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Are the rats abandoning HMS United Kingdom?

Are the rats abandoning HMS United Kingdom?

Capital outflows from the UK surge as the Scottish referendum approaches. But is that really the cause?

 

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19% Increase in bank switching

19% Increase in bank switching

11 September 2014

The man responsible for the government's current account switching service says it's done a good job, one year on. But the head of the FCA doesn't seem impressed.

 
 
Bad Banks: Greed, incompetence and the next global crisis - review

Bad Banks: Greed, incompetence and the next global crisis - review

11 September 2014

While this is an insightful look at the financial scandals of the past few years, it underestimates the rise of unorthodox alternatives to the high street lenders, says Giles Andrews.

 
 
EU heads for showdown over banks' bonus cap

EU heads for showdown over banks' bonus cap

08 September 2014

A senior EU official is urging Brussels to clamp down on banks using cash allowances to dodge the incoming EU bonus cap. But the UK government is off to court today with other ideas.

 
 
FTSE 100 and pound slide as Scottish independence looks more likely

FTSE 100 and pound slide as Scottish independence looks more likely

08 September 2014

The markets react after a shock poll puts the 'yes' campaign in the lead.

 
 
Bob Diamond ups stake in Nigerian Bank to $270m

Bob Diamond ups stake in Nigerian Bank to $270m

05 September 2014

It's the third significant stake for Atlas Mara, the African investment fund owned by Diamond.

 
 
ECB cuts interest rates to record low

ECB cuts interest rates to record low

04 September 2014

The growing threat of economic stagnation has pushed European Central Bank into surprise action

 
 
UK economy now ninth best, says WEF

UK economy now ninth best, says WEF

03 September 2014

Britain moves up one place in the competitiveness charts. But is that saying much?

 
 
Funding for Lending loans to small businesses have fallen (again)

Funding for Lending loans to small businesses have fallen (again)

28 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Only nine of 36 eligible banks actually used the Funding for Lending scheme in the second quarter of this year. The government's prodding just isn't working.

 
 
Chilango's 'burrito bond' wraps up £2.16m

Chilango's 'burrito bond' wraps up £2.16m

27 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: The Mexican restaurant chain's mini bond netted a record amount on crowd funding platform Crowdcube.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

15 August 2014

Why we hate Facebook Messenger, New Look's kimono bonanza, stinginess in the tech sector.

 
 

The MT interview: Terry Smith

"I'm often described as outspoken. I don't view this as a criticism."

Terry Smith, CEO of Tullet Prebon, pulls no punches in this month's big interview

 
 

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