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RBS invites external advisers to investigate SME handling

Despite having a clean bill of health not so long ago and the FCA already investigating, RBS has invited external auditors to look into its SME arm.

Are UK banks running before they can walk?

The FIS PACE index survey has good and bad news for UK banks. We love digital banking, but want loyalty rewards and transparency. Can banks deliver?

Budget could force small business owners to shut up shop and sell up

With the budget squeezing single-employee limited companies, KPMG foresee the burden of business ownership could become too great to bear for many.

Imaging cheque service gives new meaning to Photo Shop

Barclays is rolling out its iPhone cheque-depositing facility to Android users after a successful first year. Lloyds are trialling a similar app.

Digital Bank Atom Eyes Full Range of Business Bank Accounts

Atom Bank, the new digital-only challenger, has got its full license from the BoE. Mobile banking, for small biz and retail, is branching out!

Horta-Osório Steals Show at British Banker’s Association Conference

All the big guns attended the Annual Conference; there’s still much work to be done. Next year it’s being called the António Horta-Osório show.

Would Total Transparency Kill Banking Competition?

The EU took centre stage in George Osborne’s Mansion House speech, but was he clear about banking changes the UK needs to affect negotiations?

Mobile banking: disruption on a global scale

Three start-ups are empowering small business owners in developing nations to manage their finances on their phone where traditional banking is off limits.

Independence Remains a Strong Motivator for SME Borrowing in 2015

At first glance, the half-and-half figures of small business borrowing don’t tell the whole story. Those tapping into bank funding are growing.

Taking the Bank out of Bank Holiday: bonus or just gross?

Following the success of the May Day bank holiday opening sortie, RBS/Natwest are opening again on Whit Monday. Is there any need?

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