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      Payday lenders see 178% rise in customer complaints

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    1. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Qatar lines up bond issue after 5-year gap

      Qatar has become the latest middle eastern government to use international markets to bolster its finances in the wake...

    2. May 25, 2016

      Bank customers may cover cost of fraud under new UK proposals

      Bank customers could be forced to foot the bill for fraud on their accounts, under proposals being discussed by...

    3. May 25, 2016

      Consumers turned off by banks’ hidden charges and fees

      High street banks are failing to deliver fair and transparent services, say consumers, suggesting that past mis-selling...

    4. May 24, 2016

      Cautious banks shut customers out of lending, says report

      A “perfect storm” of regulatory reform, higher compliance costs and less profitable relationships have hit the UK’s...

    5. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      HSBC launches first UK coco bond of 2016

      HSBC has become the latest institution to return to the coco market, selling a dollar-denominated bond in the first...

    6. May 24, 2016

      Nationwide sees surge in mortgage lending

      Nationwide has warned that its profits will come under pressure from intensifying competition in the mortgage market,...

    7. May 24, 2016

      HSBC seeks Asia lifeline beyond Hong Kong

      The groups of analysts and reporters that showed up recently at DJI, the world’s largest manufacturer of drones, did...

    8. May 23, 2016

      Peer-to-peer lending not a ‘major threat’ to banks

      British banks do not face a “major threat” from peer-to-peer lenders and will continue to dominate £600bn of lending in...

    9. May 22, 2016

      China steps up war on banks’ bad debt

      Beijing has stepped up its battle against bad debt in China’s banking system, with a state-led loans-for-bonds scheme...

    10. May 20, 2016

      FCA to probe if customers are being denied banking

      The UK financial regulator is assessing whether banks have gone too far in dumping clients deemed to be too risky. The...

    11. May 20, 2016

      The best ways to compare bank accounts

      It is said people are more likely to get divorced than break up with their bank. Just over 1m Britons switched accounts...

    12. May 20, 2016

      My husband is subsidising my free bank account

      Financially, I lead a bit of a double life. As you’d expect for the personal finance editor of the FT, I am pretty good...

    13. May 19, 2016

      Contactless payments hit record £1.5bn

      Contactless payments in the UK have hit a record £1.5bn and account for one in seven transactions, compared with one in...

    14. May 19, 2016

      Barclays criminal probe to last until at least early 2017

      Barclays will not learn for at least seven more months whether it will face criminal charges over its financial...

    15. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      BNP to move nearly 200 UK bank jobs to Poland

      BNP Paribas has told staff that it plans to cut 233 jobs in its UK corporate and investment banking unit and shift many...

    16. Brussels Blog

      May 18, 2016

      The mystery of how Brussels came to love Britain's economy

      Should an extraterrestrial land on Earth tomorrow and decide to base his decision on where to live solely on economic...

    17. May 18, 2016

      European banks fret over ‘living wills’

      European banks are lobbying US regulators to extend a July 1 deadline to submit the next versions of their “living...

    18. May 17, 2016

      Banks: small change from the watchdog

      Shouldn’t a highly consolidated industry that serves customers poorly be rewarding shareholders handsomely? UK banking...

    19. May 17, 2016

      CMA: banking’s impotent watchmeerkat

      Is there any point to the Competition and Markets Authority? The regulator has once again been reduced to proposing...

    20. May 17, 2016

      UK banks should cap overdraft fees, says watchdog CMA

      The UK’s competition watchdog dashed hopes for a radical shake-up of the current account market, stopping short of...

    21. May 17, 2016

      The UK banking review fails to address excesses

      State intervention in private sector pricing is in vogue in the UK. Eighteen months ago, the payday lending industry...

    22. May 17, 2016

      Insurance broker warns on financial groups’ cyber attack cover

      Financial services companies vastly overestimate how much insurance they have against a cyber attack, the UK head of...

    23. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      RBS raises doubts over Italian bad loans plan

      Italy’s ambitious plans to sell off its bad bank loans have drawn scepticism from RBS, who have raised doubts over...

    24. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Lloyds shares to be made available to public 'this year'

      The UK Treasury has said it still intends to make shares in Lloyds Banking Group available to the public “this year”...

    25. May 16, 2016

      Jeremy Corbyn’s reluctant man in the City

      In his quest to win over the City of London — or at least start a dialogue — Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has...

    26. May 15, 2016

      Start-up lenders to get boost from watchdog

      The UK’s competition watchdog is set to unveil measures to help people understand bank charges and switch current...

    27. May 15, 2016

      UK lenders set to lose at least £1.45bn in payments revenue

      British banks could lose at least £1.45bn in payments revenue within the next few years as retailers develop...

    28. May 13, 2016

      UK financial watchdog under fire over mis-selling response

      British taxpayers face “serious risks” of future mis-selling scandals as the City watchdog has not done enough to...

    29. May 12, 2016

      EU Remain donor connected to West Bank security barrier

      One of the biggest donors to the campaign for Britain to remain in the EU is a shareholder in a company that provided...

    30. May 12, 2016

      Goodwin not to face Scottish prosecution over RBS

      Former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Fred Goodwin will not face criminal charges after a five-year investigation found...

    31. May 12, 2016

      European banks resist calls to increase business ties with Iran

      Some of Europe’s biggest banks are to resist rising political pressure to do more business in Iran when they meet the...

    32. May 11, 2016

      Brexit campaigners out-fundraise their Remain rivals

      Campaigners for Britain to leave the EU have raised more money than their rivals in the Remain camp, although it was...

    33. May 11, 2016

      Lloyds staff in protest over pension fund’s chief

      Lloyds Banking Group employees have mounted a campaign in protest at the promotion of a former HBOS manager to oversee...

    34. May 11, 2016

      Banks cull accounts in fight against corruption

      Deutsche Bank, Barclays and UBS have come to the conclusion they would be better off without tens of thousands of their...

    35. May 11, 2016

      Middle East governments set debt record as oil slumps

      Middle Eastern governments have already set a record for debt sales, as the sustained fall in oil prices weakens public...

    36. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      Italy's Mediobanca reports rising profits

      Mediobanca, Italy’s leading investment bank, has reported a net profit of €121m in the three months to the end of...

    37. May 10, 2016

      RBS speeds up promotion of junior investment bankers

      Royal Bank of Scotland is accelerating the promotion of junior investment bankers in an attempt to retain young talent...

    38. May 10, 2016

      Insider trading case highlights the challenges facing prosecutors

      It is the end of the road for “Fruit” and “Nob”. Rather than being an ageing folk duo or 1970s children’s TV...

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