The City

How Will The General Election Impact The City? Answer: It Won't

Kerim Derhalli | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Politics
Kerim Derhalli

In this strange dystopian present, the one constant has been inconsistency, and many firms, big and small, in the finance world have learned to expect the unexpected. So, for all this change on the political and economic scenes, the City has actually become one of the more stable epicentres on which the UK's global future continues to rest.

The City Working Culture Is A Microcosm Of Why Men Don't Talk About Their Mental Health

Karen Jackson | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Karen Jackson

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Improvement in suicide rates for me is all about changing the environment. At work, in the City and elsewhere, men must be encouraged to seek help when the burden gets too great. How can we encourage men to open up and seek help without shame and stigma? We cannot just sit back and watch.

New Financial Scandal Set to Cost Banks £33billion

Andrew Brown | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK
Andrew Brown

As the dust from the peak of the payment protection insurance (PPI) scandal slowly begins to settle, a fresh banking scandal worth up to £33bn is beg...

A Slice Of New York's East Village In London - Eastway at Andaz Review

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Finbarr Toesland

As can be expected in the City, dining at Eastway is a very different experience depending on when it is visited. Go in during the week and there will be the usual mix of busy City workers, lawyers and bankers but brunch at the weekend is a slightly subdued affair with a far more laid-back atmosphere.

I Used a Training Course as an Opportunity to Flirt

Chris Rooney | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

When I think of the good people at work, I think of my colleague Jess. I would say she has saved me. Not in a Coldplay way - it is more practical than that. She has saved me from boredom. The banking sector is no fun unless you have collaborators, indeed, you cannot make it alone.

The Narrative That Is Helping UKIP While Threatening The UK

John Sargeant | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

Twitter is a blaze with condemnation that most people that bothered to vote went for UKIP than any other single party in last weeks European Election. Let alone for the vast majority that chose not to visit the voting booths. Across mainland Europe the far right made spectacular advances. A darkness is descending as we howl against the fading moon dreading what this new dawn will usher forth...

London Could Look Like This By 2064

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Tech

London could be about to add more than 250 high-rise apartment blocks, office buildings and skyscrapers in the next decade according to recent reports...

Barclays Customer Information 'Sold To Rogue Traders'

PA | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK

An investigation is under way after confidential files relating to customers of Barclays Bank were allegedly stolen and sold on to rogue City traders....

Bank Of England Governor Will Not Be A 'Cheerleader' For The City

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

The Bank of England’s governor has promised to "root out corruption" in the City and "make the financial system safe". Speaking on Channel 4 New...

The Trouble With Being a Whistleblower...

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Victoria Sadler

To become a whistleblower is a tough decision to make. And no matter how much you rationalise what you are about to do, it's impossible to be completely prepared for the repercussions that come your way. Like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning I too am a whistleblower.

The City - Five Years on the Naughty Step

Dan Gregory | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Gregory

Perhaps the two most significant statements in the five years since the collapse of Lehman Bros, are by the former Chair of the Federal Reserve and the erstwhile Governor of the Bank of England.

Tax Avoiders 'Laughing At Families'

PA | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

High-flying City workers who avoid their taxes laugh at ordinary families who pay their fair share, a Liberal Democrat peer has claimed. Lord Phill...

Too Eager To Please

Jana Bakunina | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jana Bakunina

Last week a summer intern at a global investment bank in London died after allegedly working for 72 hours without sleep. He was 21. Whilst Moritz Erhardt's parents are trying to come to terms with this tragedy, the coroners in East London are investigating the exact cause of death...

Ignore the Banks (And Vince Cable) - They Are Lying

Harry Cooper | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Politics
Harry Cooper

The banks are lying. This may come as little surprise to most of us, given their appalling record of not taking responsibility for their behaviour both during and after the 2008 crisis. However it now seems that even Vince Cable, the business secretary, appears to have swallowed their most insidious lie.

Money Markets In Turmoil Again

PA | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

Turbulence on global stock markets has continued amid concerns over an end to economic stimulus in the United States and an unfolding credit crunch in...

Banking Reforms: Don't Get Your Hopes Up

Victoria Sadler | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

The cornerstone to any genuine banking reform has to be an overhaul of the regulatory environment. Responsibility for the banks may ultimately lay with its senior management but do you think they really care? The evidence over the past few years suggests otherwise - it's take the money and run. You want bankers to change? You've got to make them.

WATCH: Bill Oddie Gets Evicted From HSBC

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Comedy

Hate bankers and love Bill Oddie? You've come to the right place! The comedian-presenter has made a video for Global Witness which sheds light on H...

Class A Myth-Making

Seth Freedman | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK
Seth Freedman

Despite using cocaine every night for the final three of my six years working in the City, I only once traded high - and, after an horrific eight hours getting increasingly jumpy and disconcerted, quickly learned never to do it again.

Why Aren't Women Allowed to Drink Fruity Cocktails Anymore?

Jack L. Williams | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jack L. Williams

So here is my confession: too many women feel they need to drink like men. It's something we see time and time again at the bar, always the flick of the eye towards the other drinks being pulled and then the order for something meaty in a pint glass. When did this happen? What happened to girls being allowed to drink fruity cocktails? Is feminism now brandishing a pint glass rather than a bra?

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How To Restore Confidence In Banking (INTERVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

To restore trust in the banking system, financial watchdogs should be paid on a par with traders, bankers who have been found lacking in judgment shou...

'Rogue Trader' With The 'Magic Touch'

Posted 14.09.2012 | UK

A City trader who gambled away £1.4 billion thought he had "the magic touch" but caused "chaos and disaster". Kweku Adoboli, 32, exceeded his trad...

'Put Customers First', Banks Told

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK

Banks must drive up standards and put customers first "to transform a sector that has lost its moral compass", the chief executive of consumer group W...

Board to Death...

Vanessa Vallely | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK
Vanessa Vallely

Since the Lord Davies report there has been increasing focus on board compositions and the apparent lack of women moving in to senior positions. Over the past 3 years we have witnessed various organisations and events focusing on how to address the gender gap at board leve

Is Success Without Achievement the New Corporate Culture?

Steve McKevitt | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK
Steve McKevitt

In a society that values winning above everything else, we should not be surprised that a culture of cheating has become endemic. So much so in fact that it is now entirely possible to enjoy a successful career without achieving anything at all, without ever being involved with a successful company or project.

Osborne Is Not All Out of Excuses Just Yet

Jeremy Cook | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

George Osborne wrote an article in the Sunday papers, blaming the Eurozone crisis for "killing off the UK's economic recovery". He argues that our recovery, "already facing powerful headwinds from high oil prices and the debt burden left behind by the boom years - is being killed off by the crisis on our doorstep."