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Analysis

Slow and steady wins the IFRS 9 race

With a complex transition period ahead and the deadline for mandatory compliance set for 1 January 2018, financial services firms need to start thinking about the new standard now

16 Dec 2014

Michael Brierley

Interview

Year ahead Q&A: Mike Brierley, CFO, Metro Bank

In the second of a series of CFO interviews, Mike Brierley, CFO of Metro Bank, outlines the key challenges he will be grappling with in 2015

27 Nov 2014

News

Santander CFO takes the chief executive role

José Antonio Álvarez named CEO of Santander Group, replacing Javier Marín

25 Nov 2014

News

EY ends Deloitte's 14-year audit role at RBS

The bank announced that EY had wrested the account from incumbent Deloitte, which has been the institution's auditor fore the last 14 years

05 Nov 2014

News

MPs blast KPMG over failings at Co-op Bank

KPMG, the FSA and Co-op Bank leadership criticised for role in 'sorry tale' of failing to discover accounting black hole sooner

23 Oct 2014

News

Piranie to join Skipton Building Society as group FD

Piranie will be heading up the M1 to Skipton after seven years at the mutual

17 Oct 2014

News

Punch finally seals 'critical' refinancing

Debt for equity swap agreed with bondholders, including RBS and Lloyds, wiping £600m of debt off its books

08 Oct 2014

Feature

30 years of FD: The shape of things to come

The Financial Director editorial team make some loose predictions about how the profession will change over the next 15 years

29 Sep 2014

Interview

Interview: Metro Bank CFO Michael Brierley

Metro Bank CFO Michael Brierley tells Financial Director how the bank is shaking up the established order

19 Sep 2014

News

No difference between big banks, say UK SMEs

Britain's SMEs notice little or no difference in the service they receive from the biggest banks

16 Sep 2014

News

Pennycook named chief of Co-op

One of the UK's most senior finance professionals confirmed as Co-op chief, after 15 months as interim head

05 Sep 2014

News

Punch gains more support in restructuring bid

Pub group inches towards the requisite number of shareholders onside to allow it to financially restructure

05 Sep 2014

News

Financial uncertainty pervades university FDs

Higher educations FDs torn between spending and investment, against uncertainty in the sector, Deloitte finds

02 Sep 2014

News

Punch outlines share dilution survival plan

Major restructuring of debt outlined by Punch, which will leave shareholders with 15% equity

19 Aug 2014

Analysis

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

Judgement will play a key part in implementing new financial instruments standards, finds Richard Crump

11 Aug 2014

Analysis

Doubtful country-by-country tax disclosures will become norm

Barclays leads the way in first country-by-country report, but widespread adoption remains unlikely, finds Calum Fuller

11 Aug 2014

News

AIB names Richard Pym as next chairman

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

14 Jul 2014

News

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

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Latest Analysis

Slow and steady wins the IFRS 9 race

With a complex transition period ahead and the deadline for mandatory compliance set for 1 January 2018, financial services firms need to start thinking about the new standard now

Employment Appeal Tribunal alters holiday costs for employers

Employers will need to make provisions for increased costs in light of holiday pay ruling, writes John Harding

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