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    1. May 22, 2015

      Regulator outlines scope of UK banking probe

      The practice of banks cross-selling products to corporate clients is set to be a focus of the UK financial regulator’s probe...

    2. May 21, 2015

      Bank fines credited for culture shift

      Multibillion-dollar fines — such as the record settlement imposed on six banks over foreign-exchange manipulation — are...

    3. May 21, 2015

      Big lenders and insurers’ boards to answer for risk-taking

      More responsibility has been heaped on boards of the biggest lenders and insurers in the UK after the Bank of England said...

    4. May 21, 2015

      UK rejects European anti-fraud guidelines

      The UK has rejected a set of European security guidelines designed to safeguard internet payments, fuelling concerns that...

    5. May 21, 2015

      Competition watchdog focuses on bank account switching

      Halfway through its investigation of retail banking, the UK competition watchdog has said barriers to entry are not a big...

    6. May 20, 2015

      Light falls on culture of impunity and immunity

      A harsh light has been cast once more on the culture at the heart of global banks and their vast trading operations....

    7. May 19, 2015

      Ex-Deutsche Bank trader files case against FCA

      Christian Bittar, a former star trader at Deutsche Bank, has lodged a challenge against the UK’s financial regulator,...

    8. May 15, 2015

      High-frequency trading faces tougher Bank of England scrutiny

      High-frequency trading is to face tougher scrutiny from the Bank of England in an attempt to reduce the risk of shocks to...

    9. May 14, 2015

      Rising tide of financial regulation washes over recalcitrant boards

      Nearly half of the world’s biggest financial institutions are still not doing enough at board level to address risk...

    10. May 11, 2015

      Bank levy is ripe for reform as lenders cannot be vilified forever

      Chancellor George Osborne is planning another Budget soon, as the UK’s new Conservative administration redoubles its efforts...

    11. May 11, 2015

      Insurers under fire from FCA over unclear monthly premium costs

      Paying for home or car insurance in monthly instalments can add more than a third to the cost of an annual premium, the UK...

    12. May 8, 2015

      Comment: SEC should make spoofing focus of markets meeting

      Until recently US regulators had one story about the 2010 flash crash. It was in a report Securities and Exchange Commission...

    13. May 7, 2015

      Banker-bashing makes a comeback in general election campaign

      Banker-bashing is back. The City had thought the worst was over, as a recovering UK economy reduced public anger, but the...

    14. May 6, 2015

      HSBC should seek its future in Hong Kong

      Scottish nationalism figured prominently in the campaign for Thursday’s UK general election. But the first true act of...

    15. May 3, 2015

      The precarious prospects of London finance

      It was 2006, and the City of London was enjoying an extraordinary surge, capturing market share and kudos from its global...

    16. April 30, 2015

      Balls seeks to reassure sceptical City over taxes and regulation

      Ed Balls, shadow chancellor, has sought to reassure a sceptical City that an incoming Labour government would not drive...

    17. April 27, 2015

      The outdated ring fence that will starve City of London finance

      The rules imposed on Britain’s banks in the years after the financial crisis are beginning to look like the old English law...

    18. April 26, 2015

      Ruth Markland to join Deloitte as non-executive director

      Ruth Markland, the outgoing senior independent director of Standard Chartered, has been named an independent non-executive...

    19. April 24, 2015

      HSBC looks to leave troubles behind

      HSBC threatens to move headquarters out of UK Back in 2013, when HSBC suspended its traditional practice of holding a...

    20. April 24, 2015

      Insurance renewal has become a tiresome game

      Last year, we published a column arguing that most people are over-insured and waste substantial sums protecting themselves...

    21. April 24, 2015

      HSBC threatens to move headquarters from UK

      HSBC threatens to move headquarters out of UK HSBC threw down the gauntlet to the British government on Friday as Britain’s...

    22. April 22, 2015

      Hounslow was not origin of havoc in New York

      Here is what we know about US equity markets. First, they are large — the S&P 500 alone has a capitalisation of $20tn....

    23. April 22, 2015

      Flash crash: Ten days in Hounslow

      Five years after the “flash crash” of 2010 caused mayhem in the equity markets, US authorities are focusing on the actions...

    24. April 22, 2015

      Digital transfers increase pressure over platform exit fees

      The number of investment platforms using automated transfers has shot up during the past two years, prompting critics to...

    25. April 22, 2015

      UK watchdog fines Merrill Lynch £13.3m over reporting blunders

      Merrill Lynch has been fined £13.3m by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority for incorrectly reporting more than 35m...

    26. April 20, 2015

      British regulator challenges US over Berkshire scrutiny

      British regulators have challenged their US peers over their apparent reluctance to subject Warren Buffett’s Berkshire...

    27. April 20, 2015

      G4S becomes latest to scale back quarterly reports

      G4S, the world’s biggest security provider, has become the latest company to reduce their number of trading updates...

    28. April 18, 2015

      George Osborne vows to boost UK bank competition

      George Osborne has vowed to increase retail banking competition by proposing a target to issue at least 15 new licences in...

    29. April 16, 2015

      Tax reprieve for investment bond holders

      Holders of investment bonds who have overpaid tax on withdrawals could be able to reclaim thousands from the tax authority,...

    30. April 16, 2015

      Business paints bleak picture of UK

      A panel of financial service veterans on Wednesday painted a bleak picture of the UK’s attractiveness for big business after...

    31. April 15, 2015

      Fines fail to spur banks into action on client cash

      The record £126m fine handed out by the UK regulator against Bank of New York Mellon for not properly ringfencing client...

    32. April 15, 2015

      UK regulator hits BNY Mellon with record £126m fine

      Bank of New York Mellon has been fined a record £126m by the UK regulator for failing to comply with rules that require...

    33. April 14, 2015

      FCA fines Clydesdale Bank record £21m for PPI failings

      The UK’s financial regulator has imposed its largest penalty to date for failings around selling payment protection...

    34. April 7, 2015

      Silver Ridge hedge fund launch delayed over FCA inquiry

      UK regulators have held up the launch of a new hedge fund because one of the founders headed up foreign exchange at...

    35. April 5, 2015

      Risk officers rise in UK executive ranks

      The increasing importance of managing risk by financial institutions in the wake of the crisis has been underscored by...

    36. April 2, 2015

      TPAS poised for pension guidance rush

      The 64-year-old man with two pension pots and a “fit wife” who received a call from the government’s Pension Wise service...

    37. March 30, 2015

      Deal to lower charges on legacy pension schemes

      Charges on about £10bn worth of savings held in expensive legacy pensions are to be cut to 0.75 per cent under a deal struck...

    38. March 30, 2015

      BoE to stress test banks’ ability to cope in global crisis

      Britain’s seven biggest lenders will be assessed on whether they could withstand a severe external shock including a Chinese...

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