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Labour & Lib Dem Peers Voice Fury

Mirror 13:43, 14 Dec 2015 Updated 16:43, 14 Dec 2015 BY Dan Bloom The Tories have quietly scrapped a crackdown on fatcat bank bosses Going easy on the bankers: George Osborne The Tories have quietly dropped a crackdown on fatcat bosses who preside over reckless…

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Lords could derail Osborne’s plans to soften rules on banker accountability

The Guardian By Simon Bowers and Jill Treanor Sunday 13 December 2015 16.27 GMT Opposition peers proposing to amend Bank of England bill, which would unwind tougher regulation set up by the coalition in 2013 The Conservative party does not have…

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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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Autumn Statement 2015: Treasury documents reveal new details about planned RBS, Lloyds, Northern Rock sales

City Am by Lauren Fedor 25 November 2015 2:38pm More RBS share sales are planned (Source: Getty) Chancellor George Osborne may not have mentioned returning British banks to private ownership in his statement to parliament this afternoon, but buried in the Treasury’s official Spending…

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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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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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Bank of England’s Carney: Markets ‘tainted’ by misconduct

BBC News 11 November 2015 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mario Draghi, George Osborne and Mark Carney are attending a public forum on financial markets Bank of England governor Mark Carney says public faith in financial markets has been shaken…

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