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      London financial sector’s influence weakened by banking crisis

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    1. March 2, 2015

      Public outrage is the perfect stick to prod HSBC into break-up

      Sitting in his spacious and elegantly decorated office in central Paris, a senior executive at a large French bank is...

    2. March 2, 2015

      Pension trustees urged to focus on key costs

      Transaction costs levied on workplace pension savers could be made more transparent quickly by focusing on eight key...

    3. March 2, 2015

      Look in Mirror reveals small company tied to big pension scheme

      Simon Fox, boss of Daily Mirror publisher Trinity Mirror, has done a good job of slowing the “Intelligent Tabloid’s”...

    4. March 1, 2015

      The right balance of banking regulation is still a way off

      Having feasted on the opiate of “light-touch” regulation before the financial crisis, Britain’s big banks are now...

    5. February 27, 2015

      Webb threatens to ‘name and shame’ high-charging pensions

      The government is threatening to name insurers which it says are not responding to calls for action over £26bn of funds held...

    6. 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...

    7. February 27, 2015

      SFO probes forest and forex investments

      The Serious Fraud Office has opened a criminal investigation into two investment schemes estimated to have lost victims...

    8. 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...

    9. February 24, 2015

      Regulator fines Aviva Investors £18m for control failures

      The Financial Conduct Authority has hit Aviva Investors with its second largest fine on record for a UK asset manager after...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. February 23, 2015

      UK business leaders fear talent drain under accountability plans

      Leading business figures raised concerns on Monday that proposals to hold senior directors accountable if things went wrong...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. February 20, 2015

      Payout hopes over lost Sipp investments

      The Financial Services Compensation Scheme is to start considering claims by investors seeking to recoup money lost on...

    16. February 20, 2015

      Fund chiefs ‘should face competition probe’

      The City watchdog is being urged to carry out a competition review into the funds industry after it began an unprecedented...

    17. February 20, 2015

      UK regulator takes aim at investment banks

      At a few minutes past seven on Thursday morning the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fired a warning shot at the investment...

    18. February 19, 2015

      City of London ‘black book’ is called for to track ‘bad apple’ traders

      Financial institutions need a private forum to share information about traders who break rules, in order to prevent “bad...

    19. February 19, 2015

      Watchdog ‘marking territory’ with UK market study

      The Financial Conduct Authority acquires new competition powers in April over financial firms. It has lost no time in...

    20. February 19, 2015

      Business divided over FCA banking review

      Big companies are well-equipped to analyse the “bundled” products offered by large City of London investment banks, but...

    21. February 19, 2015

      UK investment banks face competition probe

      Investment banks in the UK face an investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority regulator into possible conflicts of...

    22. February 19, 2015

      Investment banks: blow after blow

      The title of François Truffaut’s masterpiece Les Quatre Cents Coups is usually mistranslated. The film’s main character,...

    23. February 19, 2015

      FCA to investigate investment and corporate banking

      The Financial Conduct Authority, the UK financial regulator, has launched its first investigation into the UK’s wholesale...

    24. February 18, 2015

      UK watchdog cracks down on asset managers

      The UK’s £5tn asset management industry is not doing enough to guard against potential insider trading and market abuse, the...

    25. February 17, 2015

      Banks battle to retain junior ranks as bonuses ‘normalise’

      What’s a bonus worth In meetings across the world’s financial centres, senior bankers are having the annual conversation...

    26. February 16, 2015

      UK watchdog to tackle HSBC on standards

      HSBC is facing searching questions from regulators over the quality of its internal checks and culture after the Financial...

    27. February 13, 2015

      Bankers face extension of pay clawbacks to 10 years

      Bankers found guilty of wrongdoing could see their bonuses and fixed pay clawed back even if the offence took place 10 years...

    28. February 11, 2015

      Bank capital rules hitting markets, says BoE official

      A Bank of England official has acknowledged that new rules since the financial crisis have made it harder to trade certain...

    29. February 10, 2015

      Reckless bankers face having to pay back salary

      The UK financial watchdog is considering whether to force reckless bankers to repay their base salary — as well as bonuses —...

    30. February 8, 2015

      US scrutiny of Barclays and UBS widens forex trading probe

      The US Department of Justice is scrutinising currency-linked investments marketed by Barclays and UBS in an indication that...

    31. February 8, 2015

      Monday interview: Ross McEwan, Royal Bank of Scotland CEO

      Very few chief executives of big banks know how to brand a cow, what to do when calving season starts, or how to tell Angus...

    32. February 6, 2015

      Q&A — equity crowdfunding, peer-to-peer and mini-bonds

      The City watchdog said this week that it had intervened in the marketing of equity crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and...

    33. February 3, 2015

      FCA rebukes equity crowdfunding companies

      The City regulator is cracking down on equity crowdfunding after finding that most companies in the fast-growing sector were...

    34. 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...

    35. January 30, 2015

      Investors to launch class action against watchdog

      Investors in a suspended “death bond” fund are preparing to launch a class action against the City regulator, arguing that a...

    36. January 30, 2015

      Discretionary managers urged to reveal charges

      Discretionary fund managers are failing to disclose details of their fees and holdings which ought to be crucial to...

    37. January 30, 2015

      Q&A — new UK pension protections

      Consumer protections for millions of savers accessing their pension pots are to be bolstered from April under plans...

    38. 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...

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