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The glory days are long gone for RBS

February 21, 2014

Having forced Royal Bank of Scotland to adopt what it deems a less risky business model, the UK government can say goodbye to its chances of breaking even when it sells the bank.

The banking bonus blind spot

January 15, 2014

Banker bashing rhetoric is deflecting from the fact that large banking bonuses are actually good for the economy.

The HSBC team that worked on the UK’s first project bond. Top, from left to right: Edward Barnes, Matthew Taylor, Christopher Quayle, Matthew Bailey and James Cunniffe. Bottom: Katrina Haley, Scott Dickens, Phil Adam and Steven Mowll

HSBC switches on UK project bond market

January 2, 2014

Credit-enhanced project bonds have taken time to reach the market, but a debut UK deal arranged by HSBC could set a useful precedent for financing offshore power transmission infrastructure.

Business trumps politics in the UK's EU decision

December 13, 2013

The economic benefits of being in the EU mean that the UK will inevitably elect to maintain its membership, despite misgivings about EU labour rules.

UK government goes long to meet pension demand

December 2, 2013

Since raising its maximum maturity to 60 years in late 2012, the UK debt management office has issued three times beyond the 50-year mark.

New team helps RBS to keep up the conversation with clients

New team helps RBS to keep up the conversation with clients

December 2, 2013

Sanjeev Kumar leads a corporate advisory team at RBS designed to maintain the ability to provide large corporates with strategic advice after the bank’s exit from mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets. He tells The Banker why talk is valuable.

Tougher banking regulation needed for mortgages

November 25, 2013

Central banks around the world should take note of the United Arab Emirates' new regulations on mortgage lending. 

Commoditising complex products the SG CIB way

November 1, 2013

Anthony Woolley, the UK chief information officer at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, sees technology making the markets safer but is keen to foster an environment in which innovation in IT solutions thrives.

Wealth management

The wealth management revolution

October 1, 2013

With clients demanding more clarity on their investments, and new regulations putting pressure on margins, wealth managers have their work cut out to remain profitable and relevant. Can they rise to the challenge?

London leapfrogs New York to top IFC ranking

October 1, 2013

London has come out on top in its annual battle with New York to be named the world's leading international financial centre. Beyond the behemoths, however, the big story comes from Latin America, where Mexico City has jumped 15 places to crown an impressive year for the financial hub.

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