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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.

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?

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?

World’s Local Bank Pledges £8bn to UK SMEs

HSBC has pledged £8bn to UK Small Business. £400k each to Manchester and Birmingham, £7.2bn across another 41 locations. Now that’s a green light!

Economic Crisis fault of Banks, not Labour Government claim

Are the Conservatives fighting the Election on misguided information about the Banking Crises? The consensus is, yes they are.

Current account deals that make you think about switching

Industry figures show that 1.1 million people have switched bank providers in 2014 and more than 300,000 of those moved to just two – Halifax and Santander.