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Humans ‘to live past 130 by end of century’
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Tall Tales

Humans ‘to live past 130 by end of century’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 Jul 2021
Pros and cons of ditching cash for contactless
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In Depth

Pros and cons of ditching cash for contactless

Physical currency use has plummeted during the pandemic
16 Feb 2021
Racoons break into bank and steal biscuits
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Racoons break into bank and steal biscuits

And other stories from the stranger side of life
27 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: dirty money ‘destroys dreams and lives’
Banking
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Instant Opinion: dirty money ‘destroys dreams and lives’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 21 September
21 Sep 2020
Should the mortgage holiday scheme have been extended?
London houses
In Brief

Should the mortgage holiday scheme have been extended?

Banks warn that some homeowners may struggle to repay additional debt
28 May 2020
Why are banks blocking lost holiday repayments?
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In Brief

Why are banks blocking lost holiday repayments?

Lenders are stalling on refunds as tourists are owed £7bn for cancelled trips
29 Apr 2020
British banks cancel dividends: what does it mean?
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British banks cancel dividends: what does it mean?

Bank of England applies pressure to UK banks to help bolster the economy in the face of a Covid-19 recession
2 Apr 2020

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Gina Miller asks chancellor to review Andrew Bailey
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Gina Miller asks chancellor to review Andrew Bailey

Anti-Brexit campaigner lays blame for series of scandals at the door of Financial Conduct Authority
26 Feb 2020
HSBC to cut 35,000 jobs: why profits plunged
HSBC
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HSBC to cut 35,000 jobs: why profits plunged

British bank announces 33% drop in profits and plans to slash branches in US
18 Feb 2020
PPI deadline day: how to claim
Lloyds Bank
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PPI deadline day: how to claim

Final chance for consumers to apply for compensation
29 Aug 2019
Best and worst UK companies for customer service
Ryanair flight cancellations could lead to multi-million pound claims
In Depth

Best and worst UK companies for customer service

Ryanair is voted worst for customer service for the sixth year in a row
23 Aug 2019
Capital One hack: what happened?
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In Depth

Capital One hack: what happened?

Hacker arrested after data of 106 million Americans and Canadians are stolen
30 Jul 2019
Barclays and RBS among banks to face £1bn forex lawsuit
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In Brief

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
Britons without a bank account face ‘poverty premium’
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In Brief

Britons without a bank account face ‘poverty premium’

1.23 million unbanked individuals pay £485 extra a year for everyday bills and services
23 Apr 2019
The best and worst banks in the UK
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In Brief

The best and worst banks in the UK

Newcomer Metro Bank tops customer satisfaction poll while RBS languishes at bottom
15 Feb 2019
Lloyds banking down: bank apologises following major outage
Lloyds Bank
In Depth

Lloyds banking down: bank apologises following major outage

Customers have been unable to log into their accounts since yesterday evening
11 Feb 2019
Santander branch closures: see the full list
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In Brief

Santander branch closures: see the full list

Spanish-owned bank to close 140 UK branches in 2019
23 Jan 2019
Deutsche Bank HQ raided in Panama Papers probe
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In Depth

Deutsche Bank HQ raided in Panama Papers probe

German police swoop on Frankfurt offices following money laundering claims
29 Nov 2018
Goldman Sachs offering staff free emergency nanny care
Goldman Sachs
In Brief

Goldman Sachs offering staff free emergency nanny care

Scheme is part of broader initiative to support the bank’s female stuff
23 Nov 2018
Major UK firms to microchip employees
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In Brief

Major UK firms to microchip employees

Legal and financial companies attracted by security and performance benefits
12 Nov 2018
Brexit: what is Theresa May’s deal on financial services?
Theresa May
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Brexit: what is Theresa May’s deal on financial services?

Agreement struck would give UK companies access to European markets
1 Nov 2018
Europe’s biggest banks fined for money laundering
The City of London
In Brief

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
TSB chief Paul Pester steps down with £1.7m payout
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In Depth

TSB chief Paul Pester steps down with £1.7m payout

Outgoing executive had forfeited a £2m bonus earlier this year
4 Sep 2018
The greatest robberies of the 21st century
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In Brief

The greatest robberies of the 21st century

From smash-and-grabs to underground tunnelling and cryptocurrency hacks, this century has seen it all
2 Aug 2018
High-cost credit crackdown ‘too weak’
Britain is facing a growing credit bubble
In Brief

High-cost credit crackdown ‘too weak’

Campaigners say FCA measures fall short of capping fees that affect 19 million UK customers
1 Jun 2018
TSB customers outraged over ‘serious data breach’
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In Brief

TSB customers outraged over ‘serious data breach’

Technical issues during online banking upgrade saw some users able to access other peoples’ details
23 Apr 2018
Credit card debt growing at fastest rate since recession
Credit cards are increasingly used to pay for smaller purchases
In Brief

Credit card debt growing at fastest rate since recession

New FCA rules aimed at helping people in persistent debt come into force in September
27 Mar 2018
Banks ordered to help people pay off credit card loans
Credit card debt has spiralled in recent years
In Brief

Banks ordered to help people pay off credit card loans

New rules from Financial Conduct Authority tackle growing personal debt crisis
28 Feb 2018
City giants start moving to Frankfurt
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City giants start moving to Frankfurt

German finance hub looks to assume the mantle of Europe’s business capital
6 Oct 2017
RBS smashes expectations with £940m profit
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RBS smashes expectations with £940m profit

State-backed bank celebrates half-year success, but shadow hangs over rest of year
4 Aug 2017
Why the Barnett formula isn't applied to Tory-DUP deal
Nicola Sturgeon
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Why the Barnett formula isn't applied to Tory-DUP deal

Is the SNP right to argue Scotland should receive £2.9bn more now Northern Ireland will receive an extra £1bn?
27 Jun 2017
Italy bails out two more banks with €17bn rescue deal
Intesa Sanpaolo
In Brief

Italy bails out two more banks with €17bn rescue deal

Larger banking group Intesa Sanpaolo will take on parts of the banks that can be saved
26 Jun 2017
Has the Co-op Bank secured its future?
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In Depth

Has the Co-op Bank secured its future?

It might sound like history repeating itself, but a fresh hedge fund deal could be the start of a new era
26 Jun 2017
Iceland ends capital controls imposed after financial crash
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In Brief

Iceland ends capital controls imposed after financial crash

Country returns to international finance markets as tourism helps economy grow 7.2 per cent
13 Mar 2017
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