UK Banking Crisis

Is Ethical Banking an Oxymoron?

Ian Middleton | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK
Ian Middleton

On the day that Royal Bank of Scotland announced a bonus payout to it's staff of £588million in spite of an operating loss of £8.24billion, one had to wonder if any lessons were really learnt from the mess that was left after the banking crash only a few years ago...

Banks 'Paid Out Twice As Much In Bonuses As Corporation Tax'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Banks have paid out twice as much in bonuses as corporation tax since the financial crash in 2008, official figures show. According to figures from...

How Many Rogue Bankers Have Been Sacked Since The Crash?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics

Nearly 6,000 bankers, brokers and financial advisers in the City of London have been sacked or suspended for misconduct since the start of the financi...

Bankers Are Expecting Bumper Bonuses This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

Most bankers are expecting to receive their bonus this year, at the same time as other Brits not working in the City of London have seen their incomes...

Asa Bennett

Seven Reasons The Banks Are Not 'In Order' | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg had many messages to hammer home at the Liberal Democrat's Conference in Glasgow about what his party had achieved in coalition with the To...

90% Thought Banks Were Well Run 1983

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK

British banks have collapsed over the last 30 years from being one of the most trusted institutions to something less than one in five have confidence...

How Many Tips Have Sparked Corporate Fraud Investigations?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

Calls to the Serious Fraud Office’s whistleblower hotline have failed to lead to any official investigations. The "SFO Confidential" service rec...

Bankers' Bonuses Were Not To Blame For Global Financial Crisis

PA | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK

Bankers' bonuses were not to blame for the global financial crisis, a university study has claimed. The research counters the claim that large bonu...

Vickers Report: The UK's Banks are Committed to Meeting its Challenges

Angela Knight | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Politics
Angela Knight

One of the things Sir John Vickers got absolutely right in his report on the banking industry - issued yesterday - was the scale of the regulatory reform that was already under way.