Latest articles from UK

No ifs or butts for the City’s smokers

July 4, 2007

Smoking in enclosed public spaces, including offices, is about to be made a criminal offence in England. The move is welcomed in many quarters, but employers whose employees break the law will be liable to pay much heftier fines than the errant employees themselves, writes Michael Imeson.

Regulator academy

June 4, 2007

The establishment of a school for financial regulation in London should attract students from around the world eager to learn about the UK’s principles-based oversight model, says Mervyn Davies.

‘Fair’ penalties could threaten free banking

April 2, 2007

If British banks are forced to cut the penalties they charge on current accounts, there is a danger that they will make up the shortfall elsewhere, writes Michael Imeson.

On the bandwagon

April 2, 2007

Covered bond issuance out of the US will not only widen the global market, but also deepen the investor base for the European issuers, writes Michael Marray.

Feeding the flame

April 2, 2007

Although covered bond issuance is booming in the UK, legislation to bring the country in line with the EU is in the pipeline. Michael Marray reports on the advantages this will bring for the market.

The true story of numbers at HSBC

February 5, 2007

On the back of a series of negative press and analyst comments, The Banker catches up with Douglas Flint, group finance director of HSBC, to hear the bank’s explanation.

Global circulation for the Square Mile

February 5, 2007

Karina Robinson finds that John Stuttard, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, must travel extensively to fulfil his remit as the financial district’s champion.

LSE risks losing out by resting on its laurels

February 5, 2007

While rejecting numerous overtures from suitors, the London Stock Exchange has failed to go on the offensive and risks being left behind.

UK watchdog sinks teeth into private equity

January 8, 2007

Next in the regulatory sights of the UK Financial Services Authority is the private equity market. It will almost inevitably lead to a tightening of the rules, writes Michael Imeson.

Reasons to THINK small

January 8, 2007

As long as rich people want small banks that can offer a personalised service, institutions like Hoare & Co will thrive. CEO Alexander Hoare talks to The Banker.

What impact did the global pandemic have on banks?

Top 1000 World Banks ranking

Request a demonstration to The Banker Database

Join our community

The Banker on Twitter