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    1. February 9, 2016

      London whale boss fined nearly £800,000 by UK watchdog

      The UK financial regulator has fined the boss of the so-called London Whale at JPMorgan Chase nearly £800,000 over the...

    2. February 7, 2016

      UK fears that rules harm insurance competition

      The UK government and regulators have launched a push to change key aspects of the new Solvency II regime for insurers...

    Special Reports

    1. The FT’s Year in Finance

      After another eventful year, one thing is clear — the world is still a long way from r...
    2. Working in International Banking

      Five years after the global financial crisis, pay and bonuses for bankers - and the re...
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    1. February 7, 2016

      Osborne pushed to clarify when banks can offset regulatory costs

      George Osborne, the chancellor, has been called upon to clarify when banks might use costs relating to misconduct and...

    2. February 4, 2016

      UK refuses to give up bonus cap battle

      The UK has not abandoned its battle against an EU cap on bankers’ bonuses, including it in a list of regulations that...

    3. February 4, 2016

      FCA extends accountability regime to high-frequency traders

      Algorithmic and high-frequency traders will be captured by an accountability regime as part of a push by the UK...

    4. February 3, 2016

      Brokers should bin the bundles of research notes

      Over the past four decades, many City of London conventions have been quietly abandoned. Stockbrokers no longer charge...

    5. February 3, 2016

      Financial regulators call for more detail on EU referendum deal

      The heads of Britain’s twin financial regulators said more detail is needed on David Cameron’s deal to allow the City...

    6. January 31, 2016

      British regulators help Iranian banks come in from the cold

      Top UK regulators are trying to help three Iranian-owned banks reintegrate into the financial system after years of...

    7. January 29, 2016

      BoE tells UK’s largest lenders to build new buffer

      HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland an‎d other large UK lenders will have to hold a special buffer of capital as part of...

    8. January 27, 2016

      FCA’s courtship of Greg Medcraft ends awkwardly

      It was a prolonged courtship that stretched down under but left Australia’s top financial regulator feeling slightly...

    9. January 27, 2016

      New bank regulator Andrew Bailey signals softer approach

      The new boss of the Financial Conduct Authority has signalled a clear break with the tough regulatory regime of his...

    10. January 26, 2016

      Analysis: FCA must now look at its governance

      It is hard to imagine Andrew Bailey celebrating his appointment to head the Financial Conduct Authority. After all, the...

    11. January 26, 2016

      Andrew Bailey appointed head of Financial Conduct Authority

      George Osborne has ended months of uncertainty over the leadership of the UK’s troubled financial regulator picking a...

    12. January 26, 2016

      Andrew Bailey: Six-month search and last-minute decision for FCA head

      George Osborne boasted about casting “the net far and wide” in the hunt for a new City enforcer, but a chaotic...

    13. January 26, 2016

      City gives thumbs up to Andrew Bailey’s FCA move

      “Wow. How did they persuade him to do that?” That was how one senior City investment banker responded to the news that...

    14. January 22, 2016

      Enforcers concerned about ‘piling on’ in bank probes

      Senior UK and US enforcement officials have warned against the “piling on” of authorities in cross-border financial...

    15. January 22, 2016

      City Insider: Davos sees brave face put on torrid outlook

      Davos 2016: Burning ambitions Rome burns all around them but, at the Belvedere Hotel, the Bavarian band plays on. This...

    16. January 21, 2016

      KPMG to face preliminary enquiries into HBOS audit

      The UK’s accountancy watchdog has moved closer to launching a formal investigation into KPMG over its audit of HBOS,...

    17. January 20, 2016

      FCA says the Treasury does not interfere with its decisions

      The chairman of the UK’s financial watchdog has strongly denied any political interference in its operations. John...

    18. January 20, 2016

      UK’s financial regulators move to boost challenger banks

      The Bank of England is working on a range of solutions to help challengers in the UK deal with hefty capital...

    19. January 20, 2016

      FCA seeks strong leader after stormy year for financial regulator

      As George Osborne arrives in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week for the World Economic Forum’s annual conference,...

    20. January 17, 2016

      Antitrust watchdog gives notice of ‘substantial fines’

      The country’s top antitrust regulator has warned UK companies — and especially big pharma — to expect “substantial...

    21. January 17, 2016

      Audit merry-go-round increases competition but limits choice

      When they set out to reform the auditing industry after the financial crisis, Europe’s regulators had two main...

    22. January 15, 2016

      Former Co-op Bank chiefs fined and banned

      The former chief executive and head of corporate banking at the Co-operative Bank, the UK lender that almost collapsed...

    23. January 14, 2016

      FCA launches inquiry into leak of bank review documents

      The City watchdog has launched a full-scale leak inquiry after the Financial Times reported on internal documents...

    24. January 13, 2016

      Bank of England tightens bonus rules

      “Bad apple” traders who jump from job to job around the City of London could have their bonuses revoked even after they...

    25. January 12, 2016

      BoE official oversaw FCA retreat from inquiry into banking culture

      A Bank of England official oversaw the move by the City regulator to scrap a review into Britain’s banks, it emerged on...

    26. January 12, 2016

      Culture is a matter for banks not UK regulators

      The former chief executive of Barclays, Bob Diamond, once defined the culture of a corporation as how its employees...

    27. January 11, 2016

      FCA denies being pressed by Treasury to drop banking review

      George Osborne’s claim that he was not aware of plans by the Financial Conduct Authority to drop an inquiry into...

    28. January 8, 2016

      George Osborne accused of leaning on City of London watchdog

      The chorus of opposition voices alleging government interference in in the Financial Conduct Authority grew after a...

    29. January 8, 2016

      Liquidity may be victim of zealous probes

      I am a market maker, you are a trader, he is a price manipulator. Everywhere, investors bemoan the decline in...

    30. January 7, 2016

      Confusion over chief executive’s job leaves FCA ‘rudderless’

      Tracey McDermott always seemed an unlikely fit as a chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority: she is not...

    31. January 7, 2016

      SFO plea for extra £21m raises interference concerns

      British fraud prosecutors have asked for £21m in additional funding, including £15.5m needed urgently. The Serious...

    32. January 7, 2016

      Tracey McDermott rules herself out of race to head FCA

      The race to head the UK’s embattled financial regulator has been thrown into turmoil after the leading internal...

    33. January 6, 2016

      Bankers still need a ‘bashing’ — as do the rest of us

      New year is a good time to think about whether your critics are right about you and whether you should change your...

    34. December 31, 2015

      George Osborne urged to revive review of bank culture

      George Osborne is coming under pressure to revive a review of banking culture after it emerged the UK’s financial...

    35. December 30, 2015

      New normality for banks leaves system exposed

      Western policymakers took big strides in 2015 towards returning the global financial system to some kind of normality....

    36. December 22, 2015

      UK banks: catching up with the spin

      British banks like to boast that they are fixing themselves — cutting costs, shrinking balance sheets, lifting capital...

    37. December 22, 2015

      A vintage year: 12 gifts for the City in 2015

      Since the financial crisis, Britain’s bankers have been vilified, fired and mocked. One was sent to prison this year...

    38. December 21, 2015

      Regulator urged to widen asset manager probe

      UK regulators should investigate whether financial advisers are colluding with asset managers to conceal the true costs...

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