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.... It took time to realise that there would be no smooth break with the EU and that negotiations would not be wrapped up in two years. There might be no free-trade agreement, no passporting rights for British banks seeking to do business in the EU, and not even an agreement on landing rights for British aircraft on the continent. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The experts strike back! How economists are being proved right on Brexit | Barry Eichengreen image
.... It took time to realise that there would be no smooth break with the EU and that negotiations would not be wrapped up in two years. There might be no free-trade agreement, no passporting rights for British banks seeking to do business in the EU, and not even an agreement on landing rights for British aircraft on the continent. ...
New £10 unveiled: Everything you need to know about the Jane Austen note image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 09:53:00 PM
....Bank of England boss Mark Carney revealed the Pride & Prejudice author would be on the note in 2013 - to the backdrop of twitter trolls attacking those who campaigned for it. Feminist Caroline Criado-Perez fought to keep a woman on a British banknote and was backed by Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy. ...
The Guardian view on the 1%: all gain, no pain | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 06:59:34 PM
. This summer marks 10 years since the beginning of the financial crash in the UK, when depositors lined up outside branches of a small British bank, Northern Rock, to withdraw all of their savings as quickly as possible, particularly since everyone else was doing the same. ...
Will cheap car loans steer Britain to a financial crash? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... It tested a fall in used car values of 30%, with PCP buyers handing back their cars in huge volumes, and even then the losses knocked just 0. 1% off the capital ratios of British banks. ...
Chip: the robot banker trying to pull millennials out of their overdrafts image
....“The first big problem for us to solve with this is pulling people out of this overdraft behaviour, and help them live their lives in the black,” he says. “Overdrafts are the sleeping dragon of the British banking industry: 40% of Brits use their overdraft every month, 20% are perpetually in them. ...
HSBC cash sweetener aims to entice staff to new Birmingham HQ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 03:56:29 PM
.... About 48,000 of HSBC’s 257,000 staff work in Britain. Many British banks and other businesses are trying to relocate parts of their operations out of London because of the rising cost of office space in the capital. ...
RBS could rob us of the chance to see Fred Goodwin grilled in court | Nils Pratley image
.... In all likelihood, the case would be dominated by dense technical points related directly to the content of the rights issue document. But the exercise might still provide valuable insight into the biggest failure in British banking history. ...
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. ...
UK economy grows by 0.3% as service sector slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 08:32:58 AM
....The caution among consumers was underlined on Friday in separate figures from the British Bankers' Association. These showed British banks approved the fewest mortgages in four months in March and consumer credit growth slowed. ...
RBS reports first quarter profit as turnaround continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:26:06 AM
....RBS said in February it had found a potential escape from its seven-year hunt for a buyer. Instead of a sale, the government is applying to the European Commission to approve a new plan whereby RBS will put in place measures to boost the competitiveness of smaller British bank peers. ...
Cyber attacks 'hit one in five UK firms' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 02:26:38 AM
....Last year, Tesco Bank reported losing £2. 5m in an unprecedented breach at a British bank. ...
City minister in right and proper pickle over financial crime image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 04:53:03 PM
.... Having recently been relieved of any involvement in Brexit after everyone realised he was hopelessly out of his depth, the Treasury was conducting a process of elimination to discover if there was anything he could do well. On the basis of his answers to an urgent question from Labour on the Guardian’s allegations about British banks processing billions of pounds of dirty Russian money, the answer might well be nothing. ...
Banker Charlotte Hogg’s error is a cautionary tale for the privileged | Deborah Orr image
.... Even if they do, her judgment is still in question. It’s just not conceivable that the fact Hogg’s only sibling had a powerful post in a British bank would not have a place in her mind, even if thrust to the back of it. ...
Vast losses at RBS are a legacy of a failed system | Will Hutton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:05:15 AM
.... Tesco had to take huge writedowns over scarcely credible, large-scale accounting irregularities. British banks have paid more than £53bn in fines for misconduct, notably in the mis-selling of personal protection insurance policies, over the past 15 years. ...
Results will reveal the good, the bad and the ugly of UK banks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 03:37:29 PM
....Gareth Thomas, the MP who chairs the Co-operative Party, said it would have been better to convert W&G into a mutual. “Whilst there have been many reforms the lack of competition in British banking is worse now than in 2008 and the re-privatisation of RBS will only make that worse,” said Thomas. ...
