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Asa Bennett

RBS Boss Fears You're Not Prepared For Interest Rate Rises

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics

Mortgage holders may not be able to cope with the extra financial pressure when interest rates rise, Royal Bank of Scotland's chief executive has war...

Asa Bennett

Bank Of England Deputy Has A Rather Stark Warning About The Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Politics

The world needs to better co-ordinate its financial regulations in order to avoid another banking crisis, Bank of England deputy governor Jon Cunliffe...

Asa Bennett

Defending The Banks And Now Big Energy, Why Does She Do It?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics

Angela Knight has forged a career on defending the seemingly indefensible, having fought for the Tories in John Major's government, then the banks jus...

Unilever And City Bankers Urge UK To Stay In EU

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

Unilever and City of London bankers have joined a growing chorus among the business community calling on Britain not to leave the European Union. P...

Asa Bennett

Where Have All The British Bankers Gone?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

The Royal Bank Of Scotland revealed today that New Zealander Ross McEwan would take over from Yorkshireman Stephen Hester as chief executive on Octob...

Clegg Is Wrong, Banks Aren't Racist - Report

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg was forced to admit that British banks were not pursuing racist lending policies after a government report cleared them of any discriminati...

Ignore the Banks (And Vince Cable) - They Are Lying

Harry Cooper | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Politics
Harry Cooper

The banks are lying. This may come as little surprise to most of us, given their appalling record of not taking responsibility for their behaviour both during and after the 2008 crisis. However it now seems that even Vince Cable, the business secretary, appears to have swallowed their most insidious lie.

Government Scheme To Help SMEs Recruits 15,000 Business Mentors

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Good news for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs); a government initiative to introduce more business mentor volunteers has reached its target o...

Bankers Want A Time Limit For PPI Claims - Should They Get It?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

A bankers trade body has appealed to the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to introduce a time limit for customers who were mis-sold payment protecti...

Charlie Thomas

Small Businesses Say Banks Aren't Lending - But Are They Actually Asking?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK

Small businesses are not applying for loans from banks, preferring to rely on their savings instead, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 s...

Are SMEs Turning Away From Banks For Finance?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

Business loans approvals from banks to SMEs have increased, but applications for lending and overdrafts have fallen, according to figures from the Bri...

Barclays: We Thought We Were Supposed To Lie

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

A misunderstanding among Barclays staff led to them thinking that the Bank of England (BoE) deputy governor had instructed them to lie in their Libor ...

DOWNGRADED: Top Banks See Their Credit Ratings Cut

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

Some of Britain's biggest banks were among 15 major financial institutions across the globe which suffered a downgrade in their credit ratings. Bar...

Banking Reforms 'Must Be Delayed'

Posted 29.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Plans to reform the banking sector should be put on hold until the economy has recovered and taxpayers have been repaid for baili...