Big Banks

The Pay Squeeze Is Over (But Only If You Got A Bonus)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics

The coalition has received a boost from the news that average pay rises have outstripped inflation for the first time in four years in a sign of the s...

The Banks Are Admitting Guilt, So Why Is No One Jumping for Joy?

Harry Cooper | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Harry Cooper

The banks have admitted guilt and they are paying us back for all the dodgy deals they got into! Well, not really. Banks are, in effect, 'fessing up to having behaved fraudulently or criminally. However what 'settling' means is actually 'paying regulators to shut up and stop asking difficult questions'.

Osborne 'Forced' Into 'Hollow' Backing To Lock Up 'Reckless Bankers'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne's backing of proposals to jail reckless bankers has come under fire as a mere 'symbolic gesture' by experts. This came a...

Cybercrime is Bankers' Biggest Threat - It's Official

Graham Welch | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

The problem for the hard pressed banks' Chief Information Security Officers is that today's attacks are not noisy ego driven dares by bored youngsters, rather they are well-funded, highly motivated attacks by criminal gangs using the full power of the internet to resource and carry them out. It is also all about making money rather than fame as the motivation for such hacks and attacks.

A Right Load Of Bankers

Andy Law | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Andy Law

C'mon bankers. Re-invent banking. This is a big opportunity. Then you'll find your customers will come up with a more, ahem, grown up and positive sobriquet.

Debt, Grinding Debt

Peter Kellow | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Kellow

Debt is hardly something new and what it does to a life are not new either. Emerson, as a socially concerned person in 1936, understood it well and expressed in a way that feels powerfully close to us today.

Mean Banks

Michael Nuciforo | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK
Michael Nuciforo

You're all familiar with the bell curve right? I'm sure you remember studying it at school...

No Big Bonuses For Bankers, Warns Mervyn King

PA | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King today made a fresh appeal for fairness in bankers' pay and bonuses. Sir Mervyn told MPs at the Treasury Se...

David Cameron Pledges To Tackle Excessive Executive Pay Packages

PA | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron backed powers for shareholders to veto executive pay packages as political pressure to curb vast salaries and bonuses gathered pace. ...

The Anarchists Occupying Part of London

Marcus Moore | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK
Marcus Moore

LAND close to St Paul's Cathedral remains occupied by a group of anarchists who show no signs of abandoning the camp first established there in 886 AD...