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"Extreme" allegations that Royal Bank of Scotland tipped viable businesses into bankruptcy were described as "plausible" because of its "flawed" structure by a former deputy governor of the Bank of England yesterday.

Former Lloyds chief Eric Daniels lands private equity job

Eric Daniels, the former chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group, showed yesterday that being discredited in the public eye is no barrier to lucrative new roles in finance.

Paul Tucker suggested banks should pay to hold reserves at the Bank of England

Bank ponders a radical move into negative territory

Cuts in interest rates to zero per cent or less would be a further blow to savers already facing paltry returns, says Emma Dunkley

FSA to publish report on Libor-fixing

Britain's financial regulator is expected to publish its report into the Libor-fixing scandal early next month, it emerged yesterday.

Mark Carney faces 'mega-challenge' as Bank Governor, says former boss

Mark Carney's predecessor as governor of the Bank of Canada has warned that his former protégé faces "a mega-challenge" when he takes over the Bank of England later this year.

Mark Leftly: Let's leave Mark Carney's pay on the back burner and see if he can earn it first

Outlook I'm not sure if anyone is really worth a £480,000 salary, but what I do know is that such a figure is far from egregious for the person who is supposed to sort out the UK's monetary policy and help to drag us out of this interminable economic mire.

Mark Carney 'sees logic' in tougher cap on banks' leverage

Incoming Bank Governor in conflict with Chancellor on the size of equity buffers

Next Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, defends £800,000-a-year pay and perks package

Relaxed but no revolutionary, Mark Carney keeps banking reform on the table

New Bank of England Governor Carney faces grilling from MPs

Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney faces his first public grilling on British soil this week as rate-setters decide whether to pump more stimulus into the UK's flat-lining recovery.

Goldman drops plan to avoid tax on staff bonuses

Wall Street bank bows to pressure from Sir Mervyn King and Treasury
Sir Mervyn King: The Governor of the Bank of England was warned in August 2007, a month before everyone else, that Northern Rock had serious problems, but did nothing to prevent the first run on a British bank in decades. He then 'panicked', according to angry MPs, yet stayed in his job and last year picked up a knighthood.

Bank of England boss Sir Mervyn King slates bank bonus tax move

Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King today said it would be “depressing” if bankers choose to defer their bonuses until after the introduction of the new 45p income tax rate.

James Moore: Osborne must respect get-tough plans for banks or be seen as a poodle

It is rather a sign of the times that the deal is nothing to do with the core business, the stock exchange itself

MPs attack Office for Budget Responsibility for 'charging to the aid' of Osborne

The head of the Government’s independent fiscal watchdog was today forced to defend himself from “charging to the aid of the Chancellor” in tetchy exchanges with MPs.

Sketch: What hope for democracy when consensus breaks out?

It is not the proper function of politicians to agree. Yes, the public disapproves when they argue, but that is what they supposed to do in a democracy. If you wanted to watch politicians agreeing, you could have tuned into the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party a fortnight ago.

FSA is set to investigate former chief over HBOS supervision

Crosby also 'headed bank for some of relevant period' ahead of near collapse
Business Secretary, Vince Cable

Vince Cable has a senior moment over meetings

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, faced embarrassment yesterday after he told MPs that a new committee set up to promote economic growth had not held any meetings – even though he attended two of them.

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