UK Banking

Are We Still a Super Power?

Clive Norman | Posted 20.11.2014 | 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 30.10.2014 | 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.

Lloyds To Sack Thousands And Shut Hundreds Of Branches

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

Lloyds Banking Group is to slash 9,000 jobs and shut 200 branches under a new strategy it claims will improve efficiency and customer service. The ...

What Cap? Here's Why Bankers Will Get Away With Bumper Bonuses

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics

Top bankers who get bonuses higher than allowed under EU law will get away with their awards, as it is "too far into this year", according to a senior...

Two Big Banks Have Been Caught Breaking The Rules

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

Two big banks have been criticised for telling small business customers they must open an account with them in order to obtain a business loan. The...

Here's How RBS Just Avoided Being Fined £87 Million

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

Royal Bank of Scotland has avoided a multi-million pound fine from the European Commission after it blew the whistle on a cartel to rig the Swiss fran...

Top LibDem Wants More Bankers Thrown In Jail

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics

Authorities need to throw "perhaps a few more" bankers in jail as many of those who have broken the rules are still getting away with it, a senior Lib...

Asa Bennett

RBS Boss Fears You're Not Prepared For Interest Rate Rises

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics

Mortgage holders may not be able to cope with the extra financial pressure when interest rates rise, Royal Bank of Scotland's chief executive has war...

Asa Bennett

Bank Of England Deputy Has A Rather Stark Warning About The Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Politics

The world needs to better co-ordinate its financial regulations in order to avoid another banking crisis, Bank of England deputy governor Jon Cunliffe...

Asa Bennett

Labour Has A Blunt Message For Bankers Moaning About Tougher Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics

Bankers complaining about new and tougher regulation are "maybe in the wrong line of work," a Labour frontbencher has warned. Shadow financial secr...

Carney Gives Bad Bankers Their Biggest Bashing Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney has warned that reckless bankers are "still at the best golf courses" despite causing the financial crash. In his strongest attack yet,...

For Some Reason, I Just Don't Have the Time Anymore

Paul Marshall | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

You want to think the best of your fellow man. To believe that the good in them will always prevail. Their acts of decency and kindness making even the crappiest day seem somehow kind of wonderful .

Banking on PR - Driving Footfall for New Banks

Lisa Elliott | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK
Lisa Elliott

Earlier this year the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed that 29 firms had applied for authorisation to become banks in the UK. This was a direct result of the regulator relaxing rules last year for new banking entrants so that it would be easier for firms to become banks, and helping to bolster competition in the market place at the same time.

9 Scottish Nationalists Who Think RBS' Move Threat Is A Unionist Plot

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Politics

Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group have angered pro-independence campaigners online by warning that they would move their headquarters fr...

Brussels Revolving Door Leads Straight to the City

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

In order to strengthen citizens' trust in democracy, there needs to be extensive and tightly enforced cooling-off periods between the time a person spends holding public office and their move to a job for a private company in a related field. We need to introduce such a cooling-off period across the EU; three years would be a reasonable minimum length.

Brace Yourself for the Next Financial Crisis - And The One After That

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

In a recent speech Angela Merkel stated that "the danger of another financial crisis is already pre-scripted." She is right.

Surf's Up and Cameron Needs to Stand Up

Will Black | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

Without wishing to get all psychoanalytical, there does seem to be a parallel between Cameron's reluctance to stand up and surf and his apparent inability to stand up as a respected world leader.

A Tale of Two Pride Campaigns

Ian Johnson | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

As this year's pride season comes to a close it is hard not to have noticed the sheer volume of corporate activity that has been directed at LGBT communities all over the world by brands looking to ingratiate themselves with LGBT consumers.

Bank of England - Confusion Reigns

Nick Beecroft | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Nick Beecroft

As I write, the likelihood of imminent rate rises in the UK still hangs in the balance, following the release of another strong set of employment figures and, shortly afterwards, a still surprisingly dovish Bank of England Quarterly Inflation Report, (QIR).

Salmond Won't Be Laughing Now Thanks To This Banker

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics

The owner of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks has warned of the risks of Scottish independence, saying it could bring "significant additional costs". ...

Banks: All at Sea

Alex Letts | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Letts

Whatever outrages over executive pay, you have to think that no amount of money would make it worth being CEO of a major retail bank.