Frankfurt prepares for Brexit bankers: 'Maybe our city will change them' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 07:15:19 AM
....The age-old German afternoon tradition of kaffee und kuchen (coffee and cake) attracts customers in the afternoon, and a fridge is full of rieslings, craft beers and ciders for after-work gatherings. “I heard British bankers like their craft beers,” Hoepfner says. ...
Dow Jones hits record high – is Trump good for stock markets? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 03:18:04 PM
Lloyds bank accounts targeted in huge cybercrime attack image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 12:20:26 PM
....5m from 9,000 accounts. Several other major British banks have been hit by service outages over the past two years when their systems were flooded with fake requests. ...
Tech startups to make your life more slick, secure and stylish in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:00:00 PM
....Banking startup Monzo launched in 2015, but 2017 is set to be a turning point for the fintech darling. For the first 18 months of its public operation, Monzo has been limited in what it can offer customers by British banking regulations, forcing it to operate as little more than a pre-paid debit card with a (very slick) app. ...
Smell the difference image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 11:12:09 PM
....Hence they are investing millions of pounds in makeovers. In fact, in 2017 at least three British banks will open more branches than they will close. ...
Turn RBS into a building society says Co-op party chief image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 02:00:28 PM
....Royal Bank of Scotland should be mutualised to overhaul the culture of the bailed-out bank and bolster high street competition, according to an MP. With the 73% taxpayer-owned bank on course for its ninth consecutive year of annual losses since its £45bn bailout, Gareth Thomas argued that turning it into a mutual like a building society would “conserve the strength and credibility of one of our major financial global players whilst injecting a much needed dose of competition and diversity into British banking”. ...
100 Women 2016: Santander boss Shriti Vadera on sexism in banking image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:14:22 AM
. Shriti Vadera, chair of Santander UK, is the first woman to chair a major British bank. ...
The Big Short: is the next financial crisis on its way? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 07:00:01 AM
.... But MPPS’s share price remains at just 25 cents, down more than 90% from two years ago. How worried should British bank account (and shareholders) be? “I’m not really worried about England’s banks,” says Eisman. ...
Tesco cyber-raid raises serious questions over UK banks’ security image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of November 2016 04:00:53 PM
....Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), told MPs last week that “there are elements of this [attack] that look unprecedented”, but did not elucidate. What parts are unprecedented? The fraud was far from the largest conducted on a UK bank; in September, the23-year-old head of a fraud ring, Feezan Hameed, was jailed for 11 years, after his gang stole £113m from British banks. ...
Indian rupees: Holders of notes abroad face tough battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 12:32:58 PM
....People outside of India holding discontinued 500 and 1,000-rupee (£6; £12) notes face difficulties exchanging them, BBC research has found. British banks are generally not accepting the notes and technically, they should not leave the country. ...
RT: NatWest to close Russian channel's UK bank accounts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 11:13:52 AM
....". The UK Treasury said it does not comment on individual cases, but added that no new sanctions or obligations relating to Russia had been imposed on British banks by the government since February 2015. ...
Brown shoes and loud ties 'hinder investment banking hopefuls' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 01:45:11 PM
...."Relatively opaque codes of conduct also extend to dress," the report said. "To provide one example - for men the wearing of brown shoes with a business suit is generally, though not always, considered unacceptable by and for British bankers within the investment banking (corporate finance) division. ...
CMA report on UK banking industry is weak and disappointing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 12:24:49 PM
.... They were certainly a lot more worried when the investigation was launched two years ago, because at the time, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government felt the need to respond to Ed Miliband’s suggestion that the oligopoly should be broken up. Related: British banks: doing their worst for us. ...
Deutsche Bank threatens deeper cost cuts as profits dive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 07:18:57 AM
....4bn. Mr Cryan, a British banker who took the helm at Deutsche last year, has embarked on an overhaul and has previously warned restructuring costs are likely to peak this year. ...
HSBC avoided US money laundering charges because of 'market risk' fears image
....The report says: "George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, the UK's chief financial minister, intervened in the HSBC matter by sending a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. to express the UK's concerns regarding US enforcement actions against British banks. ...
Barclays 'has no plans to move jobs' after Brexit vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of June 2016 02:00:14 PM
....American bank JP Morgan has said up to 4,000 of its 16,000 UK workforce may be relocated. Mr Staley was keen to emphasise that Barclays was a British bank that will remain anchored in Britain and although he conceded Barclays might set up a subsidiary in Europe, it wouldn't necessarily be at the expense of UK jobs. ...
