Money Retailer collected payments on unwanted mobile for 10 months

Q: You answered a reader’s letter (Questions of Cash, 11 May) on a fraud committed at an HBOS ATM, where a “skimming device” was fitted to the front of the machine.  The victim was obviously unaware of this, but apparently a subsequent customer was as they reported it to the branch when it reopened after the weekend. I have no idea what to look for and many other readers will be similarly uninformed.  Please enlighten us!  IM, by email.

HSBC considers $20bn cash call from investors

Sources close to HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, have refused to rule out tapping its investors for new capital, amid speculation that it is considering a $20bn (£14bn) rights issue.

Jeremy Warner: Lloyds only has itself to blame for HBOS misery

Outlook: Is the mess Lloyds TSB has got itself into by acquiring HBOS down to the Prime Minister? It suits the Opposition's agenda to argue as such, but it is a long way from the truth. The reality is that both Sir Victor Blank, the Lloyds TSB chairman, and his chief executive, Eric Daniels, were hot to trot.

'No regrets' for Brown over Lloyds' takeover of HBOS

Downing Street insisted that Gordon Brown had no regrets "at all" over intervening to hasten Lloyds' takeover of HBOS as the embattled banking group endured another turbulent day on the stock market.

Investors to let Lloyds bosses stay in the hot seat

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Complete nationalisation of Lloyds not on table, says No10

Downing Street insisted today that there were no plans for the outright nationalisation of Lloyds Banking Group as shares in the company continued to struggle.

Lloyds Bank shares under more pressure

Lloyds Banking Group came under more stock market pressure today amid City fears that taxpayers could be forced to pump yet more billions into the beleaguered bank.

All eyes on Lloyds share price as nationalisation fears grow

The Government and its financial regulator sought yesterday to calm fears about the health of Lloyds Banking Group before the start of trading in the embattled bank's shares today.

Leading article: Nationalisation of our banks edges ominously closer

The markets will not tolerate many more losses like those of HBOS

Angry investors question future of Lloyds boss

Leading investors in Lloyds Banking Group are calling for the head of chief executive Eric Daniels in the wake of Friday’s disclosure that it will take a £10bn hit on its acquisition of HBOS.

Brown's nemesis: Will Paul Moore prove to be PM's downfall?

Margareta Pagano talks to the whistleblower, whose explosive revelations led to the rapid resignation of No 10's City adviser last week, and finds there's more to come

Martin Vander Weyer: Five simple rules to avoid the next crash

The show trials of bankers have been entertaining enough, but what have we learnt that can stop history repeating itself?

Moore: the evangelist who damned a bank

Paul Moore, the 50-year-old HBOS whistleblower, is relishing the limelight.

Julian Knight: The banks were never going to listen to Cassandra

Paul Moore, like the ancient Cassandra, was always doomed to be ignored. HBOS was caught in the same mad mindset as almost every other major corporate player in banking and beyond.

Leading article: Brown's noble sacrifice

For the first time since the financial crisis broke, the tentacles of accountability have reached up to wrap themselves around Gordon Brown's ankles. In a general sense, of course, he has been responsible for the management of the British economy for the past 12 years. He took credit for the boom and was foolish enough to appear to promise that there would be no bust. Last week, however, came the evidence of Mr Brown's direct culpability for the credit bubble that has now popped. Paul Moore, a former risk manager at HBOS, warned in 2004 that the bank's business model was unsafe. His warning was investigated by KPMG, the accountancy firm, and was dismissed – as was Mr Moore. By contrast, James Crosby, chief executive of HBOS, was knighted.

New FSA regime poised to target rogue traders

Regulator to impose a 'fit-and-proper person' test on all existing and new proprietary dealers
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