HSBC currently employs more than 238,000 staff. Photograph: iStock

HSBC has embarked on a cost-cutting drive that threatens up to 10,000 jobs, as its new interim chief executive Noel Quinn seeks to make his mark on th(...)

HSBC said  its global commercial banking unit head Noel Quinn will be interim chief executive

HSBC ousted John Flint as chief executive after just 18 months in a shock move that the chairman of Europe’s biggest bank said was needed to speed up (...)

Pedestrians stand outside an HSBC Holdings Plc bank branch in Hong Kong. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

HSBC sounded an upbeat note after its fourth-quarter earnings fell short of estimates, telling investors that it’s still aiming to meet its key financ(...)

Ryanair fell almost 2 per cent in Dublin to €16.32 amid lingering threats of industrial action. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/File Photo/Reuters

A robust bounce-back in Italian stocks helped lift European equities on Wednesday as investors recovered from the previous day’s sharp sell-off and di(...)

Former investment banker Ewen Stevenson declined to say where he was going or exactly when at the bank’s AGM. Photograph: AFP

Royal Bank of Scotland’s finance chief quit unexpectedly on Wednesday and cast doubt on the timing of a possible sale of some of the British governmen(...)

The $4.9bn  settlement was much lower than expected; analysts had estimated a  fine of up to $12bn. Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP

Shares in Ulster Bank parent Royal Bank of Scotland rose as much as 6 per cent on Thursday after the bank reached a $4.9 billion settlement with US au(...)

 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(...)

Ulster Bank, with its  headquarters on George’s Quay, Dublin, is  not joining the exodus of foreign banks from these shores.

Royal Bank of Scotland published a trading update yesterday for the third quarter of its financial year, and it included some interesting commentary o(...)