Category - banking

  • February 10, 2015

    Proper regulation, accountability, transparency and rescaling are vital for the future of a banking sector that delivers for public good, say reformers.

  • February 10, 2015

    The latest scandal to hit HSBC, Britain’s biggest bank, again throws a spotlight on the enormous failings of the finance sector. It is also a source of embarrassment for governments present and past – but also for the Church of England.

  • February 8, 2015

    G20 Finance Ministers meeting in Istanbul this weekend still have much to do if the claim ‘the era of bank secrecy is over’.

  • September 13, 2014

    One of the big last-ditch Scottish referendum pitches by the three dominant Westminster parties and their friends in the City of London is to appeal to voters to reject self-government and instead accept the opinion and sway of the giant transnational banks – the likes of Goldman Sachs, J P Morgan and Deutsche Bank.

  • January 15, 2014

    Scottish Greens and their independent allies are stepping up their calls for a move towards genuine diversity in the banking sector.

  • November 22, 2013

    A new paper on banking policy calls for RBS's retail operations in Scotland to be transformed into a network of local banks to boost regional lending to small businesses.

  • November 19, 2013

    As chairman of the Co-operative Bank, Paul Flowers shared responsibility for the decisions that led to a situation in which most of the bank is to be bought up by hedge funds. Last week, Paul Flowers was filmed buying cocaine. Bafflingly, many people seem to regard the second offence as worse than the first one.

  • July 29, 2013

    As the debate continues about about whether and how credit unions and other community-based financial bodies can challenge big banking and immoral, high-interest charging pay-day lenders, the Just Festival in Edinburgh will be looking at moral and sustainable commerce.

  • May 14, 2013

    Holy Trinity Brompton is expecting a protest today after inviting executives from the investment bank Goldman Sachs to speak at its “Leadership Conference”.

  • January 24, 2013

    The European Council has gven the green light to a financial transaction tax which will cover inter-bank trading in shares, bonds and derivatives.