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  • Arbuthnot's future is Secure

    20 March 2015

    The banking group continues to draw most of its earnings growth from its subsidiary Secure Trust.
  • Secure Trust is moving away from motors

    20 March 2015

    The fast-growing bank made a leap into business lending last year
  • Budget 2015: Banks feel tiny pinch

    18 March 2015

    UK banks will have to pay an increased levy to the taxpayer, but should benefit from saving incentives.
  • OSB: TSB wannabe?

    17 March 2015

    OneSavings Bank doubled its pre-tax profit last year on the back of the buy-to-let boom
  • TSB has its 15 minutes Tip Update

    12 March 2015

    Shares in TSB jumped in value following an offer for the bank by Spanish lender Banco de Sabadell
  • Close Bros still offers value Tip Update

    10 March 2015

    Close Brothers boosted its operating profits despite tough market conditions for Winterfloods
  • Virgin eyes credit card market

    09 March 2015

    Shortly before entering the FTSE 250, challenger bank Virgin Money has published its maiden set of results
  • Standard Chartered clears the decks Tip Update

    04 March 2015

    Wholesale boardroom changes and moves to reposition the group leave the short-term outlook uncertain for Standard Chartered
  • Barclays cheap compared with peers Tip Update

    03 March 2015

    Barclays is making progress with shrinking its non-core operations and investment bank, but misconduct costs were jacked up again.
  • Lloyds resumes dividends Tip Update

    27 February 2015

    Lloyds Banking Group's first dividend since 2008 marks another step on the path to normality.
  • The ascent of Man

    25 February 2015

    Following a very strong 2014, this year looks to be tougher for hedge fund business Man
  • IPF boosts dividend Tip Update

    25 February 2015

    International Personal Finance (IPF) has reported a solid year of profit growth and has significantly increased the dividend payout.
  • TSB hits the road running Tip Update

    25 February 2015

    TSB is grabbing a decent market share and looks well capitalised and undervalued against its rivals.
  • HSBC still faces regulatory headwinds Tip Update

    23 February 2015

    HSBC is battling to restore investor confidence after a string of regulatory failings.
  • Standard Chartered hacks at costs

    09 January 2015

    Standard is supporting cost-cutting plans by closing its cash equities business, but the savings won't ease the lender's nearer-term pressures
  • Banks returning to health

    17 December 2014

    While 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...
  • Autumn Statement: Tax raid hits bank shares

    03 December 2014

    The chancellor's decision to halve the amount of past losses that banks can use to offset against tax bills has sent bank shares south
  • Infrastructure spending gets another boost

    02 December 2014

    Plans have been announced to boost UK infrastructure spending and ease the planning process, but it might have come too late for some construction...
  • FX-rigging fines: more pain on the way

    12 November 2014

    Five 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...
  • Taking stock: a test passed?

    29 October 2014

    The 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...
  • Challenger banks - not quite game-changing

    06 October 2014

    Aldermore and Virgin Money are the latest challenger banks to announce flotations, but expectations of a big shift in the banking sector's competitive...
  • Market relief as Scots vote no

    19 September 2014

    Scotland's clear decision to remain within the UK is driving a relief rally, but a no vote doesn't mean no change
  • Shares slip on Scottish vote fears

    10 September 2014

    Shares are under pressure following news that YouGov's latest poll has given the yes campaign in Scotland's independence referendum a narrow...
  • Bank of Georgia's bosses sell up

    10 September 2014

    Two of Bank of Georgia's senior managers have taken advantage of a recovery in the bank's share price
  • OneSavings bounds ahead

    28 August 2014

    After buying Northern Rock's consumer book last year, banking newcomer OneSavings Bank is delivering rapid organic growth
  • Standard Chartered faces another fine Tip Update

    20 August 2014

    Just two years after being fined for transactions with prohibited countries, the bank is in trouble with US regulators again.
  • No panacea for the banks

    12 August 2014

    While a recovering economy has helped the banks to report much improved credit quality, misconduct-related woe and weak investment banking conditions...
  • Conduct unbecoming

    08 August 2014

    A 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.
  • Standard Chartered still struggling Tip Update

    06 August 2014

    Standard Chartered has seen its first-half performance hit by well-flagged problems in Korea and at its markets operation
  • TSB still too cheap Tip Update

    04 August 2014

    Maiden half-year figures from newly-floated lender TSB have underlined the bank's long-term growth potential

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