Banking crisis

Ten years after the banking crisis, the unfairness still stings

9 September 2017 9:30

Arguably it was Robert Peston’s breathless reporting of trouble at Northern Rock on the evening of 13 September 2007 that…

Italy’s own banking crisis may be about to begin

17 December 2016 8:59

Theresa May was not the only elephant in the room at Thursday’s European Union summit in Brussels, and EU leaders…

The banks have serious problems, but a European-wide crisis? Let’s be serious

10 February 2016 12:37

A new European banking crisis. Seriously? Starting at Deutsche Bank? That’s the way markets were pointing on Tuesday as Deutsche’s…

Who’s really to blame for the Co-op Bank crash?

23 November 2013 15:30

The naughty Reverend Flowers will be a comic footnote in the history of the financial crisis — but no more…

The losers of the Libor scandal

18 August 2012 12:01

The Treasury Select Committee published its stinging report into Libor today, and it makes uncomfortable reading for all involved. ‘That…

Libor isn’t working

10 August 2012 8:59

The Financial Services Authority’s Martin Wheatley will take one of the first steps to cleaning up the banking industry’s reputation…

Boris on the warpath on Standard Chartered

8 August 2012 18:27

Boris Johnson is the Spectator’s diarist this week, and as you’d expect, his piece in tomorrow’s magazine is full of…

Cesspits and the City

7 August 2012 13:03

It’s becoming difficult to predict just when the period of remorse and apology for bankers really will be over. Bob…

RBS next in line for Libor heat

29 July 2012 18:51

The Guardian has published an interview on its site with Stephen Hester in which the RBS chief executive predicts his…

The odd omissions from the banking inquiry

13 July 2012 13:00

The difficult birth of the parliamentary inquiry into Libor and banking standards continued today with a controversy over which members…

After LIBOR, why tolerate central banking?

12 July 2012 10:30

&”Did you encourage them to make up the made up thing to their own advantage?” That’s how one Twitter correspondent…

Tucker’s down on his luck

9 July 2012 20:15

‘This doesn’t look good, Mr Tucker.’ Andrew Tyrie made this observation towards the end of his Treasury Select Committee’s evidence…

Tucker denies Labour leant on Bank over Libor

9 July 2012 18:45

So Labour ministers did not ‘lean on’ the Bank of England to encourage lowballing of Libor rates, according to Paul…

Inquiry debate leaves acrimonious atmosphere

5 July 2012 18:00

Following the vote just now, there will be a parliamentary inquiry into the Libor scandal. Andrew Tyrie, chairman of the…

Osborne and Balls are playing high stakes on Libor

5 July 2012 16:30

The exchanges between Balls and Osborne just now are some of the most heated and most personal in parliamentary memory.…

QCs could be the solution to the banking inquiry row

5 July 2012 13:30

There are, though partisans don’t want to admit it, problems with both a judicial inquiry and a parliamentary inquiry into…

The View from 22 — chancellor on the charge

5 July 2012 12:15

Did those around Gordon Brown create the conditions for the Libor fixing scandal? According to George Osborne, the answer is…

Osborne, competitiveness and confidence

14 June 2012 18:30

George Osborne will formally unveil the government’s banking reforms in a speech at Mansion House later this evening. The reforms…

Basel III and the EU’s strange desire not to compete

15 May 2012 18:27

Greece is the centre of European attention, but as George Osborne met with other EU finance ministers today there was…

Fears heighten as the Eurocrisis rumbles on

2 May 2012 12:56

For all the coverage of hacking, pasty tax and the like, the continuing crisis in the eurozone remains the most…