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StanChart first quarter profit doubles to $1 billion as bad loans fall

LONDON Standard Chartered almost doubled its profit in the first three months of the year after a sharp fall in losses from bad loans, raising the prospect of the Asia-focused bank resuming dividend payments.

21 Apr 2017

British ministry may join investor suit against state-owned RBS

LONDON A British government department has applied to join a class action suit to represent some shareholders who are among those state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland is alleged to have misled in 2008, a document seen by Reuters shows.

13 Apr 2017

British watchdog checks banks' whistleblowing policies amid Barclays probe

LONDON Britain's financial watchdog this week spoke to senior executives at the country's top banks to stress the importance of protecting whistleblowers after the head of Barclays sought to unmask one, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters.

13 Apr 2017

Hunt for Barclays whistleblower tests strength of new UK regime

LONDON Barclays chief executive Jes Staley's attempts to unmask a whistleblower will be a test case for a regime put in place last year that aims to hold bank bosses to account if they fail to defend reinforced standards.

12 Apr 2017

Hunt for Barclays whistleblower tests strength of new UK regime

LONDON Barclays chief executive Jes Staley's attempts to unmask a whistleblower will be a test case for a regime put in place last year that aims to hold bank bosses to account if they fail to defend reinforced standards.

10 Apr 2017

Barclays reprimands chief executive for trying to identify whistleblower

LONDON British bank Barclays has reprimanded Chief Executive Jes Staley and will cut his bonus heavily after he tried to uncover the identity of an internal company whistleblower in a case being investigated on both sides of the Atlantic.

10 Apr 2017

Barclays reprimands chief executive for trying to identify whistleblower

LONDON British bank Barclays has reprimanded Chief Executive Jes Staley and will cut his bonus heavily after he tried to uncover the identity of an internal company whistleblower in a case being investigated on both sides of the Atlantic. | Video

07 Apr 2017

Co-operative Bank says received several bids in sale process

LONDON Britain's Co-operative Bank said on Friday it had received a number of non-binding offers that would go into a next phase of bidding, as the struggling lender seeks a takeover that would ward off the need for state intervention.

07 Apr 2017

Lloyds to compensate fraud victims with 100 million pound scheme

LONDON Lloyds Banking Group revealed a 100 million pound compensation scheme on Friday for victims of a fraud for which six people were jailed this year, as Britain's financial watchdog reopened a probe into the case.

06 Apr 2017

Co-operative Group hit by loss from bank stake write-off

LONDON Co-operative Group , Britain's mutually-owned supermarket to funeral services group, lost 132 million pounds in 2016 after writing off its stake in the struggling Co-operative Bank.

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