Sean Farrell

Sean Farrell is a business reporter for The Independent.

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Christian lenders attack culture of greed at mainstream banks

The bosses of Britain's Christian lenders have attacked the sales-obsessed culture and declining ethics of the mainstream banking industry.

Commerzbank may have to ask for new bailout

Germany's banks ordered to increase capital ratios after stress tests reveal new vulnerabilities

RBS report to highlight FSA failings

After a year of tussles with lawyers, politicians and bankers, the Financial Services Authority will finally publish its report into the near-collapse of Royal Bank of Scotland on Monday.

Watchdog orders banks to cut bonuses, not credit

The Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee (FPC) has called on banks to cut bonuses and dividends and raise capital where necessary in order to protect themselves against financial shocks.

Chancellor backs BoE call for bank bonuses to be cut

The Chancellor yesterday backed a call by the Bank of England Financial Policy Committee (FPC) for banks to cut bonuses to boost their capital buffers against financial shocks.

Olympus to reveal £1.1bn hidden losses

Japanese giant could be kicked off Tokyo Stock Exchange depending on scale of false accounting

Michael Page hit by plunging confidence

The eurozone crisis and plunging business confidence forced Michael Page International to warn yesterday that its profits would disappoint this year.

ABI demands banks rein in big bonuses

Unprecedented letter to lenders warns 'business as usual' is over in this year's bonus round

Breaking news: A new man at Reuters helm

As Tom Glocer steps down as CEO, Sean Farrell reads between the lines

Bank levy: Complaints in the city as annual charge is raised

George Osborne's decision to increase his annual banking levy was met with a mixture of frustration and resignation in the City.

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In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
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Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
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Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
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Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
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Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
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'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
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