Banks

Britain should now brace itself for a barrage of Brussels red tape

29 December 2020 12:34 am

Should we be worried that the UK didn’t get all that it wanted for financial services in the UK-EU Trade…

At least some of the Chancellor’s promises are actually working

11 April 2020 9:00 am

The phrase ‘sharing economy’ was coined a decade or so ago to describe collaborative new business models made possible by…

The PPI scandal ends at last – but the nuisance calls will keep coming

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Of all the stains on the reputation of UK banks, the PPI scandal is surely the most shameful, the most…

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak (Getty)

Why you can’t let Brexit affect your life

24 August 2019 9:00 am

A couple with a first baby sought my advice: they had accepted a low offer for their cramped London flat…

Ten years after Lehman’s fall, how close is the next crash?

15 September 2018 9:00 am

Our cinema is showing Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and I’m reminded of a remark attributed to Mark Twain,…

Give Mike Ashley a peerage if he can revive House of Fraser

18 August 2018 9:00 am

This column has consistently stood up for Mike Ashley, even when the lonesome billionaire’s notions of corporate governance at Sports…

Bank AGMs are an opportunity to shout about branch closures

28 April 2018 9:00 am

The season of high-street banks’ annual general meetings is with us and I urge you to turn up and make…

Running a bank’s tough. That’s no reason to start handing capital back

3 March 2018 9:00 am

A mixed bag of annual results from the big banks. RBS, still 73 per cent owned by the taxpayer, recorded…

I’m teaching my kids about money – by searching for buried treasure

16 December 2017 9:00 am

At the end of each year I pull out most of the New Year’s resolutions I’ve ever made — I…

Donald Trump is lashing out in all directions

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Trump denounces Muslims, Mexicans… and millionaires

The low tricks of high finance: how greedy bankers, weak politicians and timid journalists could cause a new crash

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short, rages against greedy bankers, weak politicians and timid journalists

Portrait of the week

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Home Parents would be able to have their children’s passports removed if they were suspected of planning to travel abroad…

Forget corporate social responsibility: just do a proper job

29 November 2014 9:00 am

A theme of this autumn has been conversations about corporate reputation and how it is guarded or lost. To name…

Any other business: Why a trillion dollars of dividends is a milestone worth celebrating

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Dividends paid by listed companies around the world passed $1 trillion for the first time last year, we learn from…

If you think British banks are bad, you’ve never tried China’s

5 October 2013 9:00 am

China’s banks are weak, ill-managed puppets of the state