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UK buy-to-let lending nears pre-crisis peak

December 15, 2015
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Buy-to-let lending in Britain is now near its pre-crisis peak. Who is originating these mortgages? 

Professionalism in banking: time for a race to the top

November 23, 2015

Improvements in professional culture in banking must come from within, not just from regulatory pressure.

How would the UK leaving the EU affect the country's banking landscape?

October 29, 2015
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A look at how the UK leaving the EU could profoundly change the country's financial sector.   

UK banks have the largest exposure to emerging markets

October 27, 2015
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UK banks have $878.2bn in claims on developing markets, making them vulnerable to a downturn. 

UK banks prepare for ringfence rule

October 21, 2015

The UK’s largest banks will soon find that most of their business has been placed outside the ringfence. 

End to PPI woes for banks?

October 8, 2015

Facing a possible 2018 for payment protection insurance complaints, the banks are looking to wrap-up a costly scandal.  

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London stays on top of IFC tree

September 1, 2015

In The Banker's ranking of the world’s international financial centres, London continues to lead over close rival New York, but competitors from China and Japan are rising through the ranks.

Oxford college learns new tricks

Oxford college breaks new ground with bond issuance

June 1, 2015

University College, one of oldest colleges at Oxford University, has taken advantage of the near-zero rate environment to issue the lowest-yielding university bond ever recorded.

Conduct enforcement: don’t shoot the messenger

May 26, 2015

A tougher regulatory approach to individual responsibility for anti-money laundering controls could put compliance professionals in a difficult dilemma if they do not have the support of their senior executives.

The top five UK banks

May 6, 2015
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With the UK general election being held on May 7, The Banker takes a look at the country's banking landscape, ranking the top five UK banks by Tier 1 capital.

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