UK Banks

Asa Bennett

Carney Could Hike Interest Rates Next Year, Should You Worry?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Politics

In 2015, the Bank of England could do something that it has refused to do over 70 times in succession, in a decision that would impact on millions of ...

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...

George Osborne: Pursuing Austerity Like the Spoils of a Feckless War

Karl Davis | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Like conflict, austerity leaves people scarred, changing them forever, and disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable. It is ultimately self defeating. Most tellingly, it is the poorest who suffer most under austerity, as in war, whilst the richest always profit...

The Business of Creativity

Caroline Norbury | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Caroline Norbury

Trust the creativity of people - because that doesn't just build new businesses, it builds stronger communities, and will foster yet more of the creativity that is one of the hallmarks of our country.

Bullying Banks and Toothless Ministers

Ian Middleton | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Middleton

I just watched a documentary revealing some of the outrageous behaviour from UK banks in their dealings with small and medium businesses. It's a cliche I usually try to avoid, but this really does beggar belief, especially from two of the banks the tax payer bailed out to the tune of billions of pounds of our money!

Don't Bank on Our Current Generation

Jane Sparrow | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK
Jane Sparrow

Want a better bank? You just need to wait until everyone who currently works in the banking industry retires and then, hey presto, you'll have one.

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...

Russell Brand: Not Funny, Not Clever and NOT for Real

Sean Howlett | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics
Sean Howlett

In my humble opinion Russell Brand is not a funny man. His jokes are childish and boring and he revels in the kind of scatological humour which winds up most 'right-thinking' people.

Why Banks and Businesses Are Growing Apart

Anil Stocker | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK
Anil Stocker

The Trends in Lending report released last month by the Bank of England shows that as recently as August banks were still taking more money in from UK businesses than they were lending out. Over the last 12 months net lending to small and medium-sized businesses has been negative at £-0.4 billion.

Angry C4 Economics Editor Gives Refreshingly Brutal Rant About The Banks

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

Sick and tired of dodgy bankers getting away with screwing up the economy for the rest of us? So is Channel 4 News' economics editor, who has been ref...

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...

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 BoE Offical Goes All '50 Shades Of Grey' With Verdict On UK Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Politics

The Bank of England's chief economist has raised eyebrows by suggesting that interest rates could stay lower for longer as the economy is "writhing in...

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...

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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,...

Online fraud - How Can We Protect Ourselves?

Gary Newe | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Whilst banks and financial institutions do their upmost to protect their customers, consumers do have a responsibility in the information they share. You are accountable for your own data and need to be careful what you do with it, how you share it and where you store it.

Three Amazing Hotels - A Railway Station, a Lighthouse and a Bank

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

We've picked three amazing hotels which have been transformed into luxury accommodation from a former purpose. You might find it hard to believe but you can actually sleep in a railway carriage, have tea at the top of a lighthouse - and spend the night in a bank! These unusual, quirky hotels make for an unusual, quirky stay!