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    1. December 21, 2014

      A Christian leader who is living in the real world

      Across much of the western world, Christmas has long lost its connotation as a religious festival and seems increasingly a...

    2. December 19, 2014

      A year of change for your money

      The big numbers in 2014 . . .  At the start of 2014, few people in the financial services industry were particularly excited...

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    1. December 18, 2014

      UK Treasury to shake up regulatory fines

      Regulators should be more “constructive” in their dialogue with companies during investigations and involve more senior...

    2. December 18, 2014

      UK debt management company Harrington Brooks to pay compensation

      One of the UK’s biggest debt management companies is to compensate 4,500 customers after the City watchdog made its first...

    3. December 16, 2014

      BoE’s first stress exam signals issues ahead

      For most of this year, the Bank of England’s first ever public stress test exercise has been hanging ominously over the...

    4. December 12, 2014

      UK hedge fund founder Magnus Peterson denies misleading investors

      The founder of a collapsed hedge fund who faces criminal charges over an alleged $600m fraud denied in court that he misled...

    5. December 11, 2014

      Banks seek to end Twitter fiascos with social media guidelines

      Bankers could be trained in how to use Twitter, and have clauses about social media behaviour inserted into their employment...

    6. December 10, 2014

      Tables turned on FCA over briefing fiasco

      Martin Wheatley, the head of the UK’s financial regulator, lectured banks last month on their poor conduct as he imposed...

    7. December 9, 2014

      Customers face risk of higher charges at ringfenced banks

      New rules designed to protect UK bank customers from investment banking failures run the risk of pushing up charges and...

    8. December 8, 2014

      The doubts that linger over solution to ‘too big to fail’

      When big banks fail it creates a complete mess. After Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy in 2008, UK authorities were...

    9. December 8, 2014

      Payday lenders introduce lower-fee loans as new rules loom

      The UK’s biggest payday lenders are trialling loans with lower fees ahead of rules starting next year that are expected to...

    10. December 7, 2014

      UK financial watchdog to review soaring level of fines

      The UK’s financial regulator is to review its fining regime amid increasingly anguished cries from banks over the inexorable...

    11. December 5, 2014

      Stamp duty now merely a ‘bad’ tax

      Britain’s stamp duty regime will continue to distort the housing market in spite of radical reforms unveiled by George...

    12. December 5, 2014

      Chart that tells a story — fund charges

      What does this show? Fund fees are in the spotlight after an influential panel identified “persistent problems of cost...

    13. December 4, 2014

      Stress test fears prompt Co-op Bank to scrap bonus vote

      The Co-operative Bank has cancelled an imminent shareholder vote on bonuses after conceding it will probably fail...

    14. December 4, 2014

      Senior FCA executives to leave ahead of report on botched briefing

      The man in charge of supervising regulated companies at the Financial Conduct Authority is preparing to leave the watchdog...

    15. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Flash of 1980s style offers few benefits

      The chancellor George Osborne tested the credulity of business in two main ways in his Autumn Statement. First he presented...

    16. December 1, 2014

      On the issue of bank conduct the consensus is more must be done

      It struck many observers as odd when Barclays decided against joining a group of six banks that last month agreed to pay...

    17. December 1, 2014

      Co-op Bank set to fail UK stress test

      The Co-operative Bank is expected to fail a key test of British banks’ financial strength in the coming weeks, more than a...

    18. November 30, 2014

      Banks warned on putting pressure on regulators

      The chair of the UK’s influential Treasury Committee has warned banks against attempting to pressure regulators by the back...

    19. November 25, 2014

      FCA warns managers over in-house funds

      Many wealth managers and private banks have been failing to make clear when they are placing customer money into funds they...

    20. November 21, 2014

      Bank of England to probe whether staff helped rig money auctions

      The Bank of England has opened a formal investigation into whether its officials knew of – and even facilitated – the...

    21. November 21, 2014

      Multi-asset funds promise all-in-one toolkit

      Ask multi-asset fund manager Toby Nangle about his heroes, and one of his answers is surprising: a character from the...

    22. November 20, 2014

      Nest rejects ‘pension bank accounts’ and charges overhaul

      More than a million workers building retirement savings with Nest, the state-backed pension scheme, are unlikely to be...

    23. November 19, 2014

      Accountants warn on audit market reforms

      Accountants have warned about the unintended consequences of sweeping changes to the UK audit market. The reforms, which...

    24. November 19, 2014

      Calls for free access to standard credit check

      More than 15m consumers have never checked their credit report, risking their ability to get a mortgage or take advantage of...

    25. November 17, 2014

      Momentum building for fund charges reform

      Make no mistake, big changes are coming to the fund management industry. There are big pieces of EU legislation in the...

    26. November 17, 2014

      BoE’s Mark Carney urges banker bonus overhaul

      Bankers’ salaries, not just their bonuses, should be threatened if they break the rules, the Bank of England governor has...

    27. November 17, 2014

      MPs call for pay penalties to apply to more bankers

      Regulators should subject more bankers to a tougher pay regime, including bonus clawbacks, say MPs. In a report published on...

    28. November 14, 2014

      SFO loses fight to reopen Celtic Energy prosecution

      The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has had to concede defeat in a long running fraud case after failing to resurrect its...

    29. November 14, 2014

      Forex banks prepare to claw back bonuses

      Five banks at the heart of the forex rate rigging probe are preparing to claw back millions of dollars in bonuses from...

    30. November 14, 2014

      Martin Wheatley: steely enforcer out to fix City of London finance

      It was meant to be a moment to savour after a successful first year. But as British financial regulator Martin Wheatley...

    31. November 14, 2014

      ‘Death bond’ investors face heavy losses

      UK investors in three so-called “death bond” funds have been told they may lose up to 70 per cent of their original...

    32. November 13, 2014

      Penalise the banks but use the money well

      This week some British charities have an unexpected reason to smile. On Wednesday, European and American regulators imposed...

    33. November 13, 2014

      New watchdog to have power to control payments systems

      A new financial watchdog will have the power to wrest control of the UK’s trillion-pound payments systems from the big...

    34. November 12, 2014

      Why shareholders should share the bank pain over fines

      Another day, another multibillion-dollar clutch of fines to punish banks’ past wrongdoing. This time the $4.3bn bill levied...

    35. November 11, 2014

      Payday lending should be tamed, not eliminated

      Normally a business suffers when its customers become more impoverished. Payday lenders are the exception, having in a few...

    36. November 10, 2014

      FSB warns bank capital rules likely to hit dividends and bonuses

      Dividends and bonuses paid out by the world’s biggest banks could suffer a new hit after global regulators unveiled...

    37. November 6, 2014

      More UK pension savers head for capped drawdown

      Sales of capped drawdown pensions have surged as individuals who want to start taking pension benefits seek to avoid a lower...

    38. November 6, 2014

      Watchdog’s UK bank review set to question free current accounts

      Free current accounts could be in peril following the UK antitrust watchdog’s decision to launch a root-and-branch review of...

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