24 February 2015 12:35 AM
24 February 2015 12:35 AM
24 February 2015 12:21 AM
Outlook: You and your boardroom colleagues are responsible for strategy, standards and setting the culture of your institution
23 February 2015 11:33 PM
Until now the bank has managed to hold the line that its ethically dubious activities were all from a bygone era
23 February 2015 01:51 AM
The Bank’s agents provided a special report on pay last week and showed they saw no expectation of much of any increase in wages growth at all
21 February 2015 02:06 AM
20 February 2015 01:23 AM
19 February 2015 01:18 AM
Outlook HSBC’s problems are mounting, and rapidly. Now even the Swiss have turned on the bank, with prosecutors announcing a money-laundering investigation into its private banking operation. Yes, the Swiss are investigating a bank whose alleged misdeeds were a product of one of its most cherished institutions: banking secrecy.
19 February 2015 01:17 AM
Outlook The stock market has in recent times become a happy place for those looking for income yield – a commodity in short supply elsewhere. That might be about to come to an end. Panmure Gordon’s Simon French has demonstrated that the level of earnings cover over dividends is now at a 16-year low. What is worrying, if you’re after income, is that the previous lows came after economic shocks that led analysts to downgrade their forecasts. By contrast, we are at a point in the cycle when earnings cover should be high so that there would be enough headroom to at least maintain payments if things start to go south.
19 February 2015 01:16 AM
Outlook Even if the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ultimately finds no evidence of collusion among the “big six” energy companies, its investigation has unearthed some ugly things. The headlines in the wake of its catchily titled “updated issues statement” have focused on the huge savings that customers could have reaped by either switching their suppliers, or finding cheaper tariffs, or both. That’s understandable when 19 million “dual fuel” electricity and gas customers have each been missing out on between £158 and £234 that they could surely put to better use than lining the pockets of their energy suppliers; all for half an hour’s work with a mouse and a computer keyboard.
19 February 2015 01:12 AM
Economic View: How do people manage to spend more if they are not earning more? We don't know the full answer
18 February 2015 04:38 PM
Swiss police have raided the Geneva offices of HSBC Private Bank after launching a criminal investigation into allegations of “aggravated money laundering”. The move comes just days after HSBC was exposed for helping hundreds of clients avoid and, in some cases, evade tax through its Swiss private bank.
18 February 2015 01:14 PM
Greece could exit the single currency within weeks
18 February 2015 12:40 PM
Personal Finance Editor Simon Read explains all the ins and outs of the Big Six
18 February 2015 12:34 AM
Outlook Don’t get too comfortable with minimal inflation.
18 February 2015 12:33 AM
Outlook Sports Direct shares have been wobbling like one of the cheap basketballs it sells hitting the rim of a net.
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