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  • *HSBC, Standard Chartered fear further tax hike. LONDON, May 6- Lack of a clear winner in Britain's national election on Thursday is likely to impact the appetite of businesses to borrow, senior bankers told Reuters. Both the Conservative Party, which has led a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats for the past five years, and the opposition Labour Party...

  • HSBC Chair: Hong Kong 'interesting' as new HQ Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:02 PM ET
    Pedestrians pass a HSBC bank branch in London, U.K.

    HSBC Chairman Douglas Flint told CNBC that relocating the bank's headquarters back to Hong Kong "would be potentially interesting" on Friday.

  • Deutsche Bank to pay $2.5B for interest rate violations Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:14 AM ET

    ALBANY, New York— Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $2.5 billion in a settlement with U.S. and British authorities over the manipulation of benchmark interest rates used globally for its own financial gain. Deutsche Bank has fired "numerous" employees who were involved and is installing an independent monitor at its New York branch, according to New York's...

  • FACTBOX-Britain's biggest corporate losses Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:41 AM ET

    ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND, Feb. 2009-- At the height of the financial crisis, RBS said a record loss of 24.1 billion pounds reflected a 16.2 billion pound writedown against acquisitions, including its takeover of parts of Dutch rival ABN Amro in 2007, plus a further 7.9 billion pounds in operating losses. VODAFONE GROUP, May 2006-- Mobile phone operator Vodafone...

  • LONDON, April 19- British finance minister George Osborne said on Sunday that he intends to sell billions of pounds of government shares in Lloyds Banking Group to small investors if his Conservative Party wins the May 7 election. The move harks back to the privatisation of Britain's state telecoms and gas monopolies in the 1980 s under former Prime Minister...

  • *Test puts HSBC, Standard Chartered in the spotlight. "By assessing the resilience of the UK banking system against a major external shock we will improve further our ability to identify vulnerabilities and we will ensure that banks have plans in place to address a wider range of possible stresses," BoE Governor Mark Carney said on Monday. That leaves six banks and...

  • TBS takeover brings UK opportunities: Sabadell Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 8:25 AM ET

    British bank TSB said it had agreed to be taken over by Spanish lender Banco Sabadell in a deal which values the business at $2.5 billion.

  • *Sabadell attracted by UK economic conditions, margin. LONDON/ MADRID, March 20- Spain's Banco Sabadell could look to expand further in Britain after agreeing a 1.7 billion pound takeover of TSB, one of the biggest cross-border banking deals since the financial crisis of 2007-09.. Sabadell, Spain's fifth-biggest bank, said it planned to grow TSB into a...

  • LONDON/ MADRID, March 20- British bank TSB has agreed to a 1.7 billion pounds takeover by Spanish lender Banco Sabadell in one of the biggest cross-border banking deals since the financial crisis of 2007-09.. Sabadell, Spain's fifth-biggest bank, said it planned to grow TSB into a significant challenger to Britain's "Big Four" lenders: Barclays, HSBA.L, Royal Bank...

  • LONDON, March 18- Britain will raise at least 9 billion pounds selling shares in Lloyds Banking Group in the coming year as it looks to recover 66 billion pounds of taxpayers' money spent bailing out banks in the financial crisis. Britain spent 20.5 billion pounds rescuing Lloyds during the crisis of 2007-9, leaving it with a 41 percent shareholding.

  • Did the UK just call time on austerity? Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 10:20 AM ET

    The U.K.'s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outlined plans to soften his government's stance on austerity - just in time for May's election.

  • WASHINGTON/ LONDON, March 17- The British units of foreign banks could be required by UK regulators to submit to annual health exams for the first time, banking and industry sources said, potentially bringing Britain's policies into line with those of the U.S. The UK's Prudential Regulation Authority has recently started asking foreign banks to submit data, the...

  • Europe shares close flat; FTSE higher on Asos, TSB Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    European equities closed flat on Thursday, as investors reacted to earnings and banking news.

  • *Offer values TSB at 340 pence per share. LONDON, March 12- British challenger bank TSB has received a takeover approach from Banco Sabadell, valuing the business at about $2.6 billion and sending its shares soaring by nearly a quarter. Sabadell, Spain's fifth-biggest bank, has made a proposal of 340 pence in cash for each TSB share, subject to reaching agreement on...

  • Europe shares close to finish higher ahead of QE Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:37 AM ET

    European equities seesawed before finishing higher on Friday, but looked to close out the trading month with gains of over 6 percent.

  • *Airbus surges after posting sharp rise in operating profits. PARIS, Feb 27- European shares dipped on Friday morning, pausing after their best start to the year since regional benchmarks began in late 1986, while Airbus rallied after posting a sharp rise in operating earnings. Shares in Airbus were up 6.1 percent, representing a gain in market value of 2.5...

  • Lloyds to pay first post-crisis dividend Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:41 AM ET

    Lloyds Banking Group will pay a dividend of 0.75p per share to investors, after reporting a better-than-expected rise in profit.

  • LONDON, Feb 4- Thousands of bond, currency and commodities traders in London should have to pass an exam and obtain a new qualification to trade as part of attempts to raise standards, Britain's bank lobby group said on Wednesday. "This is a once in a generation chance to clean up financial markets-- we must seize it," BBA Chairman Anthony Browne said in the group's...

  • WILMSLOW, England, Feb 2-' The branch is the bank' sounds like a slogan from before digital technology was seen as the future of banking. But that mantra has enabled Sweden's Handelsbanken to expand in Britain at an unprecedented rate since the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009.. Handelsbanken has drawn upon the practices it adopted in its home market in the 1970 s...

  • Wanted: Asia-focused banker for StanChart's top spot Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:34 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Jan 28- Standard Chartered Plc is seeking a leader with a tough-to-find mix of Asian experience and regulatory clout as it kicks off the search for a successor to CEO Peter Sands, investors, bankers and headhunters told Reuters. The list of potential candidates is wide and includes Piyush Gupta, CEO of Singapore- based DBS, outgoing Westpac CEO Gail Kelly,...