EU 'bank passport' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 25th of June 2016 02:10:02 PM
.... . Among them, suggestions that British banks can expect reduced access to the market for financial services in the remaining 27 EU states. ...
EU referendum: Moody's cut UK's credit outlook to 'negative' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 25th of June 2016 07:18:50 AM
....He gave the warning while on a visit to the UK during the referendum campaign. The result of the referendum - which saw more than 30 million people turn out to vote - saw British bank shares lose nearly a third of their value before rallying on Friday afternoon. ...
Bank shares plunge on Brexit vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 11:23:32 AM
....Shares in Europe's other main banks fell heavily, with Germany's Deutsche Bank down more than 13% and France's Societe Generale more than 20% lower. "The UK and European banking system has been hit particularly hard as there was already fears about their health, and now there are worries about the linkages between European and British banks," said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets. ...

FTSE 100: winners and losers on the day UK voted for Brexit
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 08:08:10 AM
EU referendum: What next for the world's central banks? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 05:12:23 AM
.... The Italian bank could then get Swiss francs from the European Central Bank (ECB), (and the Swiss National Bank would be able to offer euros to Swiss banks if needed). The Bank of England is involved in these arrangements so it can get foreign currency if British banks were to need it urgently. ...
Winston Churchill plastic £5 note ends trail of paper money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of June 2016 07:30:02 AM
....The Churchill fiver will replace the current £5 note featuring prison reformer Elizabeth Fry. News in 2013 that she would be replaced with the former prime minister sparked an outcry as it meant that, apart from the Queen, there would be no female figures on British banknotes. ...
The Guardian view on the big banks: shake them up, please | Editorial image
.... The most eloquent verdict on the proposals came from the market. Had the competition watchdog lived up to its name and brought in more actual competition, shares in Lloyds and RBS – the behemoths of British banking – should have been on the floor. ...
US and UK urge banks to do business with Iran image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 05:38:12 PM
....Related: Was the Iran nuclear deal just a triumph of White House spin?. A British banking official said the meeting had gone “relatively well” but had not changed “issues that have been of longstanding and major concern to the banking industry”. ...
JMW Turner to be face of next £20 note image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of April 2016 03:05:11 PM
....JMW Turner, one of Britain’s greatest painters, is to be the face of the new £20 note, following a nationwide vote. It will be the first time an artist has appeared on a British banknote, after the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, asked the public to nominate a deceased cultural figure they felt deserved the high honour. ...
Panama Papers: call for offshore tax reform after data revelations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 06:47:40 AM
....• How laundered cash from Britain’s largest gold bullion robbery was hidden. • The role of a British banker who set up a secret offshore finance company allegedly used to help North Korea sell arms and expand its nuclear weapons programme. ...
Sanctioned clients on Panama firm's books image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of April 2016 06:24:49 PM
.... . The leaked files reveal the owners of DCB Finance were a North Korean official, Kim Chol Sam and Nigel Cowie, a British banker who was also CEO of the sanctioned Daedong Credit Bank. ...
Bankers' bonuses still simmering as companies face shareholders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of March 2016 02:28:04 PM
.... HSBC has cut the bonus pool by 3%, but interestingly, the number of employees earning more than €1m (£790,000) has increased significantly from 320 people to 453. Related: British bank annual results – interactive. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 24th of March 2016 09:42:00 AM
. LONDON - British banks approved fewer mortgages in February than in January, when they hit a nearly two-year high, but demand was pushed up again by the approach of a higher tax on buy-to-let properties, industry figures showed. ...
The multimillion dollar palm oil deal we should all be worried about image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of March 2016 09:12:15 AM
....This follows an aborted $680m deal late last year, the collapse of which was put down to heavy criticism from investors who felt the deal was too expensive. British bank Standard Chartered was also pulled into controversy over the deal and became the target of a campaign asking it not to loan money to Felda. ...
FCA chief denies new regime is soft on bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of March 2016 12:01:48 AM
....They were born out of ideas presented by the parliamentary commission on banking standards set up in the wake of the Libor rigging scandal in 2012. George Osborne said: “The new criminal offence, which becomes law today, is the latest milestone in my plan to ensure that the British banking industry operates to the highest possible standard. ...
It’s true, the City will suffer if Britain votes to leave the EU image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 06:23:19 PM
.... Macron suggests that if Britain were to leave the EU, bankers might want to passport through Paris instead. Even British banks would be forced to set up passporting arrangements to ensure continued access to the single market. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 08:44:35 AM
....0 percent on an annual basis. British bankers have said they have seen growing demand for mortgages in recent weeks as investors seek to purchase buy-to-let properties before the new tax is introduced in April. ...
