Articles tagged "banks"

  • Barclays logo
    Last updated: 26/01/2009 - 11:31

    Barclays has delivered better than expected financial results and reiterated claims that it does not need any government money to survive the slump.

  • Wooden building blocks
    Last updated: 21/01/2009 - 14:11

    December saw the lowest level of mortgage lending for nearly eight years with approvals on home loans plummeting 47% since the same month in 2007.

  • Co-Operative branch
    Last updated: 03/08/2009 - 10:44

    Britannia and the Co-Operative have confirmed that they will merge to create a super-mutual with nine million customers and more than 300 branches.

  • A pail of water
    Last updated: 20/01/2009 - 09:59

    The government has introduced a package of measures designed to get banks lending to you again. But what impact will the second bail-out have on your finances, as a borrower, saver, Northern Rock or RBS customer?

  • RBS
    Last updated: 20/01/2009 - 09:58

    Royal Bank of Scotland has moved a step closer to full nationalisation after the government increased its stake in the bank from 58% to 70%.

  • Banks
    Last updated: 20/01/2009 - 09:54

    The Treasury has confirmed a second banking bailout with a host of measures that it hopes will enable banks to increase their lending to consumers and businesses.

  • SOS
    Last updated: 15/05/2009 - 11:32
    News by Liam Tarry

    Struggling homeowners are now able to defer their mortgage payments for two years, or sell their homes to the local authority without having to move out. But experts are unimpressed.

  • A manager talks to chefs in a restaurant
    Last updated: 14/01/2009 - 10:58

    The government has unveiled a £20 billion plan to help small businesses survive the economic downturn.

  • Lloyds TSB branch
    Last updated: 12/01/2009 - 18:06
    News by Rhian Nicholson

    The Treasury and the taxpayer will have a 43.4% stake in the merged Lloyds HBOS group after shareholders shunned the opportunity to buy new shares.

  • Shaking clock
    Last updated: 24/08/2011 - 09:50

    Savers should be paid compensation if a bank collapses regardless of their level of debt with the same firm, the financial watchdog has proposed.