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. Four former Barclays executives could face lengthy jail sentences after the Serious Fraud Office charged them and the bank with fraud over the way Barclays raised billions of pounds from Qatar at the height of the financial crisis. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 20th of June 2017 06:48:09 AM
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....Experts said it was no surprise Centrica had decided to shutter the depot, because liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports from Qatar had significantly reduced the economic rationale for this kind of facility. Analysts at Barclays said the closure would increase the volatility of winter gas prices, a view shared by other industry-watchers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Barclays and a number of its former executives are expected to learn this week whether the Serious Fraud Office intends to bring criminal charges in relation to emergency fundraising at the height of the financial crisis. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Even worse, the fundamentals of the system that made it possible were retained intact. It is feasible that some of the top brass at Barclays will now go to jail for the way they raised billions from Qatar to avoid a government bailout – though the accused deny breaking any laws. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Barclays has paid out an estimated £18bn in bonuses since 2008, the year it raised almost £12bn to bolster its financial position and avoid a taxpayer bailout. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....One idea doing the rounds in the City needs to be knocked on the head. It is the notion that the Serious Fraud Office should have let whatever sleeping dogs there might be lie in the Barclays case. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Barclays bank and four of its former senior staff have been charged by the Serious Fraud Office with conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance, in the biggest case since the credit crunch. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Jailing Barclays bankers won’t save us from another financial crash | Joris Luyendijk image
.... Even worse, the fundamentals of the system that made it possible were retained intact. It is feasible that some of the top brass at Barclays will now go to jail for the way they raised billions from Qatar to avoid a government bailout – though the accused deny breaking any laws. ...
SFO has clear public interest in pursuing Barclays case | Nils Pratley image
....One idea doing the rounds in the City needs to be knocked on the head. It is the notion that the Serious Fraud Office should have let whatever sleeping dogs there might be lie in the Barclays case. ...
Paul Myners: Barclays realised taxpayer bailout would hit bonuses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 06:01:43 PM
. Barclays has paid out an estimated £18bn in bonuses since 2008, the year it raised almost £12bn to bolster its financial position and avoid a taxpayer bailout. ...
Closure of UK’s largest gas storage site ‘could mean volatile prices’ image
....Experts said it was no surprise Centrica had decided to shutter the depot, because liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports from Qatar had significantly reduced the economic rationale for this kind of facility. Analysts at Barclays said the closure would increase the volatility of winter gas prices, a view shared by other industry-watchers. ...
Barclays: who are the four charged bankers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 02:17:46 PM
. Barclays bank and four of its former senior staff have been charged by the Serious Fraud Office with conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance, in the biggest case since the credit crunch. ...
Senior Barclays bankers charged with fraud over credit crunch fundraising image
. Four former Barclays executives could face lengthy jail sentences after the Serious Fraud Office charged them and the bank with fraud over the way Barclays raised billions of pounds from Qatar at the height of the financial crisis. ...
Barclays to learn if SFO will press charges over Qatari cash injections image
. Barclays and a number of its former executives are expected to learn this week whether the Serious Fraud Office intends to bring criminal charges in relation to emergency fundraising at the height of the financial crisis. ...
Almost 1m UK bank customers will be forced to use new sort codes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 06:15:07 PM
.... HSBC is setting up its ringfenced retail bank in a new head office in Birmingham. Barclays, for instance, has said it will hand out new sort codes over the Easter weekend next year. ...
As we wave goodbye to cash, ATMs have had to get a whole lot smarter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 05:59:18 AM
. It’s 50 years this month since actor Reg Varney, best-known for his role in 70s sitcom On the Buses, withdrew £10 on the opening day of the world’s first cash machine at a Barclays branch in Enfield, north London. ...
Qatar and the UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:51:11 AM
General Election result is make or break for investors image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell’s proposed hike in corporation tax to 26 per cent would hit profits and markets, while tighter regulations could knock bank sector profitability. “Barclays, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland will be under sustained downward pressure”. ...
WPP needs a big name to follow Sir Martin Sorrell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 06:00:16 AM
.... Panmure has a plan, which will dominate its AGM on Thursday. The broker is bracing itself for a takeover from an investment vehicle led by Bob Diamond, the former Barclays boss who was forced out in the wake of the Libor-rigging scandal. ...
First Group leads FTSE 250 losers' list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:33:17 AM
....45% at 190p. At the start of the day, Barclays had topped the FTSE 100's list of gainers after announcing that it had sold off a bigger stake than expected in its African unit. ...
