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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.

A good time to start a new bank in the UK?

May 28, 2013

The UK's financial regulators are seeking to encourage more competition in the country's banking sector by making it easier to establish a new bank, but there are non-regulatory barriers as well.

Hybrid debut powers National Grid investment plans

Hybrid debut powers National Grid investment plans

May 1, 2013

UK utilities operator National Grid made a highly successful debut in the hybrid market to finance large investment needs without jeopardising its credit ratings.

Getting personal

Getting personal: the big business of mobile marketing

May 1, 2013

Personalised and location-based marketing tactics could be a catalyst for higher usage of mobile payments and could, in turn, unlock new business approaches. 

Western Union expands beyond consumer markets

March 20, 2013

Chief information officer of Western Union Business Solutions, Nick Masterson-Jones, talks about bringing smaller businesses closer to the financial products and services that multinational corporations use. 

Banks to watch in 2013, Silicon Valley Bank

February 1, 2013

The Banker has identified 13 banks to keep an eye on in the coming year based on a variety of factors. US-based Silicon Valley Bank's launch of its full-service bank in London, targeting what it calls innovation companies, makes it one to watch.

Terra Firma housing deal on solid ground

Terra Firma housing deal on solid ground

February 1, 2013

In difficult market conditions with a heavy existing debt burden, Annington Homes was still able to issue the largest ever debut high-yield bond in the UK.

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