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Government adviser reveals his frustration at talk of bank kindness to zombie businesses

Editorial: 2013 is the year to rebuild trust in our institutions

Were it not for the Olympics, and the Queen's Jubilee, the past year would have been a decidedly more miserable affair – with the result that, although the economy is predicted to do a little better in 2013, there may be little sense of general improvement.

Thirteen businessmen and women to watch in 2013

Some are already famous, others are just making names in their own companies – but all of these faces should be major fixtures in the business pages next year. Mark Leftly looks into his crystal ball

Fifth charge in insider trading inquiry

The City regulator has charged a fifth person for insider dealing in a case involving alleged front-running, when a trader takes a position to capitalise on advance knowledge.

Money Insider: FSA makes sure you receive the right package

Last week the Financial Services Authority (FSA) released its latest policy statement aimed at protecting customers with a packaged, or "added value", current account. Under the new proposals, bank customers with this type of current account will, from 31 March, receive an annual eligibility statement to ensure the product is suitable for their needs.

49% of people don't realise they pay hefty commission fees for advice

Nearly half of people who have consulted a financial adviser were unaware they were paying for the service, according to City watchdogs.

The logo of Swiss banking giant UBS is covered with tape, reading in German: 'Deported!!!' in Zurich on October 15, 2011 during a protest as part of a global day of protests inspired by the 'Occupy Wall Street' and 'Indignant' movements against the banking industry.

UBS admits fraud in £940m Libor rigging settlement

Swiss bank UBS agreed today to pay £940 million to regulators in the biggest penalty yet from the industry's Libor-rigging scandal.

Watchdog uncovers widespread ignorance about commission fees

Nearly half of people who have consulted a financial adviser were unaware they were paying for the service, according to City watchdogs.

The Queen attends a cabinet meeting

It did seem rather a lot of trouble to go to just to acquire a new set of place mats

The Queen became the first monarch to attend a cabinet meeting in peacetime since the 18th century but if you’ve had audiences with prime ministers for as long as she has, you can’t fail to have a view

FSA clampdown on Guernsey deals

Financial advisers must contact thousands of people who bought into two Guernsey funds to see if they are eligible for compensation after Britain's markets watchdog wielded new powers for the first time in its crackdown on mis-selling.

Mark Carney may let inflation rise

Julian Knight: More pain on way for savers as Carney takes the helm

Brace yourself if you are a saver. Incoming Bank of England chief Mark Carney has been talking about the possibility of shifting from the UK's inflation targeting to economic growth benchmarks while making the most of his preparedness to adopt "unorthodox" monetary policy. In English that's more money printing and a one-way street to inflation and suppression of savings rates. To date, the transfer of wealth from savers to borrowers since the financial crisis is over £100bn, and it will probably get bigger when Mr Carney takes charge.

'Mis-selling' fears over packaged bank accounts

Claims industry is gearing up for a lucrative new round of legal battles

Fined HBOS boss makes his protest over being 'singled out'

Corporate lending chief says he was under pressure to boost the profits

James Moore: An impeccable addition to Pru's impeccable board. Pimm's all round

Outlook Prudential has been busily collecting boardroom baubles since the spectacular mishandling of its attempted takeover of Asian insurer AIA.

Libor: UBS '$1bn fine'

American and British regulators are set to ramp up action against banks accused of manipulating the benchmark Libor interest rate by slapping what is expected to be a $1bn fine on UBS.

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