UK Banking

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 01.05.2015 | 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...

How Have Millionaire Tories Convinced Us Immigrants and the Poor Are to Blame for Poverty?

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Owen Bell

As long as the public continues to accept the assurances of the rich that we have to suffer so that they don't have to, the bitterness created will continue to create divisions between ethnic and religious communities that should be working together to destroy zero hour contracts and ensure proper funding for the NHS.

Protesters 'Illegally' Evicted From Bank After Trying To Feed The Homeless

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

A group calling themselves the Love Activists are currently being evicted after taking over a former RBS office in London, which they planned to turn ...

Now Banks Are Being Told Stop Illegal Immigrants

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Politics

Banks and building societies will now risk fines or criminal sanctions if they open current accounts for known illegal immigrants, under new laws that...

Are We Still a Super Power?

Clive Norman | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Clive Norman

If we are then what are the benefits for us as a people of this Superpower? We are told that we benefit from trade deals here and there. But what is the reality? Are we as a population kidding ourselves that we are still a world power? Or is it more of an egotistical and superior belief that we are better than others who are not 'world powers'?

George Set For Crushing Defeat In Fight To Protect Bankers' Bonuses

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been dealt a humiliating blow in his bid to protect Britain's banks from an EU bonus cap. Niilo Jaaskinen, an advocate general a...

Banks Have To Pay BIllions Over Yet Another Massive Scandal

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

Five of the world's biggest banks are to pay fines totalling £2 billion after regulators today lifted the lid on what looks to be the biggest scandal...

Your Wrist Is Now Great For Banking. Yes, We Said 'Banking'.

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Tech

You can now check your bank balance on your smartwatch, in case it has ever occurred to you that you might want to do that. Customers of Nationwide...

RBS Will Now Help City Police Tackle Financial Crime

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Politics

Royal Bank of Scotland has been chosen to provide advice to police on financial crime just days after its own bill to settle regulatory investigations...

10 Apps Every Traveller Needs

Chloe Gunning | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Travelling isn't about pull-out maps and carrying around a dozen guide books anymore. It's much simpler. Just pack your smartphone and you'll have everything you need at your fingertips. Here are the apps I'm glad I packed for my travels.