UK Banks

This Bank Gave Its Customers More Than Cash In A Wonderful ATM Surprise

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Canada may be better than Britain in nine ways (see below), but you can now add a tenth to the list - its cash machines are delightfully generous. ...

Bankers Urged To Swear An Oath Not To Rip Off Their Customers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics

Bankers should swear an oath "never to harm" their customers in the same way as doctors do, a think-tank has said. The Respublica think-tank's sugg...

Rewiring the Channels of Finance Will Ignite Britain's 'Mittelstand'

Rhydian Lewis | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Rhydian Lewis

Excuse me if I'm stating the obvious but the banking system designed to lend to the beating heart of Britain's economy is clearly broken. The large banks have been beating the drum that they are 'open for SME business,' but the numbers coming from the industry show the exact opposite.

Cashless Buses Are a Lesson for Banks

Tony Virdi | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

TfL claims that moving to cashless buses will save it £24 million a year, highlighting the economic benefits of embracing contactless technologies... the focus should be on making the technology inclusive. After all, it should be about making the customer experience as easy and seamless as possible.

Britain's Unimpressive and Dysfunctional Recovery

Philippe Legrain | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Philippe Legrain

Hurrah: the British economy is now bigger than it was before the crisis! We're doing much better than our critics predicted and better even than our competitors. It's yet more proof that our austerity policies were right all along. Vote Conservative next year.

Lovebox 2014 review

Carina Maggar | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

A London weekend festival, Lovebox has been described as "an annual love letter to the Capital" and I couldn't agree more. As usual it took part in Victoria Park, delivering its eclectic mix of musical genres. This year's headliners included Hercules and Love Affair, Nas, Maverick Sabre, Banks, MIA and Bonobo.

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...

'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...

Humanisation

Evelyn Robert de Rothschild | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Evelyn Robert de Rothschild

In 2008 the world suffered its most severe financial crisis since the calamities of the 1930s. Since then debate has raged over just what went wrong. Some blame greedy bankers, anxious to profit at any cost. Others blame banks' foolhardy approach, tolerating senselessly high levels of borrowing and marketing financial products too complex to understand...

Will Nobody Rid Me of This Turbulent Priest?

Alex Letts | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Letts

The hitmen allegedly hired by Henry II to sort out Thomas Beckett may be back in business if the current Archbishop of Canterbury continues to make waves over the plight of those exploited by exorbitant APRs. But they won't be hired by the Crown this time, more likely by the loan sharks.

Barclays Spending Millions On Teaching Its Bankers Not To Lie

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

Barclays, which is battling allegations of "toxic" fraud in the US, is going to spend millions teaching its staff principles such as "truthfulness" in...

Independent Scotland Would Be 'Devastated' If Banks Went Under

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics

Scotland would have been "devastated" and forced to turn to the IMF for help if it had been independent during the financial crisis, it has been claim...

Barclays In Hot Water With US Authorities Over 'Toxic' Traders

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

Barclays is taking allegations "very seriously" that it misled large institutional investors and other clients in the United States by falsely telling...

Has RBS Been Covering Up Its 'Corporate Psychopaths'?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Politics

Royal Bank of Scotland executives have been reportedly accused by shareholders of "covering up" for "corporate psychopaths" in their controversial bus...

Is Ex-RBS Boss Fred The Shred Trying To Vanish From The Internet?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics

The home of disgraced former Royal Bank of Scotland chief Fred Goodwin has vanished from Google Street View, just weeks after the search giant agreed ...

Defusing an 'Affordability Timebomb'

Graeme Yorston | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK
Graeme Yorston

Perhaps one of the most positive outcomes of the recent economic crisis was the message that consumers would benefit from saving more and borrowing more responsibly. So accessible were interest free loans, 105% mortgages and credit accounts that consumers came to believe they could afford anything, irrespective of their financial circumstances.

Bank Boss Makes Hilariously Awkward Call For More Women On Boards

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Politics

A lack of women in bank boardrooms could be to blame for the scandals and excesses that emerged during the financial crisis, claims the head of German...

'We Do Good Overall', Controversial RBS Bankers Tell MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Senior Royal Bank of Scotland executives insisted to MPs that they do good overall as they defended the state-owned bank from accusations that it drov...

Every Little Hurts? Tesco Suffers More Awkward News

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, has suffered a new blow after having its credit rating downgraded by Moody's to its second lowest investment grade ...

Inflation Is Falling, But So Is Your Pay Packet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Inflation has fallen to its lowest rate in four and a half years according to official figures, but it is still eating away at Britons' pay packets. ...

Asa Bennett

Six Wars Miliband Has Waged Against Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has come under pressure from two former Labour ministers to be nicer to business and not give the impression that he wants to hurt British...

Revealed: Osborne Has Spent A HUGE Amount Of Your Money Protecting Bankers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has spent over £127,000 trying to fight off a series of European regulations that it believes would hit the City of London, The Huffin...

'Act Now To Stop A Massive Housing Crash', IMF Warns World

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Politics

The International Monetary Fund has sounded the alarm over the state of the housing market around the world, as it published new data showing that pro...

Osborne Promises Crackdown On 'Unacceptable Behaviour' In The City

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne will set out plans to clean up the global currency markets in a bid to head off a potentially huge foreign exchange manipulation scanda...

Your Pay Is Falling Even More (Due To Bankers)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's political boost today from figures showing an increasing number of Britons in work has been undermined by data claiming Britons' pay ...