British Banks

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...

Baghdad Gets Its First British Bank Branch Since The War

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

Standard Chartered has become the first British bank to open a branch in Iraq since the war, with Iraqi prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki cutting the rib...

British Banks Stage 'Cyberwar' To Test Security Defences

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Britain's banks are engaging in a make-believe "war" as part of a massive test of their defences against cyber attack. What could go wrong? The ...

The Banking Crisis Is Yet Another Reminder of Why This is Miliband's Moment

Marc Stears | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Politics
Marc Stears

Ed Miliband went to the City on Monday of this week to give a speech on the banking crisis. There was not much unusual about that, you might think. But the way he opened his address said almost everything you need to know about Ed Miliband's leadership and his sense of where his party is headed.

UK Banks Miss Project Merlin Lending Targets

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK

Lending by Britain's top five banks shrank every quarter last year, official figures revealed today, in an embarrassing blow to the Chancellor's Proje...

Cable Says The Banks Will Be Ring-Fenced As Proposed By Vickers

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK Politics

The Business Secretary Vince Cable has revealed that the government will tomorrow accept in full the recommendation to ring-fence Britain's banks. Th...

Bank of England May Pull Trigger On Quantitative Easing

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK

The Bank of England could be set to inject a further £50 billion into the financial system in a second round of “quantitative easing” - printing ...

Banks Enjoyed '£46bn Taxpayer Subsidy' In 2010

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK

British banks are unfairly profiting from a taxpayer funded subsidy and should be cut down to size, according to a report published on Thursday. Th...

FTSE 100 Plunges Over Lawsuit Fear

PA | Posted 04.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- London's leading shares index has plunged into the red as shares in Britain's banks were hit by fears over a lawsuit launched aga...

United States Sues British Banks Over Mortgage Securities

PA | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The US government has begun legal action against 17 financial firms, including the country's largest banks, for selling billions ...