Sir John Vickers

Banks To See Retail And Investment Arms 'Ringfenced' By 2015

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest and Chris Wimpress | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK

UK Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the government will put into law recommendations to "ringfence" retail banks from their trading arms, ...

Lending for Growth – a Conference Priority?

Stian Westlake | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK Politics
Stian Westlake

What, can we hope for from the Chancellor today? At the very least, it seems likely that he will underline the importance of getting business lending flowing. But there's some hope that we won't have to wait until November's statement for a more definitive move on bank lending. Britain's businesses are watching.

Former City Minister: ICB Have Swallowed Banking Lobby Lines On Reform

PA | Press Association | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Politics

Former City minister Lord Myners has torn into reforms announced on Monday aimed at preventing another banking crisis. The Labour peer said the Ind...

George Osborne Tells MPs The UK Will Remain Competitive

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK

George Osborne has endorsed the Sir John Vickers’ Independent Commission on Banking. In a statement to the Commons, he called it an “impressive pi...

Vince Cable: Banks Should Use 'Lavish Payment' Pots To Fund Reforms

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons, Chris Wimpress & Paul Vale | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK

Business Secretary Vince Cable has dismissed the costs to the banks over the implementation of Sir John Vickers’ Independent Commission on Banking. ...

Bank Reforms: Reaction From Westminster, The City And The High Street

Posted 12.11.2011 | UK

Proposals to ring-fence banks' high street retail arms from their riskier investment outfits have been broadly welcomed by politicians, but industry v...

Bank Shares Fall Following Publication Of Reform Package

PA | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Britain's biggest banks have seen their shares fall after a Government-appointed commission unveiled a far-reaching reform packag...

City and Politicians React To Banking Reform Report

Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons & Chris Wimpress | Posted 11.11.2011 | UK Politics

An independent report into banking has recommended some of the most significant changes to the sector in decades. The final report of Sir John Vick...

Vince Cable Warns Banks

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has warned banks it is "disingenuous in the extreme"  to suggest reforms to the sector will damage Britain’s economic recovery. The ...