Articles tagged "banks"

  • Metro Bank sign
    Last updated: 27/09/2010 - 23:10
    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 - 08:37
    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 - 10:32
    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 - 10:12
    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 - 18:04
    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 - 10:56
    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.

  • banks
    Last updated: 03/08/2010 - 12:57
    News by Sarah Modlock

    Chancellor George Osborne has warned banks that lending to businesses must come before bonuses. Sarah Modlock reports.

  • hand with money
    Last updated: 03/08/2010 - 12:05
    Article by Nathalie Bonney

    With traditional banks forfeiting our trust, many of us are taking a shine to the new online social networks that allow users to lend to one another. Nathalie Bonney asks if they are about to take off.

  • Pile of money
    Last updated: 02/08/2010 - 18:14
    News by Sarah Modlock

    HSBC has announced profits of £7 billion for the first six months of 2010 - more than double its profits for the same time last year. Sarah Modlock reports.

  • Metro Bank
    Last updated: 29/07/2010 - 16:01
    News by Nathalie Bonney

    Metro Bank - the first new UK high street bank to open in over 100 years – has finally opened for business. Nathalie Bonney reports