Why is Barclays pulling out of Africa? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of March 2016 11:39:00 AM
....And all this talk of Barclays wanting to get rid of its 62% stake in its Africa business is naturally viewed as an indication that the story of African growth isn't as real as many "Africa rising" headlines have been suggesting. When a leading British bank gives up a legacy and a long history of operating in Africa, it's not a good a sign. ...
What the bank results tell us about their and UK economy's health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of February 2016 07:27:58 PM
RBS pays chief executive Ross McEwan £3.8m as it reports £2bn loss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of February 2016 07:34:49 AM
....” The management, said Davies, was motivated by a belief that working at the bank “is extremely worthwhile from a national point of view”. Related: British bank annual results – interactive. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of February 2016 09:59:31 AM
. British banks approved the highest number of mortgages in almost two years in January as some investors sought to snap up properties before a tax on buy-to-let properties due in April, industry figures showed on Wednesday. ...
British bank annual results – interactive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 05:47:05 PM
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EU deal: Business groups cheer on Cameron's  EU settlement  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 20th of February 2016 02:14:41 PM
.... . The Bank of England, which is responsible for overseeing financial stability in the UK, has pushed for the Government to preserve its role overseeing British banks. ...
PPI claims firms face crackdown on fees image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 06:36:16 PM
.... . Since 2011, British banks have paid out more than £22bn to borrowers who were mis-sold payment protection firm (PPI). ...
John Vickers says banks still need more capital image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 12:58:53 PM
.... He is now criticising the UK authorities for not fully implementing those recommendations. “The Bank of England is proposing substantially milder equity requirements for British banks than did the ICB. ...
Warning over weaker bank safety buffers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of February 2016 04:10:53 PM
....The clear lesson is that banks, especially major banks providing core retail services, need much bigger safety buffers - more capital relative to loan exposures. Important progress has been made internationally and in the UK on this front, but a key policy question remains open: how big a safety buffer should major British banks have?. ...
Who is to blame for the stock market meltdown? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 14th of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... Public anger is yet to fade as the banking sector is still mired in controversy, including the ongoing PPI mis-selling scandal, Libor rigging and the Barclays “dark pool” trading operations. However, UK regulators have forced banks to build up their capital buffers to avoid a repeat bailout and this time British bankers cannot be blamed. ...
Families of Americans killed by Mexican cartels sue HSBC for laundering billions image
. Four families of Americans killed by Mexican drug cartels are suing British banking giant HSBC for allegedly contributing to their deaths by allowing the gangs to launder billions of dollars. ...
Markets turn on SocGen as legal bills spook jittery investors image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of February 2016 03:01:21 PM
.... . Deutsche Bank's boss, British banker John Cryan, said his institution is "rock solid" . ...
FTSE 100 overcomes jitters after Fed fails to come to the rescue  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 06:52:46 AM
German finance minister and bank chief insist: Deutsche is 'rock solid' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 06:31:12 PM
.... . The British banker, who only joined Deutsche seven months ago, maintained that there was no reason to panic and called on his staff to spread that message to clients. ...
Scrap high-denomination banknotes, urges ex-bank boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 08:50:31 AM
.... Last week, Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, said its policy on issuing €500 notes was under review because of concerns they were widely used by criminals. British banks and money exchange businesses stopped issuing the notes in 2010 after a report showed criminals accounted for 90% of demand. ...
Bankers should expect doughnuts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Staff at US and European banks such as Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan Chase have already been told what their bonuses will be and according to Emolument, the majority are not satisfied. It says that workers at British banks should also prepare to be similarly discontent. ...
Bankers should expect doughnuts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Staff at US and European banks such as Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan Chase have already been told what their bonuses will be and according to Emolument, the majority are not satisfied. It says that workers at British banks should also prepare to be similarly discontent. ...
HSBC fined $470m for 'abusive mortgage practices' during 2008 crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of February 2016 06:05:29 PM
....HSBC has been fined $470m (£325m) for “abusive mortgage practices” in relation to the 2007-2009 housing crisis in which millions of people lost their homes. The British bank on Friday agreed to pay the fine to settle US federal and state investigations into alleged abuses against homeowners struggling to keep up with mortgage payments during the 2008 global financial crisis. ...

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