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    Bank of England signals dim view of household debt

    The Bank of England has signalled that it is minded to take a dim view of household borrowing in future, blaming the...

  2. September 12, 2014

    Pension governance committees ‘compromised’, say unions

    The Opposition and unions are calling on the government to scrap plans for new committees to police value in workplace...

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  1. September 11, 2014

    JPMorgan tells clearers to build bigger buffers

    Clearing houses – which guarantee the smooth completion of financial transactions ranging from derivatives trades to...

  2. September 8, 2014

    Nest pension restrictions to be lifted in 2017

    Curbs on the state-backed workplace pension scheme are to be lifted, allowing it to compete more fully with other UK...

  3. September 8, 2014

    Law firms scrutinised in anti-money laundering push

    Specialist teams are to be sent in to scrutinise law firms amid mounting concerns they are failing to fulfil obligations to...

  4. September 5, 2014

    Chart that tells a story . . .  fund fees

    What does this show? It’s a breakdown of the cost structure on the average UK open-ended equity fund, as calculated by Fitz...

  5. September 4, 2014

    Senior MP hits out at regulators over HBOS report

    The UK’s financial watchdogs have been criticised after they secured the right to see early versions of a sensitive review...

  6. September 2, 2014

    Banks want to keep your digital ID in their vaults

    Forget current accounts and savings bonds. Britain’s high street banks believe their future role will be as repositories of...

  7. August 28, 2014

    Regulatory revenge risks scaring investors away

    A couple of years ago Roger McCormick, a law professor at London School of Economics and Political Science, assembled a team...

  8. August 28, 2014

    Deutsche Bank fined £4.7m by FCA over reporting blunders

    Deutsche Bank has been fined £4.7m in the UK for inaccurately reporting more than 29m transactions to the City regulator,...

  9. August 24, 2014

    Settlements make up 97% of fines collected by FCA, says research

    Almost all the £943m of fines collected by the UK’s financial watchdog between 2010 and 2013 came from settlements,...

  10. August 22, 2014

    Building societies seek review of curbs on mortgages

    Building societies are calling for an automatic review of Bank of England curbs on mortgage lending so they do not become...

  11. August 22, 2014

    New pension lifetime allowance scheme opens

    Investors with large accumulated pension funds have a new opportunity to protect their savings from future falls in the...

  12. August 22, 2014

    Pressure grows over fund fee transparency

    Two major industry bodies are clamping down on the way fees are levied across pensions and investments amid continuing...

  13. August 18, 2014

    Banks face grilling over business lending scheme

    Government officials are planning to discuss allegations of abuse of a lending support programme at meetings with banks in...

  14. August 15, 2014

    Crackdown on ‘misleading’ promotions

    The City regulator has opened more than 200 cases regarding promotions for consumer credit products that fail to meet its...

  15. August 15, 2014

    Challenger banks on the charge

    The UK market should be fertile ground for challenger banks. Regulators have eased requirements for new lenders; competition...

  16. August 14, 2014

    Banks horse-trade on ringfence fine print

    Some of Britain’s biggest banks are expecting to secure concessions from the regulator over the new ringfencing regime, in...

  17. August 8, 2014

    Rise in bankruptcy debt threshold recommended

    The minimum debt threshold that can trigger bankruptcy proceedings should be raised to help more people extricate themselves...

  18. August 7, 2014

    ‘No more bank bailouts’ cannot be an empty slogan

    Sometimes it is hard to state the obvious. Your spouse’s middle-aged bulge. Your boss’s bad breath. You are aware of it but...

  19. August 7, 2014

    Complicated banks face complex rules

    Six years after the global financial crisis the tolerance of the public and politicians for bankers moaning about their lot...

  20. August 7, 2014

    StanChart’s Jaspal Bindra says banks treated ‘like a criminal’

    A top executive at Standard Chartered has complained that regulators are treating banks like criminals for lapses, in an...

  21. August 6, 2014

    UK banks must give facts on regulatory burden, says Andrew Tyrie

    Bankers complaining about the burden of regulation need to produce detailed figures quantifying the cost to their companies...

  22. August 5, 2014

    George Osborne to reveal shake-up of SME loans

    Banks that reject loan applications from small and medium-sized companies will be forced to refer them online to other...

  23. August 4, 2014

    Prosecuting bankers would be a start

    Bank chief executives like to distance themselves from the waves of litigation washing over their companies by saying they...

  24. August 3, 2014

    Keydata founder threatens UK regulator for £371m

    The founder of the Keydata, the collapsed investment company, is threatening to sue the UK’s financial regulator for £371m,...

  25. August 3, 2014

    HSBC braced for fresh wave of PPI costs

    HSBC is set to become the latest bank to take a fresh charge for mis-sold payment protection insurance as Britain’s largest...

  26. August 1, 2014

    Funds in flux: are investors getting a better deal?

    When Edward Bonham Carter first joined the City of London in 1982, starched collars, expensive silk ties and lace-up leather...

  27. August 1, 2014

    The Long View: Unsettling creep of policy into price-setting

    This week’s market wobble has been significant mostly for how much attention has been paid to such a small drop in prices....

  28. July 25, 2014

    Vincent Tchenguiz strikes SFO deal

    Vincent Tchenguiz, the property entrepreneur, has accepted a £3m settlement from the UK’s Serious Fraud Office ahead of an...

  29. July 25, 2014

    Car insurers raise ‘administration’ fees

    Premiums for car insurance continue to fall but insurers are recouping revenue by sharply increasing “sneaky” administration...

  30. July 25, 2014

    UK intends to charge former Alstom employees with corruption

    Several former employees of Alstom, the French industrial champion that is the subject of a successful €12.35bn bid from...

  31. July 25, 2014

    Escaping poor cash savings rates

    I am risk-averse and retain my non-pensions savings in a cash Isa, the value of which has been eroded over the past five...

  32. July 24, 2014

    Bank provisions: be prepared

    Masters of the Universe? No. In future bankers will have to be more like scouts with their promise to “be prepared”. New...

  33. July 24, 2014

    London banks and brokers face research business shake-up

    The City of London’s biggest brokers are contemplating far-reaching changes to their business models ahead of proposed rule...

  34. July 20, 2014

    Insurers ‘dispute half of business claims’

    Insurers dispute almost half of claims made by businesses and typically take three years to reach settlements, according to...

  35. July 18, 2014

    Probe could kill off free banking, say UK lenders

    Britain’s biggest lenders have given warning that tough measures to boost competition could spell the end of free banking,...

  36. July 18, 2014

    What a €360 tyre tells me about investing

    I am an idiot. But assuming you have not yet gone on holiday in Europe this year I would like to help you be less of an...

  37. July 17, 2014

    UK financial watchdog warns more fines are in the pipeline

    Britain’s financial watchdog has warned an industry struggling to move on from a series of high profile consumer scandals to...

  38. July 16, 2014

    Insurance price comparison websites ‘failing’, says FCA regulator

    Price comparison websites are increasing the risk of consumers buying inappropriate insurance cover by not providing vital...

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