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An insolvency watchdog with bite is needed

London Evening Standard Chris Blackhurst Published: 20 May 2015 Updated: 13:41, 20 May 2015 If all had gone to plan at university, by now I would be a rich City lawyer or a silk. As my tutor put it on my first…

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First Libor fixing trial starts today with UBS suspect facing 10 years in jail if guilty

Published: 01:03, 26 May 2015 | Updated: 07:50, 26 May 2015 Tom Hayes, 35 from Surrey, faces eight charges as part of first jury trial  He was arrested in December 2012 as part of Serious Fraud investigation  Charges relate to…

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Barclays fined record $2.4bn over forex fix

Barclays paid $2.38bn to the regulators, including £284m to Britain’s financial watchdog Matt Dunham/AP The Times Harry Wilson, City Editor, and Alexandra Frean Published at 12:01AM, May 21 2015 Six of the world’s largest investment banks, including Barclays and Royal…

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RBS Assessing Conduct, Mulling Bonus Cuts After Currency Fine

Bloomberg Business by Richard Partington 4:19 PM BST May 20, 2015 Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc is assessing the behavior of employees at its investment bank and considering bonus cuts after taking a $669 million fine from U.S. authorities for…

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Social purpose cast aside as RBS crushes small businesses for profit

Move Your Money May 18, 2015 A modern society cannot function without banks. Whether it’s to provide a place to store your money, create payments between people and businesses, or to provide credit to those who need it, banks perform…

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Will we ever get our money back on RBS? George Osborne wants to start selling off the bank in the next year, but can it be done at a profit?

The Telegraph By James Titcomb 2:00PM BST 16 May 2015 Six and a half years ago, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, a clutch of ministers and civil servants, and the bosses of Britain’s banks huddled around a table at the…

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Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland hit with penalties worth nearly £3bn for rigging foreign exchange markets

By City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail Published: 21:55, 10 May 2015 | Updated: 21:55, 10 May 2015 Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland will this week be hit with penalties worth nearly £3bn for rigging the foreign…

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RBS ‘stripped assets’ of struggling companies

James Hurley Enterprise Editor Published at 12:01AM, May 5 2015 Royal Bank of Scotland was under pressure to strip companies of their assets to improve its balance sheet, The Times can reveal. The bank’s global restructuring group, which was supposed…

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Small firms unite to wage war on RBS

     Banking and Finance Gary Parkinson, James Hurley Last updated at 12:01AM, March 2 2015 More than 250 companies claiming to have been damaged or destroyed by Royal Bank of Scotland’s “turnaround” division have clubbed together to sue the…

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B & Q attacked over pay-to-stay ‘threats’

James Hurley Enterprise Editor Last updated at 12:01AM, February 27 2015 B&Q is facing claims that it threatened its suppliers by demanding they pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to stay on its books. The DIY giant approached companies demanding…

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