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'Stupid and venal' Libor riggers have tarnished the City, says Icap boss

One of the City’s biggest hitters Michael Spencer, founder and chief executive of the international broking giant Icap, today accused a handful of people of tarnishing the City through their Libor rigging antics.

RBS is 80 per cent taxpayer-owned

Libor-rigging scandal: RBS to pay nearly £400m to regulators

Royal Bank of Scotland was today hit with fines totalling £391 million by regulators in the UK and US for its role in rigging the key Libor interest rate market over five years.

James Moore: No cheers for the bean counter or the client

Outlook It's not often that you feel sympathy for a bean counter, but Tuesday almost provided an exception when Cattles announced plans to sue its former auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Editorial: No more gentleman's agreements in the Square Mile

It is not as if any more evidence of shady practices at Britain's banks was needed to illuminate the culture of arrogance, greed and disregard for the law that played so central a part in the financial crisis. Yet still such evidence comes.

Margareta Pagano: If Jenkins wants our trust, he needs to say sorry

The Square Mile: After the latest bombshells, the Barclays CEO cannot expect to regain his bank's tattered reputation unless he says, and does, the right things. Plus: Footsie's joyful January leaves market watchers perplexed

Mis-selling scandal: banks let off the hook

Exclusive: FSA ‘bows to the banks’ with £1.5bn ceiling on payouts

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Antony Jenkins, Barclays’ chief executive, said yesterday he would not take any bonus for 2012

Barclays faces further blow to reputation amid warning bank could face criminal charges over 2008 bailout

Barclays is facing yet another blow to its already tarnished reputation after it emerged that the bank could face criminal charges over a 2008 bailout.

Barclays’ chiefs face quiz over Middle East fundraising

Barclays’ chief executive Antony Jenkins and its chairman Sir David Walker will face a grilling by politicians early next week after fresh allegations were made about the bank’s Middle East fundraising in 2008, which enabled it to avoid a Government bail-out.

Barclays faces Qatar lending investigation

Scandal-hit Barclays is reportedly under investigation over allegations it lent Qatar money to invest in the bank in 2008 as part of an emergency cash call to avoid a Government bailout.

Banks face £1.5bn payout for mis-selling interest rate products

Watchdog says that 90 per cent of cases it reviewed showed that rules had been broken

Another rip off by the big four? Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and RBS 'broke rules' with sales of interest rate hedges to small businesses

Britain’s big four banks suffered another blow today as they were ordered to review all interest rate hedging products they may have mis-sold to small businesses.

The banks are accused of charging up to 18 per cent for loans

Another hefty compensation bill: Banks face new wave of mis-selling payouts

Britain's scandal-hit banking industry was facing another hefty compensation bill today after a review of complex products sold to small businesses found more than 90% had been mis-sold.

Julian Knight: Clear message to insurance industry - offer a better deal

After buying your home, an annuity is probably your biggest financial purchase, but few of us take more than a few minutes to sign on the dotted line when it comes to retirement.

Flurry of complaints from customers sees banks' PPI compensation bills soar

Banks are set to see their compensation bills for one of the country's biggest-ever mis-selling scandals soar after the Financial Ombudsman Service said customer complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI) had more than doubled to 11,000 new claims each week in the last three months of 2012.

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

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It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
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Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

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The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
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UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
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It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
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The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
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