Category: Barclays


Kenneth Clarke: Put rogue bankers on trial

The Telegraph By Julie Henry 10:40AM BST 30 Jun 2012 Kenneth Clarke has said that it is easier to “get away with” financial crime than practically any other kind. The justice secretary said that the UK’s track record on prosecuting financial…

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Swaps and the FCA Review process: is the Review working?

By Cat Maclean Partner and Solicitor Advocate, Head of Dispute Resolution at MBM Commercial LLP Some 3 and a half years have now passed since the FCA announced a Review into the missale of interest rate hedging products, or swaps. Although…

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RBS and Standard Chartered weakest in Bank stress test

BBC News By Howard Mustoe Business reporter Image copyright AFP Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered were the weakest of Britain’s seven largest lenders in a Bank of England stress test. For the second year, the central bank has subjected…

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Coming soon: HBOS the sequel?

The Sunday Times  Aimee Donnellan Published: 22 November 2015 Light-touch regulation let the lender run amok. Will George Osborne’s sops to the City spell the start of a new era of lax controls? Former HBOS chief executives James Crosby, left,…

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End of ‘Too-Big-to-Fail’ Banking Era Endorsed by World Leaders

Bloomberg Business By John Glover & Ilya Arkhipov November 15, 2015 — 12:53 PM GMT World leads and members of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) meet at the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit on Nov. 14, 2015 Photographer: /Getty Images G-20 to…

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Welcome to Austeria – a nation robbing its poor to pay for the next big crash

The Guardian Aditya Chakrabortty Monday 23 November 2015 20.38 GMT ‘This makes perfect political sense for Osborne: it’s the elderly and the wealthy who turn out to vote, after all.’ Illustration: Matt Kenyon A familiar dance begins on Wednesday, as soon as George…

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Banking Reform Loose Canon

The Guardian Giles Fraser Learning to trust bankers again is the very worst thing we could do Pedestrians walk past the Bank of England. ‘With all that money sloshing about, the real moral hazard of the financial services industry is…

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Banks’ crime fighters want to quit their jobs

The Telegraph By Tim Wallace 12:15AM GMT 17 Nov 2015 Banks are squealing at tough new red tape, but regulators such as the Financial Conduct Authority say they will not back down Banks could face an exodus of crime-fighting staff,…

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FCA and PRA bolster protection for whistleblowers in the financial industry

The Barrister Largest Independent Magazine For Barristers Practising In UK Posted on November 12, 2015 by barrister The FCA and PRA have published new rules on whistleblowing designed to empower individuals to raise concerns within the financial industry. According to…

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Bad bankers are like shoplifters, says George Osborne

The Telegraph By Peter Spence & Tim Wallace It’s wrong that people who steal from shops are jailed, but bad bankers are not held to account Chancellor George Osborne (L), and Mark Carney at the Bank’s Open Forum Bankers who…

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