UK Banking

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

Paul Marshall | Posted 24.09.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 05.09.2014 | 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 25.08.2014 | 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 19.08.2014 | 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 18.08.2014 | 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 15.08.2014 | 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.

Britcoin

Niamh Corbett | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
Niamh Corbett

Canary Wharf has become cool! ... On Wednesday, George Osborne turned up in Canary Wharf to announce a new initiative that will explore the potential role of virtual currencies and digital money (Bitcoin to you and I) in Britain's economy.

RBS Is Shutting Down Its 'Corporate Psychopath' Unit

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Politics

Royal Bank of Scotland is shutting down its controversial Global Restructuring Group (GRG), after suffering a maelstrom of controversy over the "huge ...

Jimmy Savile and the Banking Crisis - United by Failure to Question

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

There is a great deal we could gain as a culture from being more questioning, which is not the same as being more cynical. Scepticism is what allowed the Age of Enlightenment to emerge in the Seventeenth Century, a liberation of arts and sciences from the stranglehold of religious orthodoxies.

HSBC Boss Thinks It's Time For Bankers To Take Way More Risks

PA | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

Britain's biggest bank HSBC has warned over the dangers of "unwarranted risk aversion" as bankers seek to protect themselves following the recent wave...

RBS Is Really Worried About Scottish Independence

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Politics

Royal Bank of Scotland has repeated its warning of a "material adverse effect" on its business if Scots vote in favour of independence next month. ...

HSBC Closes Muslim Groups' Accounts As They're 'Too Risky'

PA | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

Britain's biggest bank HSBC is closing a range of Muslims groups' bank accounts after deeming that continuing to manage them would be beyond their "ri...

Got Away With Your Bank Bonus After The Crash? Carney Won't Touch You

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics

The Bank of England has admitted that its bonus clawback scheme, trumpeted as "robust action to tackle inappropriate remuneration", will not apply to ...

Heads in the Sand When It Comes to Small Business Security

David Emm | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

It may be surprising to many people to learn just how at risk from cybercriminal activity even the smallest of businesses can be - fraud, banking Trojans, ransomware and phishing attacks all target small as well as large businesses.

The Sweet Drug of Bank Subsidies

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

The large banks that dominate the financial services sector would be making heavy losses without the implicit subsidies they enjoy as a result of the taxpayer guarantee.

Fraud Squad To Probe What Could Be The City's Biggest Scandal Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics

The Serious Fraud Office has launched a criminal probe into allegations of fraudulent conduct in the foreign exchange market, in what would could be t...

'Like Shuffling Deck-Chairs On The Titanic'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

Tesco chief Philip Clarke's departure, after mounting pressure over his failure to improve the supermarket's poor sales, shows the daunting task his ...

The Party Is Over For Tesco Chief Philip Clarke

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke has announced he is quitting, forcing the supermarket to cancel its planned party tomorrow celebrating his 40 yea...

'After So Much Harm, How Can They Morally Get Bonuses?'

The Huffington Post/PA | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics

Royal Bank of Scotland boss Ross McEwan has refused to rule out paying bonuses to staff at the bank's business support unit, which has been accused of...

Cabinet Reshuffle: Paterson and Gove Sackings Are Long Overdue

Natalie Bennett | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

The removal of a truly dreadful secretary of state - who in the badger cull demonstrated his broader contempt or total failure to understand scientific evidence - is something to celebrate. The departure of education secretary Michael Gove is also cause for celebration. Again, his replacement is largely an unknown quality, her vote against gay marriage a cause for concern, but there's an opportunity here for the government to draw a line under a truly awful period for English schools.

The Future of Payments - Innovation Can Only Succeed With Customer Insights

Tony Virdi | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK
Tony Virdi

Whilst the way money exchange is handled around the world varies dramatically from region to region, one thing cannot be denied: payments systems, inf...