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09 January 2015Standard is supporting cost-cutting plans by closing its cash equities business, but the savings won't ease the lender's nearer-term pressures
17 December 2014While Lloyds and RBS only just passed the Bank of England's latest stress-testing exercise, the banking sector overall is looking far more able to...
03 December 2014The chancellor's decision to halve the amount of past losses that banks can use to offset against tax bills has sent bank shares south
02 December 2014Plans have been announced to boost UK infrastructure spending and ease the planning process, but it might have come too late for some construction...
12 November 2014Five major banks have been hit by big fines from UK and US regulators for their part in FX market manipulation - but that's unlikely to be the end...
29 October 2014The results of EU-wide stress-testing may point to the the emergence of a more robust banking sector, but that doesn't automatically add up to an...
06 October 2014Aldermore and Virgin Money are the latest challenger banks to announce flotations, but expectations of a big shift in the banking sector's competitive...
19 September 2014Scotland's clear decision to remain within the UK is driving a relief rally, but a no vote doesn't mean no change
10 September 2014Shares are under pressure following news that YouGov's latest poll has given the yes campaign in Scotland's independence referendum a narrow...
10 September 2014Two of Bank of Georgia's senior managers have taken advantage of a recovery in the bank's share price
28 August 2014After buying Northern Rock's consumer book last year, banking newcomer OneSavings Bank is delivering rapid organic growth
20 August 2014Just two years after being fined for transactions with prohibited countries, the bank is in trouble with US regulators again.
12 August 2014While a recovering economy has helped the banks to report much improved credit quality, misconduct-related woe and weak investment banking conditions...
08 August 2014A raft of allegations have surfaced this week suggesting improper conduct is rife within the City. A cynic might say this should come as no surprise.
06 August 2014Standard Chartered has seen its first-half performance hit by well-flagged problems in Korea and at its markets operation
04 August 2014Maiden half-year figures from newly-floated lender TSB have underlined the bank's long-term growth potential
31 July 2014RESULTS: Ignoring fines and PPI-related charged and an improving economic backdrop helped Lloyds' underlying profit to jump almost a third
30 July 2014RESULTS: Restructuring progress, lower costs and a falling bad debt charge helped Barclays beat expectations at the half-year stage
25 July 2014RBS at last appears to be making progress, after a much reduced bad debt charge helped drive a recovery in half-year earnings
22 July 2014Arbuthnot's stake in Secure Trust is worth more than its current market value, which ignores the group's solidly performing private bank
22 July 2014RESULTS: Specialist lender Secure Trust has plenty of capital and is growing fast, but the shares are no bargain
22 July 2014Barclays' shares have slumped since New York's attorney general filed a law suit against the bank last month, but it's the lender's...
27 June 2014Standard Chartered is expecting a grim first half, but its longer-term growth story isn’t really in doubt
11 June 2014Lloyds' undemanding flotation price range for TSB suggests that the bank isn't taking any chances with the forthcoming flotation
04 June 2014The impending flotation of TSB signals the birth of a significant challenger bank, yet there's plenty of other players looking to muscle into the...
29 May 2014Lloyds is to float a quarter of TSB next month and its shares look like a good way to play the UK's economic recovery
12 May 2014Barclays has announced plans to radically scale back its investment bank - that strategy has already helped the shares jump 7 per cent and more upside...
07 May 2014Bank earnings are benefiting from rapidly improving credit quality as the economic recovery takes hold - but some lenders have been hit hard by weak...
07 May 2014Cross-border payments specialist Earthport has added banking titan HSBC to its client list.
16 April 2014Lawsuits, regulation and a book release have put high-speed trading back in the headlines