Barclays and RBS among banks to face £1bn forex lawsuit
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Barclays and RBS among banks to face £1bn forex lawsuit

Action follows European Commission ruling that lenders had broken EU competition law
30 Jul 2019
Who is the ‘Pink Lady Bandit’ wanted by the FBI?
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Who is the ‘Pink Lady Bandit’ wanted by the FBI?

Colourfully-nicknamed robber has hit four East Coast banks
29 Jul 2019
Deutsche Bank starts slashing jobs - what went wrong?
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Deutsche Bank starts slashing jobs - what went wrong?

Analysts say lender struggled to adjust to aftermath of financial crash
9 Jul 2019
Why everyone’s talking about Monzo
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Why everyone’s talking about Monzo

London-based digital bank smashes past £2bn following fresh funding from US
25 Jun 2019
Could ‘banking hubs’ solve problem of branch closures?
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Could ‘banking hubs’ solve problem of branch closures?

MPs fear large sections of society could face ‘financial exclusion’
14 May 2019
Metro Bank: how safe is your money?
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Metro Bank: how safe is your money?

‘False rumours’ on Whatsapp prompted long queues in some branches amid fears over deposit boxes
13 May 2019
Deutsche Bank fears prosecutions over money laundering
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Deutsche Bank fears prosecutions over money laundering

Leaked internal report shows German lender expects significant brand damage
18 Apr 2019
NatWest and RBS trial new fingerprint bank cards
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NatWest and RBS trial new fingerprint bank cards

Biometric payment system will allow customers to spend more than £30 using contactless cards
12 Mar 2019
Britain’s ‘broken’ cash system leaves millions vulnerable
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Britain’s ‘broken’ cash system leaves millions vulnerable

MPs and regulators warn closure of free-to-use cash machines in rural areas leave customers isolated
13 Feb 2019
Deutsche Bank HQ raided in Panama Papers probe
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Deutsche Bank HQ raided in Panama Papers probe

German police swoop on Frankfurt offices following money laundering claims
29 Nov 2018
How and where money is being laundered
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How and where money is being laundered

Government crackdown to make it harder to spend illegal cash
1 Nov 2018
Bank transfers to be name-checked to combat fraud
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Bank transfers to be name-checked to combat fraud

Anti-fraud measure aims to cut down on authorised push payment scams
18 Oct 2018
Europe’s biggest banks fined for money laundering
The City of London
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Europe’s biggest banks fined for money laundering

All five of the UK’s largest banks have been sanctioned for money laundering offences within the last decade
10 Oct 2018
What is push fraud and how can you avoid it?
Chaos Computer Club Berlin
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What is push fraud and how can you avoid it?

‘Cruel scam’ used to steal £145m from UK bank customers in first half of 2018
25 Sep 2018
Financial crash anniversary: how the world has changed
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Financial crash anniversary: how the world has changed

The Week looks at the lasting economic, political and social consequences of the 2008 crisis
14 Sep 2018
Are we sleepwalking into another financial crisis?
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Are we sleepwalking into another financial crisis?

Former PM Gordon Brown warns that problems surrounding the 2008 crash remain unresolved
13 Sep 2018
Labour: Lehman Brothers’ 10-year reunion party ‘sickening’
Lehman Brothers employees leave the bank's EU HQ in London in 2008
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Labour: Lehman Brothers’ 10-year reunion party ‘sickening’

Staff to hold cocktail and canapé get-together a decade after bank collapse sparked economic crisis
21 Aug 2018
Two-thirds of Brits still don’t trust banks
Anti-banking protest in London in 2009
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Two-thirds of Brits still don’t trust banks

Ten years on from the financial crisis, survey finds trust for banking system in short supply
17 Aug 2018
What is Britain’s worst bank?
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What is Britain’s worst bank?

Royal Bank of Scotland comes joint-bottom in the new personal banking league table, and last for business banking
16 Aug 2018
FBI warns cash machine global cyber-attack imminent
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FBI warns cash machine global cyber-attack imminent

British banks have been warned their ATMs could be mass-hacked by cyber criminals ‘in the coming days’
14 Aug 2018
Interest rate rise: how will it affect you?
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Interest rate rise: how will it affect you?

Mortgage holders facing payment hikes as Bank’s rate hits 0.75% - the highest in almost a decade
2 Aug 2018
RBS set for biggest privatisation in UK history
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RBS set for biggest privatisation in UK history

US regulators impose $4.9bn penalty and pave way for Government to sell its 70% stake
11 May 2018
RBS to cut 162 branches and 792 jobs
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RBS to cut 162 branches and 792 jobs

Move comes days after taxpayer-owned bank announced 206% rise in profits
2 May 2018
TSB crisis enters fourth day
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TSB crisis enters fourth day

Bank boss ‘sorry’ for IT chaos that has left customers unable to access accounts or make payments
25 Apr 2018
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?
Paul Flowers
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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
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