Articles tagged "banks"

  • Green light
    Last updated: 05/03/2010 - 18:06
    News

    A new bank set up by an American entrepreneur has been given the green light by the city watchdog to become the first high street bank to open in the UK for more than 150 years.

  • HSBC branch
    Last updated: 01/03/2010 - 10:41
    News by Rhian Nicholson

    Banking giant HSBC saw its pre-tax profits tumble 24% in 2009 despite record earnings at investment banking arm.

  • Lloyds TSB branch
    Last updated: 26/02/2010 - 10:30
    News by Rhian Nicholson

    Bad debts continued to haunt Lloyds Banking Group last year, pushing the part-nationalised bank to a £6.3 billion operating loss.

  • London Eye
    Last updated: 23/02/2010 - 15:39
    News

    Lloyds Banking Group shareholders and City commentators have given a tentative thumbs up to Conservative Party plans to offer millions of people cheap shares in Britain's nationalised banks.

  • High street banks
    Last updated: 23/08/2011 - 14:53
    Article by Rebecca Atkinson

    As new bank branches open on high streets across the country, Rebecca Atkinson asks what impact this will have on customers.

  • Barclays ATMs
    Last updated: 16/02/2010 - 10:51
    News by Rhian Nicholson

    Barclays has kicked off the UK banking sector results season with a 92% rise in full-year profits to £11.6 billion.

  • Canary Wharf, London
    Last updated: 12/02/2010 - 18:24
    News by Rhian Nicholson

    While the worst of the financial sector crisis may have passed, bad debts are still set to knock results as we enter banking reporting season.

  • Barclays head office, Canary Wharf
    Last updated: 09/02/2010 - 15:37
    News by Rhian Nicholson

    The chief executive of Barclays has played down US proposals to make the financial system "safer" by scaling down the size of the banks and stopping them from carrying out riskier trading activities.

  • Piles of money
    Last updated: 04/12/2009 - 12:56
    News by Rhian Nicholson

    Taxpayers have forked out £850 billion to bail out the UK’s beleaguered financial system so far, according to a review from the National Audit Office.

  • Scales of justice
    Last updated: 26/11/2009 - 16:15
    News

    Millions of bank customers hoping to get their overdraft charges refunded have been dealt a hefty blow as the Supreme Court decided to rule in the favour of the banks.