UK Banks

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

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 25.09.2014 | 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!

Osborne's Bill To Defend Bankers From Brussels Soars Even Higher

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne is under fire for an "outrageous misuse" of public money after spending nearly £200,000 trying to protect bankers from a raft of Europ...

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...

Vein Recognition Could Replace The Classic Fingerprint

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Tech

Barclays bank has announced that it will be introducing a revolutionary new vein recognition technology for its business customers. The technology ...

Counter-Terror Finance Is Welcome in My Living Room but Not in My Life

Tom Keatinge | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK
Tom Keatinge

The extent to which counter-terrorism legislation has crept and is used to justify decision-making can clearly be seen in almost all walks of financial life. Try buying a house or signing a property rental agreement; try founding a company or acting as a parish trustee...

RBS May Have Saved Its Rogue Bankers From Jail With 'Whitewash' Report

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

The Royal Bank of Scotland may have saved some of its rogue bankers from jail by commissioning a report, widely condemned as a "whitewash”, clearing...

Salmond Will Hate What This Guy Has To Say About Scottish Independence

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish independence could lead to "capital flight" as savers rush to move their money out of the country, the chairman of HSBC has warned. Dougla...

Be Brave Bercow - Or You'll Be the One Out of Your Depth

Grant Feller | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

Baroness Boothroyd spoke out after it was revealed that the current Speaker wants inexperienced Australian Carol Mills to be his £200,000 a year Commons Clerk, despite little obvious affinity for the job.

Are These Two Conspiring To Keep Interest Rates Low? MPs Fear So

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney is keeping interest rates at their historic low until after the next election in order to help George Osborne, MPs have claimed. Teresa...

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". ...

Why Banks Can't Provide Finance for Start-Ups

Paul Lees | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK
Paul Lees

The most common route to funding in the UK is retail bank loans. Banks lend money with low interest rates to individuals, rather than to companies. This is helpful when starting a business, as it means there is a low level of repayments; however there is often a high level of personal risk.

Russell Wants Your Help To Stop Big Business Profiting From Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics

Russell Brand has called on big banks, pension funds and other businesses to cut their investments or deals that "facilitate the oppression of people ...

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 ...

MPs Fear Salmond's Independence Plans Could Hurt Businesses

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish businesses could be left facing an uncertain future in Europe in the event of independence, MPs have warned. Independence would create an ...

'Independence Would Be Disastrous For Scotland's Banks'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Politics

The creation of an informal currency union between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK means Scottish banks could not be sure they would be...

'Dear Bankers, Why Must We Cut The Rules Stopping You Taking Risks?'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Politics

Bankers claiming that they are regulated too much should produce detailed figures to back up their complaints, senior Tory MP Andrew Tyrie has said. ...

Energy Bosses Now Risk Jail Time For Rigging Energy Prices

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics

Energy bosses will now face up to two years in jail if convicted of manipulating energy prices for their own gain, Lib Dem energy secretary Ed Davey h...

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. ...

Lloyds Profits Hit As PPI Mis-Selling Bill Soars By £600 Million

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK

Lloyds Banking Group has posted a half-year profit of £863 million, despite setting aside another £600 million to cover mis-sold payment protection ...

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 ...

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...