UK Banks

Ten Years On, Is Banking Heading to the Crowd?

Anil Stocker | Posted 25.03.2015 | 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 26.02.2015 | 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 17.02.2015 | 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 16.02.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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.

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 18.01.2015 | 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 12.01.2015 | 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...