      What can StanChart expect from Bill?

      A pundit briefs a bystander on Standard Chartered’s board shake-up: Pundit: Exciting news! Bill Winters has been appointed...

    13. February 26, 2015

      Five things you need to know about Bill Winters, StanChart chief executive

      Former JPMorgan investment banker Bill Winters is to become the new chief executive of Standard Chartered after a mass...

    14. February 26, 2015

      RBS moves to speed up full return to private sector

      Royal Bank of Scotland is to cut bonuses, shed riskier assets and seek regulatory clearance for resuming dividend payments —...

    15. February 26, 2015

      Mizuho acquires RBS North America loan assets for $3bn

      Mizuho Financial Group is acquiring North American loan commitments from Royal Bank of Scotland for $3bn in its latest push...

    16. February 25, 2015

      RBS chief Ross McEwan declines £1m of his pay

      Ross McEwan, chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, has decided to hand back £1m of his pay package. The move comes two...

    17. February 25, 2015

      HSBC chiefs grilled by MPs over tax scandal

      Have you dodged tax? Are you a fat cat? Why haven’t you resigned? These are some of the questions that MPs put to HSBC’s top...

    18. February 25, 2015

      HSBC inquisition leaves questions unanswered

      Stuart Gulliver has in many ways been his own worst enemy. Few doubt his abilities. Over a 35-year career at HSBC, the...

    19. February 25, 2015

      HSBC, the bank that ran aground while overseas

      Stuart Gulliver’s crisp explanation this week of why he once held his annual bonuses in a Swiss private bank account via a...

    20. February 25, 2015

      UK banks turn to social media to fend off digital competition

      British banks are starting to use social media sites to allow money transfers in the latest sign of traditional lenders...

    21. February 24, 2015

      Labour to include allowances in bank bonus tax

      Labour will announce plans on Wednesday to extend the reach of its bank bonus tax, amid anxiety in Downing Street that pay...

    22. February 24, 2015

      RBS’s Sir Howard appointment stirs revolving door concerns

      Powerful rotation The expected appointment of Sir Howard Davies as the chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland has reignited the...

    23. February 24, 2015

      Aldermore takes lead in race to float

      Aldermore has beaten its rival challenger bank Shawbrook in announcing its intention to float as it seeks to exploit a...

    24. February 23, 2015

      Junior UK bank non-execs to escape new FCA rules

      British regulators have exempted junior non-executive directors of banks and insurance companies from a tough new personal...

    25. February 23, 2015

      Bankers held to higher standards than bishops, claims HSBC chief

      HSBC’s chief executive has complained that bankers are being held to a higher standard than bishops as the UK government...

    26. February 23, 2015

      Weary chief offers an ‘everyday explanation’ for Swiss bank account

      HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver on Monday found himself in the kind of situation he loathes — being quizzed by...

    27. February 23, 2015

      HSBC and the problem of managing mega banks

      One of the paradoxes of the banking business is that taxpayers indulge size by rewarding it with an implicit subsidy. Yet...

    28. February 23, 2015

      HSBC responds to criticism of Gulliver’s tax status

      In response to allegations regarding HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver and his tax status, the bank issued the following...

    29. February 23, 2015

      Press-fuelled populist clamour against Gulliver gains momentum

      The fickle Lilliputians conspired to blind Jonathan Swift’s Lemuel Gulliver, having previously celebrated him. HSBC’s Stuart...

    30. February 23, 2015

      HSBC: Gulliver’s travails

      Is it just as well to cut financial expectations at the moment scandal breaks — or does bad news compound? HSBC has slashed...

    31. February 23, 2015

      Sir Howard Davies set to be appointed RBS chairman

      Sir Howard Davies is set to become the next chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland, replacing the outgoing Sir Philip Hampton....

    32. February 23, 2015

      HSBC shares drop after full-year profits fall

      HSBC has added a sharp fall in annual profits to the list of challenges it faces, as its chairman apologised for a Swiss tax...

    33. February 23, 2015

      Irresponsible conduct carries consequences in British finance

      In any profession, people who break rules and neglect their duties should face serious consequences. When doctors and...

    34. February 23, 2015

      New stringent City code will affect non-execs

      UK regulators will include banks’ and insurers’ senior non-executives alongside chairmen in a tough new personal liability...

    35. February 22, 2015

      Rothschild eyes early bonus round to avoid possible windfall tax

      Rothschild, the boutique investment bank, is considering paying its 2014 bonuses early to avoid the extra taxes Labour has...

    36. February 22, 2015

      Investigations by Financial Conduct Authority rise 20% in a year

      Investigations by the UK markets watchdog increased by 20 per cent last year, with a renewed focus on companies rather than...

    37. February 22, 2015

      Watershed moment for Lloyds as dividend payment set to resume

      Lloyds Banking Group is set to resume dividend payments for the first time in more than six years, as the government...

    38. February 20, 2015

      More reasons not to buy bank shares

      Aldermore is one of the so-called “challenger banks” snapping at the heels of the rhinoceri of the high street. Judging by...

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