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AIB names Richard Pym as next chairman

British banker and former CFO Richard Pym joins Allied Irish Banks as chairman

14 Jul 2014

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FRC reaches settlement with former Bradford & Bingley FD

CIMA member Chris Willford to pay £13,000 fine for his role in bank’s 2008 bailout

10 Jul 2014

News

Barclays publishes first country-by-country report

Barclays' worldwide effective corporation tax rate 53%, disclosure shows

01 Jul 2014

Feature

The Uncooperative: How the Co-op found itself in a governance crisis

The governance and management of the Co-operative Group has been damned in two separate reviews. Richard Crump looks at where it can go from here

23 Jun 2014

News

Santander to refer SME loan requests to P2P lender

First-of-its-kind deal will see small business customers referred onto Funding Circle

19 Jun 2014

Opinion

European companies continue to be impacted by the sovereign debt crisis

Despite signs of improving stability in the European economy, strong headwinds from the sovereign debt crisis continue to impact corporate defaults

16 Jun 2014

Feature

Going hostile: The role of the CFO in a takeover

Bracing for a takeover attempt requires the FD to focus on value, with plenty of risk management thrown in for good measure, writes Graham Jarvis

13 Jun 2014

News

Take part in the Financial Director Banking Relationship Survey

Gain an insight into the main causes of stress between your peers and their main banking partners

28 May 2014

News

Former Vodafone CFO Halford joins Standard Chartered

Andy Halford will join Standard Chartered on 16 June

19 May 2014

Opinion

After the lightbulb moment: An FD's view of starting a business

Baxter Freight FD Steve Rafferty explains how his new business dealt with banking, supplier credit, premises and recruitment

06 May 2014

News

Co-op Bank ends 40-year KPMG audit relationship

Co-operative Bank replaces auditors as management, governance and business practices excoriated in Sir Christopher Kelly report

01 May 2014

News

Co-op Bank announces £1.3bn loss

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

11 Apr 2014

News

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

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Latest Opinion

Fifa must red-card its old-fashioned governance structure

Fifa's current governance arrangements have proved unable to deliver effective leadership, accountability, transparency, clean business practices and public confidence

Old technologies struggle to meet new demands

Old systems and technology can never scale to meet new demands, writes Peter Cochrane

Off Balance: Short stuff signals end for Gowex

Short seller Gotham City seemed pretty much spot on with Gowex, Off Balance notes...

Latest Analysis

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

Key pre-pack measures are unworkable

Teresa Graham’s pre-pack recommendations are in the right spirit but are unworkable, insolvency practitioners tell Accountancy Age

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