HSBC reveals 59% gender pay gap
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HSBC reveals 59% gender pay gap

Bank blames low number of women in senior roles for massive discrepancy
16 Mar 2018
Latvia jolted by US probe and arrest of central bank chief
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Latvia jolted by US probe and arrest of central bank chief

US Treasury accuses Baltic nation’s third-largest bank of money laundering
20 Feb 2018
Barclays Bank charged over Qatari loan
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Barclays Bank charged over Qatari loan

Serious Fraud Office allege 2008 bailout money was used to provide ‘unlawful financial assistance’
13 Feb 2018
Davos: China promises bank rescue to avert financial crisis
China has ballooning household debt
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Davos: China promises bank rescue to avert financial crisis

Lessons learned from Lehman collapse prompt ‘blanket guarantee no major institution will be allowed to fail’
24 Jan 2018
RBS memo to ‘let customers hang themselves’ sparks fury
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RBS memo to ‘let customers hang themselves’ sparks fury

Ex-MP says callous banking tactics following 2008 crash drove small business owners to suicide
18 Jan 2018
Is the Bitcoin bubble about to burst?
Is Bitcoin a flash in the pan or the real deal?
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Is the Bitcoin bubble about to burst?

Cryptocurrency facing crunch point as price nears $10,000
28 Nov 2017
Banking whistleblowers ‘gagged, hunted down and bankrupted’
Storm clouds gathering over the City of London
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Banking whistleblowers ‘gagged, hunted down and bankrupted’

Lord Cromwell says UK should follow the American system of compensating those who speak out
8 Nov 2017
Goldman Sachs threatens Brexit job exodus from London
Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein has dropped numerous hints about moving UK operations to Frankfurt
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Goldman Sachs threatens Brexit job exodus from London

The Bank of England says up to 75,000 jobs could be lost in UK financial services
31 Oct 2017
Germany accuses Switzerland of espionage
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Germany accuses Switzerland of espionage

The investigation adds fire to a long-running tax dispute between the two countries
15 Aug 2017
How will the UK bank ring-fence work?
High Street Banks
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How will the UK bank ring-fence work?

Recent concessions on transfers from retail banks and cross-selling have been welcomed by the sector
26 Oct 2015
How anti-corruption measures are shutting women out of banks
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How anti-corruption measures are shutting women out of banks

Barriers to opening accounts may be 'unnecessarily high' for women in developing countries
4 Sep 2015
Is the Co-op Bank heading for a merger?
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Is the Co-op Bank heading for a merger?

Boss admits stockmarket listing is some way off as losses likely to continue for two years
20 Aug 2015
Bankers' bonuses: can they be justified?
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Bankers' bonuses: can they be justified?

Opponents say they fuel extravagant risk-taking, but bankers' bonus season is still a fixture on the financial calendar
19 Jan 2015
Lloyds to cut 9,000 jobs as banking drifts online
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Lloyds to cut 9,000 jobs as banking drifts online

200 branches will close as Lloyds moves to 'digitise' retail banking operations – and cut costs
28 Oct 2014
Virgin Money flotation: Branson aims to raise £150m
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Virgin Money flotation: Branson aims to raise £150m

Richard Branson's Virgin Money will become the fourth bank this year to float on the London Stock Exchange
2 Oct 2014
New EU rules could mean the end of free banking
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New EU rules could mean the end of free banking

Caps on interchange fees are good for business, but could mean banks pass the cost on to customers
1 Oct 2014
Apple Pay is the future: just look at Starbucks experience
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Apple Pay is the future: just look at Starbucks experience

Another step forward in the payments revolution – will the banks ever manage to keep up?
12 Sep 2014
Osborne vetoes RBS plan to pay CEO double salary as bonus
Royal Bank of Scotland
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Osborne vetoes RBS plan to pay CEO double salary as bonus

RBS tries to sidestep government rules by paying Ross McEwan an extra £1m 'allowance'
25 Apr 2014
Euan Sutherland resigns from 'ungovernable' Co-op Group
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Euan Sutherland resigns from 'ungovernable' Co-op Group

Chief executive Euan Sutherland has stepped down, blaming a lack of ‘professional and commercial governance.
11 Mar 2014
Cash Isa interest washout as bear market in shares looms
High Street Banks
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Cash Isa interest washout as bear market in shares looms

Where to put your savings as interest rates tumble and bull run comes to an end?
11 Mar 2014