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Can London survive outside the EU

Can London survive outside the EU?

October 1, 2013

The UK's relationship with the EU has rarely been harmonious, but in recent years the heavy-handed regulations and onerous taxes perceived to be emanating from Brussels have seen this marriage teeter perilously close to divorce. A referendum could be called in the UK in 2017 regarding its EU membership, but how would the country – and London in particular – look should the vote call for a permanent separation?

Target2-Securities

Target2-Securities: a hit or miss for Europe?

September 2, 2013

European securities will soon be settled on a central IT platform – Target2 Securities (T2S) – as part of the European Central Bank's initiative to harmonise post-trade standards. With the first wave of implementation scheduled for 2015, Duygu Tavan investigates how the T2S project is progressing and its consequences for the securities industry.

Barclays finds the right FIG blend

Barclays finds the right FIG blend

September 2, 2013

The creation of a single financial institutions group at Barclays in February 2013 formalised increasingly close co-operation between coverage investment bankers and capital markets practitioners. The co-head of its FIG EMEA capital markets unit tells Philip Alexander how this has been working.

Andrew May, director of estates and hospitality at the University of Hertfordshire

University accommodation bond provides lesson in finance

August 1, 2013

The University of Hertfordshire needed to develop student accommodation without overburdening its own balance sheet. A project bond deal proved to be the answer.

A brave, new Bitcoin world

A brave, new Bitcoin world?

August 1, 2013

Bitcoin – an audacious, innovative and 'mathematically fantastic' virtual currency, or an unregulated, volatile and opaque money channel? The Banker puts that question to banks, regulators and technology experts to get their take. 

Antoine Shagoury

CIO tells of LSE's growth by acquisition

August 1, 2013

In recent months, the London Stock Exchange has acquired UK-based clearing house LCH.Clearnet and announced the creation of a new central securities depository. Chief information officer Antoine Shagoury explains the group’s approach to growing its business.

Mixed messages for UK mortgage market

July 29, 2013

The UK Treasury is trying to help lenders step up mortgage financing, but new regulatory agencies are focused on controlling systemic risk.

How Credit Suisse helped breathe new life into Thomas Cook

How Credit Suisse helped breathe new life into Thomas Cook

July 1, 2013

Credit Suisse oversaw a combined rights issue, share placement, bond issue and loan renegotiation to rebuild client Thomas Cook from a near-default experience.

Ken Deveaux

RBS remains committed to channel integration

July 1, 2013

Global head of channels and distribution in transaction services at Royal Bank of Scotland’s international banking unit, Ken Deveaux, talks about the bank’s efforts to consolidate its channels and build an integrated systems architecture. 

UK's popular policies are not real solutions

July 1, 2013

The UK's regulators are pursuing policies that appease the public, rather than those that solve the problems that triggered the financial crisis.

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