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What You Really Need to Know About UK Interest Rates

Sebastian Burnside | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Sebastian Burnside

Over the next few months I'm going to be leading research at RBS on this topic. We'll be talking to our customers about interest rates and the decisions they think they'll make when rates change. We want to understand how we, and the industry itself, can help. This won't end the fevered speculation about the timing of the first rate rise, but next time you're listening to the debates, ask yourself this question. Does this tell me what I really need to know about UK interest rates?

9 Scottish Nationalists Who Think RBS' Move Threat Is A Unionist Plot

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Politics

Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group have angered pro-independence campaigners online by warning that they would move their headquarters fr...

Royal Bank Of... England?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group would move their headquarters from Edinburgh to London if Scotland votes for independence in next week...

Wonga To Axe These Puppets In Bid To Stop Attracting Children

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

Wonga's grandparent puppets, stars of the controversial payday lender's recent adverts, are to be axed as part of the firm's attempt to avoid "anythin...

Big Banks Are Threatening People With Dodgy 'Wonga-Style' Lawyers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

Britain's biggest banks are hitting customers with legal threats from what appear to be independent lawyers, but are actually names used by the bank's...

Is Ethical Banking an Oxymoron?

Ian Middleton | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK
Ian Middleton

On the day that Royal Bank of Scotland announced a bonus payout to it's staff of £588million in spite of an operating loss of £8.24billion, one had to wonder if any lessons were really learnt from the mess that was left after the banking crash only a few years ago...

RBS Reveals A £8.2bn Loss.. And A £576m Bonus Pot

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK

Taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland has recorded pre-tax losses of £8.2 billion for 2013, as it revealed a a staff bonus pot of £576 million. ...

'Vampire' RBS Accused Of Sucking Cash Out Of Small Firms

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Royal Bank of Scotland has been accused of acting like a "vampire" that sucks cash out of profitable businesses by government adviser and serial e...

Asa Bennett

'We See Noise And Nothing Changing Among The Big Banks', Warns Govt Adviser

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics

Big banks are still just as dominant as they were before the recession, with no one yet jailed or held responsible for the string of banking scandals ...

RBS Cancels Bonuses As It Prepares For £8 BILLION Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Royal Bank of Scotland has cancelled bonuses for its top executives after a string of fines has left the taxpayer-owned bank on track for a shock ...

Andrew Tyrie: 'Bank Juggernauts Have Yet To Clean Up Their Act'

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

Big banks have yet to start cleaning up their act following a string of mis-selling scandals and controversies like the fixing of Libor lending rates,...

RBS To Pay £61 Million To In Fines To US For Breaking Sanctions

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed to pay 100 million US dollars (£61 million) in fines to settle sanctions-busting allegations with American authorit...

RBS Finance Director Quits After Just Three Months

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The Royal Bank of Scotland's group finance director is to resign less than three months after taking the role, it has been confirmed. Nathan Bostock, ...

RBS And NatWest In 'Cyber Monday' Payment Cards Meltdown

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A banking glitch on one of the busiest online shopping days of the year left millions of shoppers unable to pay for transactions using their credit or...

Do RBS Bankers Deserve £500m In Bonuses This Year?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Royal Bank of Scotland bankers are set to rake in £500m in bonuses this year, despite the state-backed bank suffering a series of scandals like alleg...

Banking Reform - Don't Hold Your Breath

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

Banking practices have gone from shoddy to downright cruel. There is no compensation which can bring back the living thing which is a business. Nothing can take away the agony and the pain of knowing just how badly you have been treated, just how wrongly you have been judged.

Have The Energy Giants Got As Bad As 'Fred The Shred'?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics

Energy giants are facing a crisis of trust that could leave them as publicly disgraced as the banking industry was after Fred Goodwin's mismanagement ...

Being Paid Just £4m A Year Is UNFAIR, Says RBS Banker

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

Royal Bank of Scotland chairman Sir Philip Hampton has told how he felt like he was having an "out of body experience' when he had to listen to a bank...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Dave's Austerity Admission

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 12 November 2013... 1) DAVE'S AUSTERITY ADMISSION Remember how 'compassionate Conservative' Dave use...

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...

Royal Bank Of Scotland Avoids Osborne's Chopper

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

George Osborne will not be splitting apart the Royal Bank of Scotland, as it will instead create an internal "bad bank" of £38 billion of problem ass...

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 ...

Why Are Banks Under Investigation AGAIN?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

The Royal Bank of Scotland is among a number of banks under investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority over allegations of price manipulation in...

'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...

'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...