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'It Would Not Be Right'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins has turned down his bonus for the second year running, arguing that it would "not be right" to take it. This comes as ...

Nelson Mandela and the Stench of Hypocrisy

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Politics
Rebecca Tinsley

Politicians and journalists are falling over themselves to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. Alas, the curse of having a good memory means recalling when the same politicians and journalists condemned the ANC leader as a terrorist.

Barclays To Axe 1,700 Jobs Across Its Branches

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK

Barclays has been accused of making a "colossal mistake" over plans to axe 1,700 jobs from across its branch network by the Unite Union. Unite warn...

How Much Of Britain Does China Own?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Politics

Britain will get its first new nuclear power station for nearly 20 years thanks to French-owned EDF Energy teaming up with Chinese investors, who are ...

Cloud It: Barclays Bold Move Into Personal Data Stores

Colin Strong | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Colin Strong

The service, from Barclays, is called Cloud It and is a form of Personal Data Store (PDS) where consumers, rather than companies, become responsible for their own data management.

Bob Diamond 'Set For UK Comeback'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK

Aquis Exchange, a new European equity trading platform backed by former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond, will reportedly launch in London on November 14. ...

Barclays Bids To Banish 'Sins Of The Past'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK

Barclays has launched a review of its overdraft fees faced by around 12 million current account customers as part of a major overhaul to clean up any ...

'Barclays Johnson'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson will change his name to 'Barclays Johnson' if the bank continues to provide financial support for the London bike scheme. The Mayor o...

The Silent Death of the British Remittance Industry

Hugo Winn | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hugo Winn

In the next couple of weeks a prosperous British industry will be reduced to ashes. The industry in question is the remittance sector - a vast and growing area made up of hundreds of Money Service Businesses (MSBs) - local, generally small businesses which provide diaspora communities with a means to remit money back home.

Barclays Rushes To Plug £5bn Hole

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Barclays has unveiled plans to raise £5.8 billion in cash from investors in a massive share sale in order to meet City regulators' requirements to st...

Barclays Hands Bosses £40m Windfall.. On Budget Day

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

Barclays investment banking chief Rich Ricci landed an £18 million windfall today after the bank handed out mammoth share awards to top bosses. Ri...

Barclays Finance Director Stepping Down

PA | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

Barclays bank announced tonight that finance director Chris Lucas was stepping down. Lucas and general counsel Mark Harding will leave the company ...

Food prices, Hurricane Sandy and Speculation

Deborah Doane | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Deborah Doane

Aside from facing a few days off the trading floor last week in Wall Street, big banks will be the ones to benefit the most from the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Wall Street and other financial centres, such as the City of London, have ridden the wave of extreme weather over the past year, including the drought in the US, driving food commodity prices to new heights.

Busted! Bank Clerk Who Stole £46k For Beauty Treatments Including Boob Job Is Jailed

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

An aspiring glamour model who stole £46,000 from the bank where she worked to fund a boob job, dental work and liposuction has been jailed for a year...

Barclays Calls For New Industry Body With Power To Ban Rogue Bankers

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

Disgraced lender Barclays has called for a new industry body to be formed with the power to ban rogue bankers in the wake of the rate rigging scandal,...

Who Is Bob Diamond's Replacement?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

Under-fire banking giant Barclays today named its retail and business banking boss Antony Jenkins as chief executive. The appointment of Jenkins co...

Banker Bashes MPs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK

Bob Diamond, the former Former Barclays boss who resigned in the wake of revelations about Libor rate-fixing, has hit back at claims he was "highly se...

Pavarotti Lookalike Is Refused Bank Card

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Colin Miller was recently stunned to find his application for a Barclays personalised photo card had been turned down - after staff suggested he didn'...

Pictured Topless: The Barclays Bank Clerk Who Stole £46,000 To Fund Boob Job

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

An aspiring model stole £46,000 from the bank where she worked - and splashed the cash on a boob job, dental work and liposuction. Rachael Claire ...

Aspiring Model Stole £46,000 From Barclays For Boob Jobs And Lipo

SWNS | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK

An aspiring model stole £46,000 from the bank where she worked - and splashed the cash on a boob job, dental work and liposuction. Pretty Rachael ...

'Unfair And Unfounded' - Bob Diamond Strikes Back At MPs

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

Bob Diamond has angrily rejected suggestions that he misled MPs over regulators' concerns about activities at Barclays. The bank's former boss said...

Stephen Merchant Quits As Voice Of Barclays

The Evening Standard | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Comedian Stephen Merchant has quit as the voice of Barclays ads because of "increasing commitments in the US". The star, 37, is believed to have en...

Tory MP: Osborne Should Apologise To Balls

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics

A Conservative MP has urged Chancellor George Osborne to apologise to rival Ed Balls for saying he had "questions to answer" over the Barclays rate-fi...

Relief For Balls As Bank Chief Says He Played No Role In Libor

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Politics

Bank of England deputy governor Paul Tucker has given former Labour ministers Ed Balls and Shriti Vadera a huge boost by telling MPs that he had no co...

City of London's Reputation is the Loser in Barclays Debacle

Roland Cross | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Politics
Roland Cross

The events of the last week have been highly damaging to the City of London. Implications that the Bank of England implicitly endorsed the manipulation of the one of the world's key interest rate indicators struck at the heart of the City's reputation as the world's leading financial centre.