Election rules hit Bank's recruitment as monetary policy committee shrinks image
....The Bank of England’s rate-setting team could be reduced to seven members for the first time in nearly 11 years as election “purdah” rules will delay appointments until at least next month. The Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) has eight members from the usual nine after deputy governor Charlotte Hogg was forced to resign in March for failing to declare her brother works for Barclays. ...
UK shares reach new highs as sterling slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 09:42:58 AM
.... RBS shares dropped 1. 65% while Barclays was down 1. ...
Bank of England governor falls for email prank but maintains his composure image
....The Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, has fallen victim to an online prankster who got him to joke about one of his predecessor’s supposed drinking habits. Carney was caught out by the same hoaxer who tricked the Barclays boss, Jes Staley, this month. ...
If London subsidises the rest of the UK, where does that leave Scotland? | Nils Pratley image
.... It should continue to steer clear. When confronted by an email hoaxer, the governor of the Bank of the England made less of a fool of himself than the chief executive of Barclays. ...
Firms pledge to recruit more over-50s image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:27:18 AM
. Aviva, Barclays, Atos and five other firms have agreed to promote over-50s employment by publishing data about the age of their workforce. ...
Five minute guide to investing in the UK's big banks image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....The banks crashed at the height of the financial crisis and the road to recovery has been bumpy. However, the Barclays share price is up 30 per cent over the past 12 months, RBS is up around 20 per cent and Lloyds trades 6 per cent higher. ...
HSBC voice recognition system breached by customer's twin image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 02:31:12 PM
....”. Barclays introduced voice recognition software for all its 300,000 wealthiest clients in the UK in 2013. ...
JP Morgan buys bigger office for 1,000 staff in Dublin image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 02:01:38 PM
....Deutsche Bank said in April that it might move up to 4,000 jobs out of the UK as a result of Brexit, which would be nearly half its UK workforce. Other financial services firms known to be looking at moving some staff out of London include Barclays, Goldman Sachs and the insurance market Lloyds of London. ...
JP Morgan appears to make good on Brexit threat with new Dublin office image
....Lloyd’s of London, the insurance market, is opening up in Brussels although some firms are playing down the impact on their business. Last week, Barclays said Brexit was “a wholly manageable challenge” and it would not need to shift British jobs or significant operations elsewhere. ...
How to be on the winning side as mortgage war hots up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
Barclays boss Jes Staley fooled into email exchange with prankster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:05:50 PM
. Just as Jes Staley, the embattled boss of Barclays, might have hoped to lie low after a gruelling confrontation with shareholders he is now facing fresh scrutiny. ...
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Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 03:59:00 PM
. Barclays, Halifax, Skipton Building Society and Clydesale and Yokrshore banks are among the providers all currently offering the bungs. ...
Staley might be right: UK immigration policy could be key to City's future | Nils Pratley image
. Those intrepid American adventurers heading to London to explore the drama and meaning of Brexit, courtesy of the New York Times at $6,000 a pop, should strike the Barclays AGM off their list of attractions. ...
Barclays chief apologises to shareholders over whistleblowing incident image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:26:33 PM
. Jes Staley, the chief executive of Barclays under fire for his attempts to unmask a whistleblower, has admitted to hundreds of shareholders that he made a mistake and has issued a personal apology for his behaviour. ...
Pret a Manger considers putting New York IPO on the menu image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 02:23:58 PM
....Bridgepoint, the UK-based private equity firm, is thought to be considering a flotation with JP Morgan and Jefferies as lead advisers. Barclays, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Piper Jaffray are also advising on the plans. ...
Barclays CEO sees no reason for Brexit jobs shift to Europe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 12:12:29 PM
. The chief executive of Barclays has said he sees no reason to shift British jobs to Europe as a result of Brexit and described the restructuring required as straightforward compared with other challenges faced by the bank. ...
Whitbread's Alison Brittain named Veuve Clicquot businesswoman of year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:33:35 AM
....Brought up in Derbyshire, Brittain has a degree in business studies from Stirling University and an MBA from Cambridge University’s Judge institute. She started her career as a graduate trainee at Barclays and over the next two decades worked her way up to become head of retail banking at Lloyds, where she was labelled the most powerful woman in British banking. ...
Investors should get a bigger say on executive pay, says IoD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:25:49 AM
....The IoD said that despite some high profile rebellions in recent months, executive pay is still usually waved through at annual shareholder meetings. There could be further pay rebellions at the ITV, Barclays and Aviva annual general meetings on Wednesday and at the Prudential’s meeting next week. ...
