Charging customers for bank accounts is 'ridiculous', says watchdog

One-Minute Read Mon 13 Aug, AT 15:19

New Barclays chairman slammed for claim that scandals could have been avoided by charging for accounts


Coalition aims to soothe Olympic hangover with economic cure

Mon 13 Aug, AT 08:47 The Mole

After the mother of all parties, Conservatives plan growth bill that might annoy Lib Dem partners

MPs could question Google bosses over tax avoidance

One-Minute Read Mon 13 Aug, AT 07:33

Google might be called before Treasury select committee as part of investigation into tax avoidance, says MP

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Man United floats in New York, analysts fear 'son of Facebook'

One-Minute Read Fri 10 Aug, AT 09:11

IPO will make United world's most valuable club as shares go on sale at $14 each

Who is Sir David Walker, new Barclays chairman?

Profile Fri 10 Aug, AT 08:53

City establishment figure, aged 72, takes helm at crisis-hit bank

Imports exports containers docks

New blow to UK economy as trade gap widens to record level

First Reaction Thu 9 Aug, AT 15:17

'Awful' data cannot be blamed solely on Queen's Diamond Jubilee, say analysts

Mervyn King slams US regulator over Standard Chartered claims

One-Minute Read Wed 8 Aug, AT 15:12

Bank governor criticises US regulator for raising money laundering claims while inquiry is ongoing

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UK growth forecast cut to zero but King tries to be cheery

First Reaction Wed 8 Aug, AT 13:01

Bank chief evokes Olympic spirit but analyst compares UK economy to marathon runner in a diving suit

Church of England dumps News Corp shares over phone hacking

One-Minute Read Tue 7 Aug, AT 14:13

Church says it does not believe Murdoch's media company will make the necessary changes to its corporate governance

Rogue traders 'running riot' in the City, claims Nick Leeson

One-Minute Read Tue 7 Aug, AT 13:16

Bankers have nothing but 'contempt and disdain' for the rules, says the man who brought down Barings