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Figures undermine Osborne's claims that sale presented a profit for taxpayers

Lloyds cuts bonuses for 13 chiefs

Lloyds Banking Group stripped 13 executives of some of their bonuses for 2010 today in the wake of the scandal over payment protection insurance.

Menzies Campbell in 1964. The referendum may be close, too

Menzies Campbell: I am proud to be Scottish. And British. And European

The Lib Dem MP says the Union is worth defending – and he is looking forward to it

Banks set to scrap debit card currency fee

Holidaymakers will no longer be charged for purchasing foreign currency with a debit card in the UK at five major banks, the consumer watchdog announced today.

Lloyds bows to Treasury Committee pressure over ATM access

The Treasury Select Committee has forced one of the major high street banks to partially rethink its policy of restricting access to cash machines for vulnerable basic bank account customers.

Ministers' relief as Halifax Bank of Scotland offers junior ISA

Three weeks after the launch of junior individual savings accounts, Britain's biggest high street banking name, Lloyds, is finally getting in on the act.

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.

The Business On... Nathan Bostock Head of wholesale banking, Lloyds

Musical chairs at the Zombies?

Dire sales push Blacks further into the red

More than a third was wiped off the market capitalisation of Blacks Leisure yesterday after the embattled outdoor retail specialist warned that dire trading had resulted in a "significant" jump in its debt, which has forced it to extend its banking facility by £2m.

Questions Of Cash: My long and bitter battle with Budget to transfer my buildings insurance

Q. I was insured with Budget for buildings insurance for three years. In December last year I told them we were moving house and that I needed the insurance to be transferred from the date of exchange for our new house. My policy was duly amended by Budget.

Judges have gone too far with gagging orders, says British public

Poll shows that seven out of 10 people believe courts have been too willing to grant injunctions to celebrities

Julian Knight: Trust me. The black hearts at the BoS can't complain about their £3.5m fine

I am going to ask you to put yourself in the shoes of a Bank of Scotland financial adviser for a moment.

Banks face pay pressure after lending failures

Britain's banks and the Treasury face calls to give details of how bosses' pay is to be linked to small business (SME) lending after figures this week showed the banks were on track to miss targets.

Savings scandal leaves Bank of Scotland facing £20m bill

Bank of Scotland is to pay a £3.5m fine after wrongly advising thousands of customers – many of them pensioners – to invest in risky stock market-linked savings plans and then unfairly rejecting their complaints.

Ombudsman in no mood to let banks' services slip any further

Annual report highlights one million cases last year, but regulatory body keen to limit complaints.
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