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What would Scottish independence mean for banks

What would Scottish independence mean for banks?

July 1, 2014

If Scotland opts for independence from the rest of the UK later in 2014, the latter would be likely to get custody of banks.

Gatehouse Bank

Gatehouse banks on UK's Islamic potential

June 2, 2014

Islamic finance has not had a sizable impact on the UK banking industry, but sharia-compliant asset manager Gatehouse Bank believes that it has carved a small but important niche in the market.

Frank McGlade

Just Eat delivers first high-growth listing

May 1, 2014

When Danish-founded online takeaway ordering firm Just Eat decided it was time for an initial public offering, the UK’s new equity market segment had the right flavour.

Give the co-operative model a chance

March 13, 2014

The resignation of the CEO of the UK's Co-operative Group shows that running any bank – listed or co-operative – is fraught with difficulties. But it does not mean that the co-operative model is completely unfeasible.

Alexis de Rosnay

Building a global mid-market challenger

March 3, 2014

The acquisition of UK brokerage Collins Stewart Hawkpoint by Canada's Canaccord Genuity gave Alexis de Rosnay the chance to fulfil his ambition of building a business, as the group aims to become a global mid-market investment bank.

Roger Burge

Arqiva long bond sends the right signals

March 3, 2014

Privately owned communications infrastructure firm Arqiva successfully extended its maturity profile in early 2014, after a major round of refinancing a year earlier.

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.

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