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Shares in OneSavings Bank (OSB) plummeted this morning after the lender revealed it would take a hit of up to £180m from a “step change” in customer behaviour. In a statement released after market close last night, the FTSE 250-listed bank said customers in a certain part of the loan book were choosing to refinance [...]
Bank bosses admitted to the regulator that they needed to “do more” to help customers access the best deals on savings products. In a statement after yesterday’s meeting, the regulator said “those in the room recognised that they needed to do more to help their consumers access the best rates.” Savings rates have lagged the [...]
The former UBS banker convicted of Libor rigging in the UK will see his conviction referred to the Court of Appeal in a major development in his campaign to prove his innocence.
Bank chiefs are meeting Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) officials on Thursday to discuss concerns surrounding interest rates for savers lagging behind the cost of mortgages. Bosses from HSBC, Natwest, Lloyds and Barclays are expected to attend. According to data from Moneyfactscompare.co.uk, the average easy access savings rate on offer on Thursday is 2.49 per cent. [...]
More generous savings rates at challenger banks are seeing customers flock to newer players in the market, as pressure grows on big banks
The government should take the lead in encouraging the digitisation of the UK’s capital markets to boost the City’s competitiveness, UK Finance has argued. In a new report released today by Oliver Wyman and UK Finance, the government has been urged to take a bold approach to ‘tokenisation’ or risk losing investment to other parts [...]
Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia speaks with City A.M. on Richard Branson, the menopause and carving out a path for women's success in the City
Finance groups have called for regulators to report on a new range of metrics to ensure they are meeting their statutory obligations. After the Financial Services and Markets Bill passed into law last week, regulators will have hugely increased responsibility for adapting and amending onshored EU regulations. As part of the Bill, regulators will have [...]
The Bank of England is considering plans to force more international banks to set up subsidiaries in the UK. According to the Financial Times, the Bank could reduce the threshold at which foreign banks have to set up subsidiaries which have their own capital and liquidity. Unlike branches, subsidies are able to be seized by [...]
Numis struggled with the “effective closure” of the IPO market in the third quarter, with revenue falling ahead of the bank’s takeover by Deutsche Bank. The London-based investment bank said revenue in the three months to the end of June came in below the first half, reflecting the “deteriorating market backdrop” across investment banking. Although [...]
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