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    1. January 30, 2015

      BoE report into forex-rigging claims cost taxpayer £3m

      The Bank of England paid almost £3m of taxpayers’ money for a report on whether any of its staff knew about or were involved...

    2. January 30, 2015

      Defining the rights and wrongs at Lloyds

      What do you understand by the word “subordinate”? In the financial sense, it means lower down the pecking order in terms of...

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    1. January 30, 2015

      UK banks hail chance of payment protection insurance time limit

      Banks have cheered Britain’s financial watchdog for announcing it will consider introducing a time limit for complaints...

    2. January 28, 2015

      Basel Committee overhauls banks’ disclosure model

      The way banks disclose risks they hold on their balance sheets has been overhauled by the world’s top banking supervisor in...

    3. January 27, 2015

      Greens plan to shake up City of London and drop reliance on growth

      The City of London would cease to be a major global financial centre and growth would no longer be an economic target under...

    4. January 26, 2015

      Santander to offer services through Post Office

      Santander UK is joining forces with the Post Office as the government raises pressure on lenders to increase banking...

    5. January 23, 2015

      Bank supervisor to review sovereign debt rules

      The Basel Committee for Banking Supervision is to examine whether it should rewrite rules governing how sovereign debt...

    6. January 22, 2015

      RBS strikes peer-to-peer alliance

      Royal Bank of Scotland has struck a deal with two peer-to-peer lending platforms to provide small businesses with wider...

    7. January 22, 2015

      Million UK customers switched banks in 2014

      More than 1m current account holders changed banks last year, but critics argue that the level of switching remains low...

    8. January 20, 2015

      FCA says banks give savers a poor deal

      The UK’s £700bn savings account market offers a poor deal for consumers, the financial watchdog has concluded. The Financial...

    9. January 20, 2015

      Co-op Bank rewrites its ethical code

      Co-operative Bank has said it will not provide finance to payday lenders, some gambling firms or companies that do not...

    10. January 19, 2015

      David Duffy quits AIB to head Clydesdale Bank

      David Duffy, chief executive of Allied Irish Banks, is to step down and take up a role at Clydesdale Bank, two weeks after...

    11. January 18, 2015

      UK poll outcome ‘most unpredictable’ for almost a century

      The May general election is “the most unpredictable” for almost a century with no “safe outcome”, City bankers say, meaning...

    12. January 18, 2015

      FT City Network transcript: what are the biggest risks for 2015?

      The FT City Network was established in the autumn of 2014 as an invitation-only panel of more than 50 of the City’s top...

    13. January 15, 2015

      RBS probes claims of mis-selling EFG scheme loans

      Vince Cable, the UK business secretary, has claimed that Royal Bank of Scotland “misused” a government-backed loan scheme...

    14. January 14, 2015

      Digital lender Atom hails ‘seismic shift’ to mobile banking

      The chairman of one of the first digital-only lenders in the UK believes branches are now a “remote” way to bank, despite...

    15. January 14, 2015

      Barclays hires former BofA Europe head as COO

      Barclays has appointed Jonathan Moulds, former head of Europe at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as chief operating officer...

    16. January 13, 2015

      RBS becomes a shadow of its former self

      As the debate rages about whether to dismantle the megabanks that critics say are “too big to fail”, Ross McEwan has been...

    17. January 13, 2015

      Treasury official to lead UK banking standards council

      A top Treasury civil servant and former banker will lead a new voluntary body tasked with improving standards across...

    18. January 11, 2015

      RBS in talks over retreat from Asia operations

      Royal Bank of Scotland is discussing a potential retreat from Asia as the state-controlled bank accelerates its strategy of...

    19. January 9, 2015

      Clydesdale appoints former HBOS director to board

      Clydesdale Bank has appointed a former director of defunct banking group HBOS to the board only days after the lender...

    20. January 8, 2015

      Standard Chartered: here for good(byes)

      “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.” On Thursday, Standard...

    21. January 8, 2015

      StanChart shuts global equities business

      Standard Chartered is pulling out of institutional equities globally in an abrupt move that underscores the bank’s new...

    22. January 7, 2015

      Charter Savings Bank enters UK retail banking fray

      A company backed by US activist investor Elliott Management is to launch an online dedicated savings bank in the UK in the...

    23. January 7, 2015

      BoE governing body kept in dark during crisis

      Lord King, the former governor of the Bank of England, kept the governing body of the central bank in the dark on serious...

    24. January 6, 2015

      PPI complaints forecast to continue for years

      The scandal of banks mis-selling payment protection insurance will rumble on for years, the Financial Ombudsman Service...

    25. January 6, 2015

      Clydesdale Bank chief David Thorburn to step down

      The chief executive of Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks is stepping down amid plans to accelerate an exit from the UK market...

    26. January 5, 2015

      Deputy CEO Sullivan to leave RBS early

      Chris Sullivan, deputy chief executive at Royal Bank of Scotland, has left the bank several months earlier than expected...

    27. January 5, 2015

      Lloyds Banking Group seeks key ringfencing rule exemption

      Lloyds Banking Group is seeking an exemption to one of the key measures of the UK’s new ringfencing regime, as the country’s...

    28. January 5, 2015

      Nine reasons why banking growth cannot be taken for granted

      One of the more surprising financial facts of recent years is that, even as some banks have foundered amid the worst crisis...

    29. January 5, 2015

      Companies must beware the dividend trap if earnings flag in 2015

      It takes front to wear a Hawaiian shirt to a funeral. Yet data group Markit has forecast a florid 11 per cent jump in UK...

    30. January 4, 2015

      ‘Challenger’ banks try to shake up big four

      New banks are being hailed as “challengers” to Britain’s largest lenders, but their ability to loosen the stranglehold of...

    31. January 2, 2015

      UK mortgage approvals fall to 17-month low

      UK mortgage approvals fell for a fifth month in November, dropping to a 17-month low, in a further sign of slowing momentum...

    32. December 30, 2014

      Stress testing should not just be for the banks

      The oil price has crashed and there is mounting turbulence in Russia. Critics of financial regulators cite both as proof...

    33. December 30, 2014

      Archives 1985 & 1986: Thatcher policy fight over ‘Big Bang’ laid bare

      A highly charged debate in Margaret Thatcher’s policy unit over the merits of the “Big Bang” in the City has been laid bare...

    34. December 29, 2014

      Sellside research: price for thought

      Imagine your lawyer gave advice that you did not ask for, at no charge and for months on end. Imagine you could retain their...

    35. December 22, 2014

      Senior City workers expect bonuses to rise by a fifth

      Bankers, traders and City executives expect 2014 bonuses to grow by a fifth, despite political and public pressure to curb...

    36. December 17, 2014

      Treasury eyes £3bn Lloyds stake sell-off

      George Osborne hopes to raise £3bn by selling another chunk of the government’s stake in Lloyds Banking Group in a move that...

    37. December 17, 2014

      Barclays set to hit financial targets early

      Barclays is on track to hit two of its main targets for boosting capital and reducing indebtedness as much as a year ahead...

    38. December 17, 2014

      The trouble with dribbles

      Ladies do not sweat. They glow. Similarly, Her Majesty’s Treasury will not “dribble out” Lloyds shares worth some £3bn,...

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