Bank of England governor Mark Carney said to MPs at the Treasury Select Committee this week that rates would stay low “for some time”.

UK economic growth remained at 0.5 per cent in the three months to September, revised official figures showed today. The Office for Nation(...)

 Tony Hayward: “I’m 58 years old and I want a slightly less full-on life.” Photograph: Reuters

Five years after being forced out of BP in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Tony Hayward is still causing controversy – and he still wants (...)

HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver was hauled over the coals at a treasury committe meeting in Westminster. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

The rather belated interest being shown by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in HSBC’s Swiss banking operation is welcome. It is hard, however, not (...)

Antonio Horta-Osorio, chief executive officer of Lloyds Banking, speaks during the British Chamber of Commerce’s (BCC) annual conference in London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Lloyds Banking Group is paying its first dividend for six years after reporting a rise in profit and improvements in its capital strength, a milestone(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney answering questions at a hearing of the treasury select committee in Westminster yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The Bank of England insisted it had no warning of alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets before last October, even a(...)

Bank of England deputy governor Andrew Bailey said “We have no evidence yet, and we have not seen the evidence that was in the Bloomberg report.”

The Bank of England has seen no evidence to back media allegations that it condoned or was aware of manipulation of reference rates in the fore(...)

Andrew Bailey, Bank of England chief executive officer of the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

The Bank of England (BoE) has seen no evidence to back media allegations that it condoned or was aware of manipulation of reference rates in th(...)

As yet another investigation is launched into the plight of the Co-operative Bank, a new round of the blame game was played out in Westminster yesterday. Photograph: Bloomberg

They are known as the “boomerang generation” – because they keep coming back home. Latest government statistics show a record 3.35 million 20-34 year (...)

The disgrace of Paul Flowers (63), who was filmed handing over £300, allegedly to pay for cocaine and crystal meth, is a personal tragedy for the Methodist minister

He has been dubbed the “crystal Methodist” by the tabloids but there’s precious little to laugh at in the sordid story of the former Co-operative Bank(...)

Chancellor George Osborne: some commentators accused him of creating a government-backed sub-prime mortgage sector. Photograph: Chris Harris/The Times/PA Wire

A nurse and a former Queen’s Guard have become the first couple to take up the government’s help-to-buy scheme, unveiled(...)