Articles tagged "banks"

  • A suited man with thumbs up
    Last updated: 20/11/2008 - 13:49
    News by Rhian Nicholson

    Lloyds TSB shareholders have voted in favour of the proposed takeover of HBOS at its general meeting, with a 'significant majority' giving their backing to the plans.

  • Last updated: 19/11/2008 - 15:50

    Tell Alistair Darling what you think about the banking bailout, savers' protection and the government's proposed tax measures.

  • Jar of pennies
    Last updated: 17/11/2008 - 14:10

    Banks and building societies have been accused of acting to protect their own interests by drastically cutting rates on saving accounts by up to 2.55% following the Bank of England’s rate cut.

  • Last updated: 07/11/2008 - 18:46

    Critical media attention and government intervention has led to several big mortgage lenders cutting their standard variable rates in-line with the 1.5% Bank of England base rate cut.

  • Last updated: 07/11/2008 - 14:16
    News by Liam Tarry

    Several lenders, including Nationwide and Alliance and Leicester, have withdrawn their tracker mortgages as interest rates continue to fall.

  • Alistair Darling
    Last updated: 04/11/2008 - 13:49
    News by Liam Tarry

    The government has launched a new watchdog to protect taxpayers' interest in the three banks it bailed-out last month, but Which? says it must do more to make banking safer.

  • Mortgage due
    Last updated: 06/11/2008 - 14:09
    News by Liam Tarry

    Borrowers have been warned not to expect mortgage rates to come down despite signs that interbank lending is getting cheaper.

  • HBOS headquarters
    Last updated: 03/11/2008 - 13:39
    News by Liam Tarry

    Lloyds TSB has refused to rule out scrapping the HBOS brand once it acquires the bank, but says the takeover deal continues to steam ahead.

  • A financial tightrope
    Last updated: 04/02/2009 - 11:57

    The compensation guarantee has now been increased to £50,000 to calm fears over banks' safety. But there are three gaping holes in the compensation system that leave people are risk of losing their money, warns Tony Hetherington.

  • Yorkshire BS cash machine
    Last updated: 22/10/2008 - 10:53

    The collapse of Icelandic banks has taken its first direct hit on the building society sector, with Barnsley BS forced to go cap-in-hand to the Yorkshire amid fears it may have to write-off £10 million.