Royal Bank of Scotland in the City of London: The bank, which owns Ulster Bank in Ireland, said it plans     further cost cutting following after failing  a stress test. Photograph: Reuters

Royal Bank of Scotland bolstered its capital plan after failing multiple hurdles in the Bank of England’s toughest-ever stress test. Some “capital in(...)

Irish officials want to ensure they have enough expertise to cope with an influx of investment banks asking permission to set up shop here.

Irish authorities are seeking to hire experienced UK regulators before an anticipated influx of financial-services companies following Britain’s decis(...)

Bank of Ireland provides home loans that are branded and sold by the UK Post Office. It closed the year with £17 billion in savings balances from this partnership. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Bank of Ireland’s UK subsidiary will not offer mortgages for more than £500,000, according to Des Crowley, chief executive of the division. He said(...)

Andrew Bailey, the deputy governor of the Bank of England, who has been appointed head of City watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority. (Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/PA Wire)

Bank of England deputy governor Andrew Bailey will become the new chief executiveof the UK Financial Conduct Authority, as the Treasury turned to a f(...)

The Bank of England said buy-to-let lending “may have implications for financial stability,” and that it was monitoring developments “closely”. (Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

The Bank of England said it may begin forcing banks to set aside capital as soon as March to support lending in a downturn. The BOE’s Fina(...)

 A much-delayed report into what went wrong in the run-up to the collapse of HBOS has heaped severe criticism on its former bosses. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

It’s five years since the plug was pulled on the Bank of Scotland (Ireland) operation by Lloyds Banking Group, having racked up £10.9 billion (€15.53m(...)

Report questions the risk assessment behind BOSI’s rapid expansion Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The decision to aggressively expand Bank of Scotland Ireland’s branch network from the beginning of 2006 was a “blueprint for rapid uncontrolled growt(...)

HBOS, which owned Halifax, was eventually taken over by Lloyds Photograph: Reuters

As many as 10 former HBOS executives could be banned from working in the UK financial services industry, following recommendations to re-open investig(...)

A man leaves the Standard Chartered bank building in the Central district of Hong Kong

Standard Chartered announced plans to raise $5.1 billion in new capital through a rights issue and cut 15,000 jobs by 2018 as new chief executive B(...)

Tony Pidgley: left home at the age of 15, barely able to read or write, bought a lorry and went into business for himself. Now Pidgley looks set to enter the City record books by sharing in one of the biggest- ever boardroom bonanzas – a bonus scheme by housebuilder Berkeley Group

Tony Pidgley’s life reads like a feel-good film script. Born to a single mother in Surrey in 1947, he ended up in a Barnardos home and at the age of f(...)

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