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Oil Price Drops ‘Net Good’ For UK Economy

Speaking on Radio 5 Live, the Bank of England’s deputy governor, Ben Broadbent, has described the sharp fall in oil prices that we’ve experienced over the years as having an overall positive effect on our economy.

11 Feb 16 Read More

FCA Chief Denies “Weakening Resolve”

The current head of the Financial Conduct Authority has rejected allegations made by a senior MP that the watchdog has become too lenient with banks. The claims were made after the Financial Conduct Authority decided to axe its inquiry into the current culture in the banking sector in the City of London.

13 Jan 16 Read More

Fleet of No-Fee Bank Accounts Launched

A range of new, totally fee-free basic bank accounts have been launched by nine banks and building societies in the UK, promising to charge nothing for any missed payments.

13 Jan 16 Read More

Labour and Tories Unite over Tax Avoidance

Information from Reuters has brought to light the fact that five of the biggest banks operating in the UK (and worldwide) paid not a penny in corporation tax in 2014.

13 Jan 16 Read More

Banking Standards Board Sends Out First “Report Cards”

The major banks in the UK have been sent their first annual report cards by the organisation set up to improve the industry’s reputation and also to increase the standards seen across the board.

13 Jan 16 Read More

HBOS Report to be Critical of Bosses

The long-awaited report into the 2008 collapse of HBOS is set to be released later in the day.

20 Nov 15 Read More

People "Stubbornly Resistant" To Switch From Big Four Banks

The government's efforts to encourage people to switch their accounts away from the big high street banks are not seeing much success as they would have wished.

6 Nov 15 Read More

Lukewarm response to CMA’s first year and a half

The CMA’s latest investigation into the competitiveness in the banking sector has been called out for not going far enough – a criticism that has haunted the CMA since its inception.

23 Oct 15 Read More

Bank of England Governor: UK Leading Beneficiary of EU

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has discussed the financial effects of EU membership on the UK, while speaking at Oxford University on Wednesday.

22 Oct 15 Read More

US Investment Veteran Tipped to Take Over Barclays

Jes Staley, who just a few years ago was top of the list to take over as CEO at JP Morgan, has been (unofficially) hailed as Barclay’s top choice to replace Antony Jenkins.

21 Oct 15 Read More

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