UK Banking

Fintech: Transformation, or Global Revolution?

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

It's also easy to overstate the extent of the step change in the West. Yes, I can now move my money around more simply and quickly, borrow from different people than before, or check my balance with my phone - not my laptop.

Bankers: Is It Business as Usual?

Rob Marris | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics
Rob Marris

The Chancellor should have stuck to his guns, and done the fair thing for the British people - regulate and tax the banks properly. As it is, the Bank of England & Financial Services Bill signals a major retreat by the Chancellor from what was until now his own policy. Thus, whilst he stands firmly behind his failed austerity (National Debt up 60% in his six years in charge), he is going soft on banks.

Women in Business Q&A: Monique Herena, Senior Executive Vice President, BNY Mellon

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

Monique R. Herena is a Senior Executive Vice President of BNY Mellon and the company's Chief Human Resources Officer. As Senior Executive Vice Preside...

Osborne's Present to Senior Bankers

Richard Burgon | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Burgon

It would be dangerous to presume that everything is now just fine with our banking system. It is a huge risk to assume that it's safe to return to 'business as usual'. Politicians who believe that all we need to is to return to 'letting the bankers get on with it' may come to regret taking this view. But with memories of the 2008 banking crisis fading in some quarters, it seems that the Conservative Government thinks it can start to undo that good and necessary work.

My Money, My Life - A Rallying Cry Against Financial Abuse

Sandra Horley CBE | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK
Sandra Horley CBE

Domestic violence is often more than physical violence alone. A physical assault can be easy to identify but other ways of controlling a person are more insidious and can be harder for victims to recognise. This is often because these controlling behaviours are so embedded within normative beliefs about the roles of men and women. Financial abuse falls into the latter category.

Why Bank Bosses Partying at Gleneagles Is a Crisis Warning Indicator

Ian Fraser | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Ian Fraser

What is it about the Gleneagles Hotel and the Scottish banks? Is there something in the water at the opulent 1920s Perthshire spa and golfing resort - or perhaps in the generous single malt Scotch whiskies that are often served there - that causes Scottish bankers to lose their minds and embark on crazily ambitious growth plans?

The Best Bank Accounts For Students - And What They're Offering

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Nguyen | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

This year Save the Student has revealed its list of top banks best in value for students. This is especially useful for those who are thinking of o...

Dumb and Dumber: Banking Scam Shows Stunning Stupidity

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

We are still very naive about cyber crime, as the largest ever UK telephone banking scam makes painfully clear. A company big enough to have more tha...

Why Barclays Sacking Its Chief Executive Is Bad News for Us All

James Daley | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK
James Daley

Antony Jenkins was a breath of fresh air when he took the helm at Barclays three years ago. His humility and and commitment to change were in stark contrast to the brash arrogance of his predecessor Bob Diamond. He was one of the first big bank CEOs to talk seriously about cultural change and, more importantly, his words followed through into actions.

You Could Soon Log Into Your Bank Using Just Emojis

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Tech

The humble emoji could soon replace numerical passwords and make for safer online banking practices, according to British software company Intelligent...

Has the Tide Turned on the Criminals Running Banking?

Charlie Mullins | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

On Wednesday night in his Mansion House Speech the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, signaled the end to the 'culture of impunity' for those pin-striped villains known as bankers, who have for so long shown so much contempt for the law.

HSBC's Already Troubled Rep Is Taking Another Pasting

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

HSBC announced on Tuesday it is to axe up to 8,000 jobs in the UK as it seeks to restructure its global operations. Update - #HSBC chief executive ...

Most Of Us Still Freak Out At The Idea Of Using Our Phones As Wallets

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

A study has found that the overwhelming majority of us still have reservations about using our smartphones to pay for things. The study -- carried ...

Only Reconnect!

Ken Starkey | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
Ken Starkey

"Only connect." The famous phrase is E.M. Forster's, from his novel Howard's End. It has become commonplace to argue that we live in an increasingly c...

Is Now The Time For You To Remortgage?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

Now is a great time for anyone who wants to remortgage their property. Rates have plummeted in recent years, so that in many cases they are under 2%, ...

Capital Markets Union - A New Frontier of Europe's Single Market?

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

It could have come straight out of an episode of Star Trek. "Captain, we are approaching the Capital Markets Union, a new frontier." But the plan to c...

Politicians Spin HSBC's Threat To Quit UK

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Politics

HSBC threatened to relocate its headquarters outside the UK on Friday, a move floated by the Chairman Douglas Flint in response to "regulatory and str...

It's on Us?

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

There's no getting away from the fact that we are living in an increasingly material world.

Ten Years On, Is Banking Heading to the Crowd?

Anil Stocker | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Tech
Anil Stocker

Peer-to-peer lending is now ten years old, with the first ever peer-to-peer finance platform Zopa, celebrating a decade in business this month. That decade has seen a dramatic change in the banking landscape.

FinTech: Could This Be the Downfall of the Traditional Bank?

Martijn de Wever | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech
Martijn de Wever

why can't banks innovate from within and why do they let their bread and butter be taken away from them right under their noses?

HSBC Profits Dive As 'Painful' Tax Furore Bites

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver has admitted the banking giant "disappointed" last year after its annual profits slumped 17%. The group has be...

Code Halos: The Key to Improving Banks' Net Promoter Score

Tony Virdi | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

Consumer behaviour has been altered significantly by the rise of social media and mobile technology. Today's banking customers are always connected, always online and heavily influenced by social recommendations and word of mouth.

HSBC Tax Dodge Claims Are Also Rather Awkward For The Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics

Britain's biggest bank HSBC helped clients cheat the UK public purse out of millions of pounds in tax by using Swiss bank accounts, according to an ex...

Banks are Following Customers Away from the 9 to 5

Tony Virdi | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

As all banks continue to navigate through today's digital era and innovate to keep up with customer demands, robust security remains vital in order to meet the industry's strict compliance guidelines and retain the confidence of their customers.

As Europe Eases Into Quantitative Easing, It's Time for Green QE

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Those of us who have decried the way the policies of austerity and monetary stimulus have been used to benefit the rich at the expense of the poor should be arguing now that, when the ECB loosens the purse-strings, it must use the principle of sustainability to guide how QE should be implemented...