UK Banks

HSBC Banking Glitch Could Mess Up Your Bank Holiday Weekend Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK

Thousands of HSBC customers could be facing a long weekend without their monthly salary, after the bank revealed a banking glitch on Friday. In a p...

The Detriment of TTIP

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

Negotiations for the TTIP (and TPP) have been very secretive, and you have to wonder why. If the deal was public, if investigative journalists were able to spread knowledge about this deal, protests would ensue from the awareness of possible detriment...

Tsipras - Hero of the Left or Just Reckless?

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

20th of June saw the London anti-Austerity protests as one of the largest London demonstrations in years, as people turned out to stand against Camero...

Greek Debt Crisis: Creditors Must Moderate Their Demands or They Will Be the Losers

Alan Prout | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Prout

Who knows what the outcome of this latest cliff-hanging crisis will be? I do not know any more than anyone else. But I do hope that European politicians and financial technocrats come to their senses.

Europe's Greatest Challenge? Understanding Its Mandate

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Gwalchmai

Understanding its mandate & not kowtowing to financiers or extremists. For the political leaders of the European Union, it's easy to lose perspective...

From Reckless Bankers to Reckless Central Bankers?

Alan Prout | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Alan Prout

Almost every day I read someone, usually on the left, bemoaning the excesses of "neo-liberalism". They have good cause. Although there are many problems to which the best solution may well be a market-based one, the idea that this applies to every problem, everywhere and at all times is sheer dogma.

"Reports of Bitcoin's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated" (With Apologies to Mark Twain)

Peter Greenhill | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Tech
Peter Greenhill

A massive Bitcoin price drop since the dizzy heights it enjoyed a year ago, UK clearing banks refusing to open accounts for companies in the sector (even those merely supplying software or services to the sector) and the hacking Europe's largest Digital Currency Exchange, Bitstamp, have all been widely reported and referred to by the naysayers.

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.

Thomas Tamblyn

Apple And Samsung Pay Are Only As Safe As Your Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Tech

With the launch of Samsung Pay at Mobile World Congress 2015 - and with the Apple Watch just around the corner - the chatter around mobile payments ha...

Communications Breakdown at Britain's Banks

Tom Maddocks | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Tom Maddocks

It's been a dreadful month for HSBC, which has seen its reputation in tatters and its bosses dragged in front of the Commons Treasury Select Committee to answer MPs' questions about what it admitted were 'unacceptable' practices at its Swiss private bank.

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...

Banks Are Now Using Touch ID To Secure Their Apps

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech

Two UK banks RBS and Natwest have added Apple's Touch ID fingerprint technology to their iPhone apps allowing customers to login using just their thum...

What Has Become of the £375Billion Created by the Bank of England Under Quantitative Easing?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Politicians and opinion-formers, please stop listening to the "moneymen". Go back to first principles and start using some common sense.

Last Chance for Businesses to get Compensation for Loan Mis-selling from Banks

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

What is surprising, as the 31 March deadline to make a claim looms, is that 6,000 customers needlessly sold these so-called Interest Rate Hedging Products have yet to complain out of 7,000 deemed eligible by the FCA.

How Do You Steal $1Bn? You Never Leave Your Room

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech

A criminal organisation has managed to steal $1bn from banks all over the world in what security experts are calling "the most sophisticated attack th...

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...

A Change Is Gonna Come

Nick Abbot | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Nick Abbot

Do you know how much the worldwide trade in marijuana is worth?

One Trillion Euro Money-Printing Plan Is Getting A Little Awkward

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics

The European Central Bank's plan to pump over one trillion euros (£960 billion) into the region's ailing economy has been awkwardly undermined by a t...

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.

Asa Bennett

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.12.2014 | 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 09.02.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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 27.01.2015 | 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 25.01.2015 | 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.