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  1. April 15, 2014

    UK’s smaller banks see chance to woo customers amid reforms

    UK “challenger” banks spy an opportunity to enlarge their modest toehold in the market as their bigger peers cope with the...

  2. April 15, 2014

    Business hits ‘brick wall’ in talks on UK banking ring fence

    Business representatives warned on Tuesday they were hitting a “brick wall” in discussions with the government over the...

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  1. April 15, 2014

    Co-op pushed to adopt softer reforms

    The Co-operative Group is coming under increasing pressure to adopt a watered-down version of radical governance reforms...

  2. April 15, 2014

    Barclays replaces head of remuneration committee

    Barclays is replacing Sir John Sunderland as chair of its board’s remuneration committee amid an ongoing row with investors...

  3. April 13, 2014

    UK watchdog targets bankers with big rise in penalties

    Wayward UK bankers risk increasingly large fines as the amount of individual penalties levied by the country’s financial...

  4. April 11, 2014

    Lloyds investors threaten to boycott offerings over FCA briefing

    Investors who bought Lloyds Banking Group shares from the government last month are threatening to boycott future offerings...

  5. April 11, 2014

    Co-op Bank chief Booker in line for £4.6m

    The Co-operative Bank is paying its chief executive four times as much as his predecessor, highlighting the dramatic steps...

  6. April 10, 2014

    Brussels’ financial reform scuppers BoE’s bank lifeline

    The Bank of England will have to rethink how it acts as lender of last resort after Britain failed to revise incoming EU...

  7. April 9, 2014

    Founder of Metro Bank to go digital

    The former chairman of Metro Bank, who for years championed physical bank branches, has made a dramatic change of direction...

  8. April 9, 2014

    RBS deal paves way to resume dividends

    Royal Bank of Scotland has negotiated the removal of a barrier to dividend payments, paving the way for the...

  9. April 9, 2014

    British business: The Schroders network

    The Schroders links For Nick Ferguson, it was more than just another night at his club. When the BSkyB chairman gathered...

  10. April 7, 2014

    Barclays keeps Diamond out of court by settling care home claim

    Barclays has avoided the potential embarrassment of having its former chief executive Bob Diamond appear in a High Court...

  11. April 7, 2014

    Bank of England to support loans for UK exporters for first time

    George Osborne announced on Monday that the Bank of England will support export finance for the first time, as he attempts...

  12. April 7, 2014

    Regulators in dock as mood on banking turns full circle

    Bob Diamond was three years ahead of his time. When the former head of Barclays told a parliamentary committee in January...

  13. April 7, 2014

    Finance workers enjoy growing pay premium helped by taxpayer

    UK finance workers enjoy a growing pay premium over those in other sectors even if they are doing comparable jobs, with an...

  14. April 6, 2014

    Bank disclosure: quality not quantity

    Thud. Thud. Thud. Those who still like to read annual reports on paper will have a creaking desk over the next few weeks as...

  15. April 4, 2014

    RBS expected to compensate incoming CFO Stevenson

    Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to award its new chief financial officer shares worth several million pounds to...

  16. April 3, 2014

    Conscious uncoupling of three Simons forms two new boutiques

    It may have been one Simon too many. Just a few months after three of the City’s top rainmakers teamed up to create the most...

  17. April 3, 2014

    RBS attacked for breaking pledge to protect ‘last bank in town’

    Royal Bank of Scotland has been roundly criticised for breaking its promise never to close a branch where it was “the last...

  18. April 2, 2014

    Oilmen, bankers and utilities blamed for fall in UK productivity

    Britain has struggled for five years to understand its deepening productivity crisis that has seen the efficiency of its...

  19. March 31, 2014

    Banks drag their feet on loan offers

    Just days after seeking working capital for his Fresh Pasta Company via the Funding Circle website, Mark Garcia-Oliver...

  20. March 31, 2014

    UK businesses tap reserves and bond market to fund growth

    Banks are playing a smaller role in the UK’s economic recovery than expected as companies turn to their own reserves and the...

  21. March 31, 2014

    UK financial services set to add 26,000 jobs

    Britain’s financial services sector is set to have added 26,000 jobs in the year to June, meaning it will have recovered...

  22. March 30, 2014

    Departing Lloyds chairman calls for return to ‘cosy’ regulation

    The departing chairman of Lloyds Banking Group has called for a return to 1970s-style informal banking regulation, when cosy...

  23. March 30, 2014

    Sir Win Bischoff – Lloyds grandee’s valedictory portrait

    Banking isn’t just facts, it is also stomach,” says Sir Win Bischoff, patting his midriff. There have been many occasions...

  24. March 28, 2014

    George Osborne announces plans to boost lending to small business

    George Osborne announced plans on Friday to help small businesses that have been rejected for a loan by making it easier for...

  25. March 27, 2014

    Big banks face tax rise under UK levy reform plans

    The biggest banks could face higher tax bills under government plans to reform the bank levy, published in a consultation...

  26. March 27, 2014

    Brussels reforms target lending to Europe’s credit-starved SMEs

    Brussels presented a series of reforms on Thursday to unlock long-term financing in an attempt to revive lending to Europe’s...

  27. March 27, 2014

    Bank stress tests focus on housing and interest rate shocks

    The Bank of England will assess lenders’ ability to weather a major shock in the housing market and an upward lurch in...

  28. March 27, 2014

    Fed stress test results to hit RBS’s Citizens division hardest

    Of the three foreign banks that suffered the ignominy of having their capital plans fall foul of the US Federal Reserve’s...

  29. March 26, 2014

    US ‘bullying’ UK banks and hindering legal trade with Iran

    Washington is “bullying” UK banks into refusing to support legal exports to Iran, costing British companies hundreds of...

  30. March 26, 2014

    Man wins 16-year legal battle over laptop purchase

    A man has won a legal battle and a victory for consumer rights in a 16-year dispute over a laptop he bought in PC World....

  31. March 26, 2014

    Second Lloyds stake is tougher sell for UK government

    The champagne corks were being kept in their bottles on Wednesday at UK Financial Investments, the Westminster-based body...

  32. March 25, 2014

    Santander UK fined £12.4m over poor advice

    Santander UK has been hit with a £12.4m fine – one of the biggest ever retail banking penalties – for providing unsuitable...

  33. March 25, 2014

    Biggest lenders seek to ease bank tax burden

    The British government may shift the burden of its bank tax on to foreign institutions and away from UK retail banks,...

  34. March 24, 2014

    Co-operative Bank seeks to raise further £400m

    The Co-operative Group has been asked to find a further £120m to prop up its troubled banking arm after a string of...

  35. March 24, 2014

    New UK government scheme to boost small business lending

    The government is offering to share the burden of losses on some small business loans through a new scheme aimed at...

  36. March 21, 2014

    Half UK’s companies ready to quit EU, says Nigel Farage

    Britain’s biggest business organisations are failing to represent their members over the sensitive issue of Europe, Nigel...

  37. March 21, 2014

    Workaholic ex-bankers impose long-hours culture on new colleagues

    Bankers’ punishing hours are no longer merely of concern to the families of financiers – the fallout of their all-consuming...

  38. March 20, 2014

    RBS faces interest rate swap lawsuit

    Royal Bank of Scotland is to be sued over an alleged mis-sold interest rate swap after a judge ordered administrators to...

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