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No time should be wasted asking them to reform – just do it

David Prosser: Will Treasury hat-trick get a result?

Outlook: Tesco has already hinted that it might consider charging for current accounts

Barclays wins case on PPI reforms

The Competition Commission will have to reconsider its proposal to ban the sale of a controversial insurance product alongside credit deals after it lost a legal challenge to its plans brought by Barclays Bank.

Don't let failing firms derail your own business



The number of people out of work in the UK has risen to its highest level in 14 years. Unemployment topped 2.47 million in the three months to July.

High and mighty: What the masters of the universe did next

It's a year since Lehman fell, so where are the masters of the universe now?

Sheard confirms Newcastle interest

Businessman Geoff Sheard has confirmed he is fronting a bid by a mystery American company to buy Newcastle.

Moat granted extension in Newcastle takeover bid

Tyneside businessman Barry Moat is facing a race against time to gain control at Newcastle. Owner Mike Ashley yesterday granted Moat an extension as he attempts to put together the financial package he will need to table a formal offer for the club.

Newcastle announce takeover deadline extension

Tyneside businessman Barry Moat has been given extra time to come up with the financial backing to buy out Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

Errors & Omissions: Once you start throwing around capitals, you just can't stop

The annoying habit of putting a capital T on the word "the" reached a new level of absurdity in a news story, published on Thursday, about the death of Harry Patch, the last surviving British veteran of the First World War. "Radiohead's frontman Thom Yorke yesterday announced the band was releasing a tribute song to the man dubbed The Last Tommy."

James Moore: A quick fix would not have prevented this crisis

The contrast with Barclays and HSBC could barely be more stark

Harriet Harman: 'If only it had been Lehman Sisters'

Harriet Harman yesterday laid the blame for the financial crisis on the male domination of the top jobs in banks. The deputy Labour leader suggested that the presence of more women in the boardrooms of financial institutions could have eased the impact of the meltdown.

Steve Richards: Banks still pull the levers of power

The argument deployed to justify high salaries and bonuses is absurd

HSBC says it wants to lend but businesses won't borrow

While Barclays Bank faced a storm of criticism, HBSC had an altogether easier ride yesterday.

Detective foil cash machine raiders

Flying squad detectives foiled a robbery today after a lorry with a mechanical arm was used to rip a cash machine from a bank, Scotland Yard said.

Letters: When should Christians ignore the Bible?

When ignoring the Bible is the Christian thing to do

Wealth Check: 'How can I improve my savings to buy a house in a year?'

Cara Martin, 28, is a qualified social worker and works full time in adult mental health for the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. She lives at home with her parents in the family home in the south of the city. "My financial goals include increasing my personal savings and working towards buying my own home within a year," she says.

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