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    1. August 26, 2015

      Make up your mind on banking regulation

      The people who have taken over at four of Europe’s largest banks are less likely to elicit sympathy than the...

    2. August 23, 2015

      Greenspan’s capital idea for cutting back on banking angst

      Alan Greenspan is famous for his opacity. When chairman of the US Federal Reserve, he liked to speak in a form of...

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    1. August 23, 2015

      Bank litigation costs hit $260bn — with $65bn more to come

      The wave of fines and lawsuits that has swept through the financial industry since the 2007-08 crisis has cost big...

    2. August 11, 2015

      Co-op Bank censured over management failures but avoids fine

      The Co-operative Bank has escaped a fine from regulators for management failings in the years leading up to its near...

    3. August 10, 2015

      FCA flap poses risk to Clydesdale float stakes

      Tricky time to float a bank. National Australia Bank is expected to demerge its UK subsidiary Clydesdale this autumn....

    4. August 4, 2015

      Lesson I learnt tackling financial crisis that never was

      One of the stranger experiences you can have as a Treasury minister is engaging in a tense discussion with the governor...

    5. August 2, 2015

      UK financial groups face watchdog antitrust investigation

      A “significant number” of financial companies are facing an antitrust investigation by the UK’s markets watchdog, in...

    6. July 31, 2015

      Why Long Island wide boys love London

      Growing up in the Long Island suburbs of New York City had its advantages. The mozzarella was fresh, the bagels were...

    7. July 31, 2015

      Bank of England admits it was subject of police probe

      The Bank of England has been forced to admit that a police investigation in the 1990s suspected that monetary policy...

    8. July 30, 2015

      UK financial regulator names third supervision chief in a year

      The UK’s financial regulator has named its third director of supervision in a year as it faces major upheaval in its...

    9. July 29, 2015

      UK business lending sees big drop in June

      A surge in overdraft repayments by larger companies pushed down sharply the value of outstanding loans to non-financial...

    10. July 28, 2015

      Warning on diluting City financial regulation

      A deputy governor of the Bank of England has warned against watering down financial services regulation to boost...

    11. July 23, 2015

      UK regulator eyes greater clarity for savers

      The UK financial regulator is proposing rules to provide savers with clearer information on interest rates for cash...

    12. July 17, 2015

      Martin Wheatley knew the score after change in mood music

      The perception that Martin Wheatley’s mindset was “that all bankers were evil” may have been his downfall. While Mr...

    13. July 17, 2015

      A stubborn crusader gets his marching orders

      The resignation of Martin Wheatley, chief executive of Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority, marks a significant shift...

    14. July 16, 2015

      Sir Mike Rake to stay on Barclays board until new chief is hired

      The UK financial regulator has intervened to persuade Sir Mike Rake to stay longer than expected as Barclays deputy...

    15. July 16, 2015

      Europe’s regulators need to get bond trading rules right

      To deliver much-needed sustainable European economic growth, the starting point for regulation needs to be the...

    16. July 15, 2015

      Deutsche Bank Moscow probe spreads to UK

      The UK financial watchdog is in the early stages of an investigation into whether Deutsche Bank breached anti...

    17. July 14, 2015

      New look Treasury committee goes to work

      Mark Carney and other Bank of England officials on Tuesday went through four hours of questioning that marked the debut...

    18. July 14, 2015

      Big US fund managers fight off ‘systemic’ label

      A June 29 meeting of global watchdogs in the technocrat-heavy town of Basel was, on the surface, just another committee...

    19. July 14, 2015

      Fund managers to escape ‘systemic’ label

      The world’s biggest fund managers have escaped tough new rules that threatened to hit their profits and freedom, as...

    20. July 14, 2015

      Insurers face greater competition from pension overhaul

      Britain’s biggest insurers are facing a possible rewriting of tax relief rules that would usher in sweeping changes to...

    21. July 14, 2015

      City has more to gain than lose from gender pay gap transparency

      A tannoy at Bank underground station relays the message “Mind the Gap”. This warns commuters of two gulfs. The first is...

    22. July 13, 2015

      Financial regulator to be grilled over delay to HBOS report

      The UK financial regulator is to be grilled at its annual meeting on the continued delay to its long-awaited report on...

    23. July 12, 2015

      Barclays considers acquisition to help split off retail arm

      Barclays is considering an acquisition as the quickest way to gain the extra licence it needs to hive off its retail...

    24. July 11, 2015

      UK regulator fails to harpoon London Whale

      The UK’s financial watchdog has failed to harpoon the London Whale: the former JPMorgan Chase trader at the centre of a...

    25. July 10, 2015

      ‘Bad bank’ property sale ignites cross-border Irish scandal

      It was the biggest property transaction in the history of Northern Ireland. It involved one of the world’s leading...

    26. July 9, 2015

      UK watchdog drops case against ‘London whale’

      The UK financial watchdog has dropped its investigation of Bruno Iksil, the former JPMorgan trader known as the “London...

    27. July 8, 2015

      Big choices for Barclays as Jenkins goes

      The time for remorse and apology is over, Bob Diamond, Barclays chief executive at the time, famously told a...

    28. July 7, 2015

      City watchdog wants new regulations to cover algorithmic trading

      Managers responsible for algorithmic trading should be covered by a new accountability regime as part of a push to...

    29. July 3, 2015

      Bank of England cuts protected deposit cap to £75,000

      The Bank of England has announced that from next year it will cut the maximum deposit it will protect to £75,000,...

    30. July 2, 2015

      Zen and the art of cracking down on financial market manipulation

      The UK financial watchdog has a secret weapon in its battle to keep markets clean. His name is Patrick Spens. Lord...

    31. June 30, 2015

      Sir John Vickers rejects bankers’ concerns on ringfencing

      The founding father of UK’s bank ringfencing has dismissed the idea that by pushing retail banking units into...

    32. June 30, 2015

      Deutsche rejects watchdog claim that Jain lobbied for traders’ €130m bonus

      Deutsche Bank’s outgoing co-head, Anshu Jain, was embroiled in a furious row on Tuesday with German financial...

    33. June 30, 2015

      UK lobby group lays out EU reform demands

      Completing the single market, more independent scrutiny of regulation and a push for growth are the key demands for EU...

    34. June 25, 2015

      Indispensable banks need a sturdy ringfence

      The costs imposed by the financial crises that hit western economies in 2007 have been enormous. UK gross domestic...

    35. June 23, 2015

      Accountancy watchdog opens probe of KPMG over BNY Mellon audit

      The UK’s accountancy watchdog has launched an investigation into KPMG’s audit of the Bank of New York Mellon, two...

    36. June 23, 2015

      Regulators plan to extend bank bonus clawback to 10 years

      Banks will be able to claw back bonuses from their most senior managers for up to a decade under rules published on...

    37. June 23, 2015

      Regulators push to sever link between research and trading

      Of the 40 or so research analysts who have covered tech company Twitter in 2015, only two houses have written sell...

    38. June 22, 2015

      UK bank ringfencing: so much fuss

      Ringfences used to be uncontroversial things to enclose farmland. Their use as a tool of UK bank regulation has...

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