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Co-op Bank announces £1.3bn loss

Bank does not expect any return to profit in the next two years

11 Apr 2014

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Credit Suisse executive joins RBS as CFO

RBS appoints Credit Suisse exec that advised the Treasury on bank bailout as its next CFO

04 Apr 2014

Analysis

Crowd control the focus of new funding rules

New crowdfunding rules will improve access to finance through schemes like EIS, writes Matthew Phillips

24 Mar 2014

News

Co-op Bank to raise £400m as losses widen

Co-operative Bank to launch £400m rights issue following discovery of costs related to past misconduct

24 Mar 2014

Opinion

Prioritising prudence and conduct in a regulated market

Jim Muir looks at the role of the regulator in creating a more controlled market as the financial services outlook continues to improve

05 Mar 2014

Feature

A gateway to better lending - learning from the German model

UK business lending is still suffering while corporate loans in Germany are up. Phil Thornton investigates what Britain can learn from the German model

25 Feb 2014

News

Bankers preparing £5bn debt deal for Morrisons sale

Lenders are preparing debt financing packages to support a possible sale of supermarket chain Wm Morrison, reports claim

20 Feb 2014

News

Big Four and financial services dominate UK consulting

The UK consulting market is set for robust growth in 2014, with the Big Four scooping up market share

17 Feb 2014

News

Lloyds Irish losses leads to £1bn tax dispute

HMRC disputes Lloyds' use of Irish losses to offset its UK tax bill

14 Feb 2014

Blog

Off Balance: Good Month/Bad Month - January 2014

Off Balance looks at the financial winners and losers in the last month

06 Feb 2014

News

FCA to appear before Treasury Select Committee

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to appear before the Treasury Select Committee (TSC) for its bi-annual grilling next week

03 Feb 2014

News

KPMG faces investigation over Co-op Bank audit

KPMG investigated over its audit of troubled lender Co-op Bank

20 Jan 2014

News

Financing success for Caffe Nero and Hall & Woodhouse

Food and drink retailers refinance to support their growth plans

14 Jan 2014

News

Meddings to step down from Standard Chartered FD role

Richard Meddings to leave Standard Chartered, as the bank begins undertaking for major reorganisation

09 Jan 2014

News

Helical Bar achieves £100m refinancing

Property investment business gains access to more working capital and cash

24 Dec 2013

News

RBS finance director leaves to join Santander

Nathan Bostock quits tax-payer backed bank for deputy chief executive position at Santander UK after just ten weeks in the job

11 Dec 2013

News

Two major UK companies announce refinancing

Carphone Warehouse and Bovis Homes announce a total of £700m in refinancing

27 Aug 2013

News

Barclays appoints JP Morgan’s Morzaria as next FD

JP Morgan executive Tushar Morzaria will succeed Chris Lucas as Barclays FD

17 Jul 2013

Opinion

Quantifying the reality of financial risk

Quantifying financial risk is not just for professors and should form a pivotal role in a finance director’s toolkit, explains Simon Bibby

19 Jun 2013

Feature

Next-generation finance

Banks' unwillingness to lend to even viable businesses has seen the growth of alternatives sources of finance, like crowdfunding, finds Neil Hodge

19 Jun 2013

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