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Charlie Thomas

RBS Staff See Bonuses Clawed Back To Pay Libor Fines

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Thousands of staff across the Royal Bank of Scotland will lose their bonuses this year as the bank claws back money to pay fines for its part in the L...

RBS Fined £400m For Libor Scandal

PA | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Politics

Royal Bank of Scotland is to pay nearly £400 million to regulators in the US and UK to settle its involvement in the Libor-rigging. RBS has agree...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cameron Vs The Conservatives

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 6 February 2013... 1) CAMERON VS THE CONSERVATIVES It was a historic night in the Commons - both fo...

Lord Lawson Says RBS Should Be Nationalised, As Cameron Urges Bonus 'Restraint'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Politics

Former Conservative chancellor Lord Lawson has said George Osborne should nationalise the Royal Bank of Scotland. In an interview with the Financia...

Charlie Thomas

Financial Watchdog Bares Its Teeth At Banks Over Interest Rate Swaps

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Bad news for banks, but good news for businesses on Thursday - The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has said it will investigate the mis-selling of ...

Charlie Thomas

PPI Complaints Are STILL Rising

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

The payment protection insurance (PPI) furore is far from over, as new data from the financial ombudsman shoes almost half of the PPI complaints broug...

Two RBS Execs Under Pressure To Resign Ahead Of Libor Settlement

Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK

The London inter bank offer rate (Libor) rigging scandal continues into 2013, with reports that the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is close to negotiati...

Students' Anger As Union Enforces Natwest Boycott

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university union has banned its own students from applying to a national bank group for funding and watching six nations rugby at their union bar - ...

Bonuses For RBS Bankers Shrink After Multi-Million Fine

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK

The bonus pot at state-backed Royal Bank of Scotland will shrink this year as the bank pays an estimated £350 million fine for its role in the interb...

Bishop Challenges Bank Boss Over Social Duty

PA | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

The incoming Archbishop of Canterbury has taken one of the country's most senior bankers to task over his industry's social role. Justin Welby accu...

RBS Takes Big Step Towards Independence From Government

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK

The semi-nationalised Royal Bank of Scotland has announced it is to exit a state-backed insurance scheme covering its poorer-quality assets, a signifi...

Jobs Under Threat At RBS After Santander Deal Collapse

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK

Thousands of workers are facing mounting uncertainty over their jobs after the collapse of a proposed sale of Royal Bank of Scotland branches to Spani...

RBS Boss Stephen Hester 'Disappointed' After Santander Pulls Out Of Deal

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

The proposed sale of 316 RBS branches to Santander had collapsed after the Spanish banking giant pulled out of an agreed £1.65 billion purchase. T...

PPI Complaints Soar, But Current Account Gripes Continue To Drop

Charlie Thomas | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK

Payment protection insurance complaints in the past six months have driven grumbles about financial services firms up by 59%. Data released on Sept...

RBS: 'We're On The Way To Becoming A Good Bank'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

The Royal Bank of Scotland is nearing the point of becoming a "recovered bank" and should have largely completed its restructuring by next year, accor...

Banks Are Lending More, Says Merv

Press Association/The Huffington Post | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

The Bank of England has said there are signs that banks are starting to lend more cash to struggling businesses and households. Borrowing rates are...

Barclays Named The 'Most Complained About Bank'

Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

Barclays Bank was the most complained about financial institution, racking up 23,703 complaints in a year, according to data from the Financial Ombuds...

RBS Improves Existing Lending Rates For Medium Sized Businesses With Funding For Lending Scheme

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced it will use the Treasury's Funding For Lending scheme to boost its Manufacturing Fund. The fund, which was...

'Anyone Can Change Libor'

Reuters | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

A former dealer for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC has provided fresh details on how traders at the British bank tried to influence Libor rates...

Barclays, RBS and HSBC Face US Libor Investigation

PA | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK

The rate-rigging scandal that has rocked the banking industry is showing no signs of abating as US authorities summoned three British banks for questi...

When Things Go Wrong..

Owen Roberts | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK
Owen Roberts

Being in the public eye is a tricky thing, very few people remember the things you get right and everyone will remember the things you get wrong.

RBS's Prized American Division 'Citizens' A Takeover Target For Brazilian Bank

PA | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK

Royal Bank of Scotland's prized American division Citizens was today reported to be a £10 billion target for one of Brazil's biggest banks. The Rh...

On The Table? Government 'Discussing Fully Nationalising RBS'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Politics

Cabinet ministers are considering fully nationalising the Royal Bank of Scotland, which was bailed out in in 2008, according to reports on Thursday. ...

RBS Bracing Itself For Libor Scandal Fine, Chief Admits

Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

The Royal Bank of Scotland expect to be next in line to be censured by the Financial Services Authority over their role in the Libor scandal, its chie...

My Story: Why I Spoke Out About the Ulster Bank Chaos

Brian John Spencer | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

I was on the local news the other night; a first for me, as you can see, here. I made the intro credits, was interviewed by the BBC business journalist off site and was seen unfurling a banner over a bridge that overhangs a major carriageway that read: "fat cat on a hot tin roof."