Articles tagged "banks"

  • bank vault
    Last updated: 29/09/2010 - 12:11

    A year ago only contrarians would have recommended buying into the financial sector. But with banks seemingly in recovery is now the time to invest?

  • Last updated: 24/09/2010 - 14:05
    News by Rhian Nicholson

    The Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) will consider breaking up the banks to improve competition for consumers as part of its year-long inquiry into the sector.

  • banker selling
    Last updated: 25/08/2011 - 09:07
    Article by Heather Connon

    Following a decade of mis-selling scandals, it's little wonder our confidence in the banks is shot to pieces. Unfortunately, they're unlikely to change tactic any time soon says Heather Connon.

  • cash point
    Last updated: 03/09/2010 - 14:38
    News by Cathy Adams

    From Monday shoppers in England and Wales will benefit from nearly 400 machines dispensing £5 notes, thanks to HSBC.

  • Metro Bank sign
    Last updated: 27/09/2010 - 22:10
    Article by Nathalie Bonney

    Metro Bank launched with a bang in the summer, promising a new style of high street banking. Nathalie Bonney asks if it will rival the stalwarts...

  • RBS golf
    Last updated: 06/08/2010 - 07:37
    News by Sarah Modlock

    Part-nationalised Royal Bank of Scotland's pre-tax profit soared to £1.14 billion in the first half of the year from £15 million a year earlier.

  • Barclays HQ
    Last updated: 05/08/2010 - 09:32
    News by Sarah Modlock

    Barclays has reported pre-tax profits of £3.95 billion for the first half of 2010 - up 44% on the same period last year. Sarah Modlock reports.

  • profit
    Last updated: 05/08/2010 - 09:12
    News by Oliver Shah

    Taxpayers stand to make a profit of £19 billion if the government's stakes in Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland are wound down over the next five years, according to an independent consultancy.

  • santander logo
    Last updated: 04/08/2010 - 17:04
    News by Esther Armstrong

    Banking giant Santander today completed the purchase of 318 RBS branches, but will it be able to improve its poor customer service as it continues to expand? Esther Armstrong reports.

  • Lloyds logo
    Last updated: 04/08/2010 - 09:56
    News by Sarah Modlock

    Lloyds Banking Group has reported a return to profit for the first half of the year, beating forecasts in the process.