Alison Brittain named Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 08:22:18 PM
....". Ms Brittain joined Barclays Bank as a graduate trainee and later became head of retail banking at Lloyds Banking Group. ...
Tory claims over energy price cap are just hot air | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 06:46:24 PM
....Shareholders are spoiled for choice with Wednesday’s bumper crop of annual meetings. Is the best entertainment to be had at Barclays, where there’s an opportunity to prod chief executive Jes Staley and ask him what on earth he was playing at in trying to unmask a whistleblower? Or should one be at ITV to tell chairman Sir Peter Bazelgette that, if he’d been on his game, he would have started looking earlier for a replacement for outgoing chief Adam Crozier?. ...
How can I run up a debt for a Barclays account I closed 15 years ago? image
. I received a letter from a debt collection agency stating that I owed Barclays £849. ...
Barclays Bank launches new £10m advertising campaign to fight fraud image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 07:51:00 AM
....Its advertising will include information targeted towards younger people and those living in urban areas - who could be particularly at risk. Barclays said research has shown that younger people aged 25 to 34 are twice as likely to be victims of online fraud than older generations. ...
Debit card control lets you 'turn off' card to beat scams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 11:19:09 PM
. High Street bank Barclays is allowing customers to "turn off" their debit card to online purchases or set daily ATM limits to reduce scams. ...
Bank of Mum and Dad is a major financial player - but could it be about to go bust? image
....EASY STREET . If you do not have enough ready cash to help younger family members, there is another option, says David Hollingworth, mortgage broker at London & Country: “The Barclays Family Springboard mortgage lets young buyers take out a mortgage of up to 100 per cent of the property value if parents deposit cash worth 10 per cent of that value in a special savings account. ...
Santander faces challenge over fraud losses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 10:08:30 AM
.... . But the account details were those of a fraudster and despite pleading with their bank, Barclays, the club has taken a big financial hit and faced closure. ...
How ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ can help children buy home WITHOUT having to hand over cash image
....Mark Harris, chief executive of mortgage broker SPF Private Clients, says: "Money from parents must really be a gift rather than a loan as far as mortgage lenders are concerned, so that it doesn’t impact the borrower’s affordability. "Parents who wish to maintain control over their savings may consider alternatives to simply handing them over, such as the Barclays Springboard mortgage or the Family Building Society Family Mortgage, where savings are offset against the mortgage as security but the parents get them back at a later date. ...
JP Morgan may move hundreds of jobs in pre-Brexit move image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:42:46 PM
....Deutsche Bank said last week it could move up to 4,000 jobs out of the UK as a result of Brexit - nearly half its UK workforce. Barclays told the BBC the bank was preparing to add hundreds of staff to offices in Dublin, Frankfurt and Milan to counter Brexit risks to its European business. ...
If Barclays CEO is shown the door, let it be for the right reason | Nils Pratley image
. If Jes Staley, chief executive of Barclays, ends up losing his job over the whistleblower affair, he’ll deserve no sympathy. ...
Barclays chief clashes with private equity firm over family dispute image
. Barclays boss Jes Staley has incurred the wrath of one of the bank’s most powerful clients, private equity giant KKR, after backing his brother-in-law in a legal dispute with the buyout house. ...
UK manufacturing records fastest growth for three years, figures show image
.... But input cost inflation had eased significantly since hitting a record high in January, Dobson noted. Mike Rigby, head of manufacturing at Barclays highlighted the mixed effects of the weak pound on manufacturers. ...
Hard times for Whole Foods: 'People say it's for pretentious people. I can see why' image
.... Other rivals, including Kroger, picked up Whole Foods customers. Last month, Barclays advised that Whole Foods had experienced a “staggering” decline in foot traffic that it estimated at 3%, or roughly 14 million customers. ...
Email scammers turn their sights on youth football teams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 06:00:22 AM
....The Reading-based Laurel Park FC says it has had to suspend all planned spending, and the treasurer has resigned, after he was duped into making a series of payments to what he thought were companies undertaking work for the club. The scam started when he received what looked like a routine email from the chairman asking him to pay £7,000 to a supplier from the club’s Barclays account. ...
UK GDP growth slower than expected as inflation bites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 02:33:56 PM
.... It added that the Brexit vote had also increased instability in the UK as “highlighted by the snap election called for June 2017”. Economists at Barclays said GDP growth had come in weaker than the Bank of England had expected and strengthened the case for keeping interest rates at their record low of 0. ...
Barclays pulls FTSE 100 lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 11:29:13 AM
. Shares in Barclays were the biggest fallers on the FTSE 100, despite the bank reporting a doubling of quarterly profits. ...
