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Sir Thomas Risk: Governer of the Bank of Sotland hailed for his

At a time when the reputation of bankers is even lower than that of politicians, it is appropriate to remember Sir Thomas Risk, Governor of the Bank of Scotland from 1981 to 1991, as a professional of impeccable integrity and an acute sense of rectitude.

Barclays tops PPI complaints list

Barclays was the most complained-about bank in the last six months of 2011, according to the financial ombudsman, with nearly 12,000 cases brought by consumers.

Lloyds sees profits plunge

Part-nationalised Lloyds Banking Group today insisted that its EU-imposed sale of 632 branches was on track as it unveiled a huge loss in the first half of the year.

Simon Read: Lloyds finally shows common sense by making a PPI

Lloyds Banking Group finally came to its senses this week and withdraw from the outrageous attempt by banks to avoid paying back victims of their payment protection insurance rip-off. The long-running PPI saga should have ended months ago but the banks have used all sorts of legal shenanigans and delaying tactics to ensure that millions of people owed money have had to wait.

Bank bosses hit back at break-up proposals

Britain's two state-backed "zombie" banks yesterday rejected calls for a break-up of Britain's banking giants, telling the Treasury Select Committee that the sector was "enormously competitive".

Agreement saves Palace from oblivion

Crystal Palace avoided becoming the first English club to be liquidated since 1992 after investors secured an agreement to buy the Championship club's stadium.

Crystal Palace saved from extinction

The consortium attempting to buy Crystal Palace are confident they can proceed with their takeover after the Coca-Cola Championship club dramatically avoided extinction today.

James Daley: Simplicity could end sleepless nights

If I had been given a tenner every time someone asked me whether their savings were safe over the past few weeks, I'd be well on my way to an early retirement. Friends, family, colleagues, readers – everyone wants to know the answer to the same question: which bank can I rely on?

Hamish McRae: Easy money won't help economies weather this global

The turning point for the banks but the beginnings of a deeper slide for the real economy? This week has been extraordinary. We were talking yesterday with some senior bankers and they agreed that the only similar time in terms of the febrile mood in London was the collapse of Burmah Oil and the plunge of equities at the beginning of 1975. For New York, well, what has been happening there is surely bigger than anything since the 1930s.

Zarkava dispels Arc stamina doubts

The same, immaculate form figures, maybe, but only in one case do they remain suggestive of perfection. Both Zarkava and Mastercraftsman survived their respective Group One examinations yesterday unbeaten, but while the French filly produced another celestial performance, the young Irish colt won only by the skin of his teeth. Perhaps it is only in the struggles of one that we can quite grasp the extraordinary gifts of the other.

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