MP Who Told Osborne To F**K Off Now Made His Deputy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

Tory MP Andrea Leadsom has been appointed the new economic secretary to the Treasury in a surprise reshuffle prompted by Maria Miller stepping down as...

Barclays Needs to Clean Up Its Shameful Act

Tom Fyans | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Fyans

When Antony Jenkins took the helm at Barclays he promised to clean up a bank that had been badly scarred by a seemingly relentless stream of scandals. To re-enforce the point he sent an email to his 140,000 staff saying that he wanted to bring new ethical standards to Barclays. Those who didn't want to sign up to them were told they should leave.

Pay Contests Are About Status, Not Talent

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK
Margaret Heffernan

To get good people, you must pay competitive salaries. That's the argument of boards and compensation committees across the company. But it isn't true.

Web for Everyone Launches Campaign to Fight Internet Inequality

Freya Bromley | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

As we celebrate 25 years of the World Wide Web, the Web for Everyone coalition wants to give thousands of people the power to learn new digital skills. The aim of the partnership is to address 'internet inequality' by encouraging people from all walks of life, young and old, to not only use the Web but create it.

Barclays CEO: We Must Pay Big Bonuses 'To Avoid Death Spiral'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics

Barclays needed to pay its top bankers bigger bonuses in order to avoid investment bankers quitting and sending the bank into a "death spiral", accord...

Profits Down, Over 10,000 Jobs To Go - At Least Bonuses Are Up!

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Barclays has revealed a 10% hike in its bonus pool to £2.4 billion for 2013 despite posting a 32% drop in underlying annual profits and announcing th...

Barclays Customer Information 'Sold To Rogue Traders'

PA | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK

An investigation is under way after confidential files relating to customers of Barclays Bank were allegedly stolen and sold on to rogue City traders....

'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 ...

Does Barclays No Longer Value Their Own Customers?

Mark Hillary | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Mark Hillary

The argument today is that telephone banking, Internet banking, and even self-service kiosks in supermarkets have replaced the need for branches. It could even be argued that over the past couple of decades branches have become little more than outlets for selling insurance anyway.

Lloyds To Cut Over 1,000 Jobs As Barclays Readies Its Axe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

Lloyds Banking Group is set to slash over 1,000 jobs as Barclays has already imposed a travel ban on its staff as it reportedly prepares to cut hundre...

Could It Take A Decade For You To Trust Barclays Again?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins has admitted it could take as long as a decade for the bank to win back public trust after a string of scandal...

Woman Honoured Who Fought Bob Diamond's 'Obscene' Pay

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A former Barclays director who fought against former chief executive Bob Diamond's "obscene" pay packet at the bank has been made a dame in the New Ye...

Boris Bikes Rolled Out Across South London

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK

The Boris Bike scheme will be rolled out further into south London, the Mayor of London has announced, just days after the project's sponsor Barclays ...

Barclays To End Boris Bike Sponsorship

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Barclays is to end its sponsorship of the so-called Boris Bikes, introduced by London Mayor Boris Johnson to the capital in 2010. The bank's logo has ...

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...

Why Could Bankers Be Banned From Online Chat Rooms?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK

Big banks like the Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays and JP Morgan could ban their traders from online chat rooms in order to limit any risk of collusi...

Banks Making BILLIONS In Food Price Bets

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

Five major banks made an estimated £2.2 billion over two years from betting on the price of food including wheat, maize and soy, which has sparked ac...

Asa Bennett

BoE Spent HOW Much Spent On Deputy's Leaving Bashes? | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Politics

The Bank of England has sparked outrage for spending nearly £9,200 on two leaving parties for former deputy governor Paul Tucker, even though he rece...

What Is Barclays Being Probed About NOW?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Barclays revealed it had been pulled into a worldwide investigation into alleged manipulation of the £3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market as it ...

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 ...

Social Business and Philanthropy - Is There Room for Both?

Michael Harris | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Michael Harris

In Johannesburg, Unilever's CEO Paul Polman summed up our predicament neatly to a room of 1,250 young leaders from across the globe: "Never before has a generation faced such devastating problems," but crucially in the same breath "never before has the same generation had the tools to fix them."

'The Big Banks' Dominance Will Finish'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Politics

RBS, Lloyds, HSBC and Barclays will lose their "dominance" by the end of the decade due to the rise of competitive alternative banks and government re...

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. ...

'Keep 1mth As Low As Possible.. He'll Suck Your Old Fella'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

City broker ICAP has been hit with a £54m fine by both American and British financial regulators as three of its former employees have been charged o...

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 ...