Barclays profits more than double image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:36:15 AM
. Barclays says its profits more than doubled in the first three months of the year, boosted by better performance across the board. ...
No branch?  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:05:04 PM
.... They say all that can be done is to manage the decline of ATMs, and cash in general, until they are replaced entirely by a digital wallet found on our phones. This debate is a far cry from the hurried signing of contracts, over a pink gin, between Barclays and John Shepherd-Barron in the UK some 50 years ago. ...
Barclays boss faces shareholder revolt over whistleblowing case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:37:05 PM
. Barclays’ chief executive is facing a shareholder revolt at next month’s annual meeting because of the ongoing regulatory investigation into his attempts to unmask a whistleblower. ...
TV drama and the weak pound set the scene for holidaymakers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:01:32 PM
.... . A Barclays survey suggests that Linnea is not alone in choosing to explore Britain thanks to a passion for UK's small screen drama exports. ...
Deutsche Bank: 4,000 jobs at risk of being moved out of UK after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:03:42 PM
.... Goldman Sachs has warned that hundreds of roles could change, while HSBC could switch 1,000 investment banking jobs from London to Paris. Jes Staley, chief executive of Barclays, told a conference in London that banks could have to start moving jobs within six months, and called for clarity on the status of EU nationals working in the UK. ...
Barclays boss sounds Brexit talent warning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:19:59 PM
. Barclays chief executive Jes Staley has said access to talented workers after Brexit is "tremendously important" for the UK's financial sector. ...
Barclays boss: Banks need access to talent post-Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:13:50 PM
. Barclays chief executive Jes Staley says access to talent after Brexit is "tremendously important" to the City of London. ...
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Jonathan Ive: UK needs global talent image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:13:50 PM
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FTSE 100 up 2% as European stocks rally after French vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 07:55:14 AM
....Markets now expect Mr Macron to beat Ms Le Pen in the second round of the vote, installing a French president seen by investors as pro-Europe and pro-business. Barclays finished 5. ...
Barclays boss’s spy act is a funny old business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:00:05 AM
. Say what you like about Barclays’ American boss Jes Staley (please, knock yourself out) but don’t assume he’s a stereotypical Wall Streeter with an underdeveloped sense of irony. ...
How to find the best personal loan without damaging your credit rating image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:00:06 AM
....”. Aside from TSB, they include HSBC, Ikano Bank and RateSetter, plus the Halifax, NatWest and Barclays (with the last three you must be an existing customer). ...
M&S share rise fails to lift FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:12:14 AM
. Marks and Spencer was one of the trading day's best performers after analysts at Barclays gave a thumbs-up to management's restructuring plans. ...
The hippo at work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:31:05 PM
....Brian Morgan, professor of entrepreneurship at Cardiff Metropolitan University, says there are numerous examples of bad business decisions that may have been prevented if senior bosses had been more willing to accept a collective approach to decision making. "The recent whistleblowing controversy at UK bank Barclays has brought into sharp focus the importance of creating a corporate culture of openness, where employees feel confident to speak candidly about some of the issues facing the business," he says. ...
UK government vows strong action to rein in energy companies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:25:24 PM
....Others said they expected the question of what to do about loyal energy customers paying over the odds to feature in the major parties’ election manifestos. Experts at Barclays said: “We believe it quite likely that most, if not all will announce measures to intervene in the domestic supply market in some way. ...
Services matter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 11:13:46 PM
....The UK still exports more goods than services, but that lead has narrowed dramatically. Research commissioned by Barclays Bank projected that services could account for more than half of British exports within a decade. ...
Investors think the election means a softer Brexit – are they right? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:40:16 PM
.... That sounds a more realistic plan. Andrew Bailey, head of the Financial Conduct Authority, refused to mention Jes Staley or Barclays when asked about whistleblowing. ...
Brexit, PPI and high cost credit are top priorities for City watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 05:32:29 PM
....6bn) was moved out of Russia during a four-year period from 2010. Bailey was also asked about the importance of the whistleblowing regime, a focus since last week’s revelations that Jes Staley, chief executive of Barclays, was being investigated for trying to identify a whistleblower. ...
Libor rigging: chancellor urged inquiry into Bank of England allegations image
....Libor is used as a reference point around the world for loans and mortgages and is set each day by a panel of leading banks, with each one submitting the rates at which it is willing to borrow. Revelations that the rate was rigged at the height of the financial crisis have led to banks being fined hundreds of millions of pounds from a variety of regulators, while bankers from Barclays and UBS have been jailed. ...

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