LONDON Britain's major banks have seen a growing number of business customers delay decisions on investments and borrowing in recent weeks, as the probability of a disorderly exit from the European Union inches higher.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, England The framed coat of arms hanging in the headquarters of the Hanley Economic Building Society in Stoke-on-Trent depicts two squirrels in ermine robes above the motto 'Save Safely, Build Surely', which the mortgage lender's customers have duly done for over 150 years.
LONDON Just over a decade after fending off insolvency, taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland is struggling with an unfamiliar dilemma: how to effectively deploy billions of pounds of excess capital on its balance sheet.
LONDON Britain's financial watchdog has fined Lloyds Banking Group 45.5 million pounds ($58 million) for failures to disclose suspicions of fraud at an HBOS branch in Reading, southern England.
LONDON Former Barclays CEO John Varley was acquitted of fraud charges on Friday after senior judges said there was insufficient evidence against him in a case about Qatari cash injections that saved the bank from a state bailout in 2008.
LONDON From sending special offers on restaurants to burger-loving current account holders to selling anonymised credit card records, banks are racing to monetize the huge troves of data they hold.
LONDON, June 19 Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking
Group has laid out plans to challenge Britain's big banks,
betting that a re-brand as Virgin Money and growth in business
banking will help it shake up the market.
LONDON Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group has laid out plans to challenge Britain's big banks, betting that a re-brand as Virgin Money and growth in business banking will help it shake up the market.
* Lender pledges an additional 50 mln stg of annual savings
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