Banking Regulation

Financial Regulators Must Show They Mean Business

Richard Lloyd | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK
Richard Lloyd

If the industry doesn't get things right they only need to look to other failing markets to see what might be in store. With the referral of the energy market to the competition commission last week, Which? wants wider recognition that radical action is needed when competition is failing and markets aren't working for consumers.

Capping Banker Bonuses Misses the Point

Cyrus Moore | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Politics
Cyrus Moore

Brussels is wrong to cap bankers' bonuses, just as it was wrong to propose a financial transactions tax a few months ago. Its thinking, however, is along the right lines; having failed to manage their businesses responsibly, bankers need to be kept on a tight leash.

It's a Complete Myth That Banking is Free

Peter Vicary-Smith | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK
Peter Vicary-Smith

The time for action is now. There must be significant changes to the structure and culture of the banking industry. Only then can we start the long road to restoring public confidence and properly protect consumers from a repeat of the financial crisis.

Honour Amongst Bankers

Cyrus Moore | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Politics
Cyrus Moore

Appointing a trader to run Barclays, one of Britain's finest retail banking names, was a big mistake

Time for Tough Questions on Rates-Rigging and Banking Reform

Richard Lloyd | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Lloyd

Four years on from the financial crisis and a year since the Vickers Commission reported and there's no evidence that the worst culture and practices in banking have changed.

The Way of the Dragon

Phil Shanks | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK
Phil Shanks

The structural faults that ripped the economy apart have really only been papered over.

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.

Shahien Nasiripour

British Policymakers Pursuing 'Half-Measure' In Trying To End Too Big To Fail | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK

WASHINGTON -- British proposals to force large banks to separate their riskier trading operations from their retail units go further than what U.S. po...