George Osborne was challenged over whether he gave in to intense lobbying by bankers to force regulators to water down demands for banks to raise more capital to protect themselves against future shocks.
Calls are growing for the bank's former bosses, Sir James Crosby and Lord Stevenson, to be stripped of their titles
'Actions and omissions' that led to crisis will be investigated by judges
Cuts in interest rates to zero per cent or less would be a further blow to savers already facing paltry returns, says Emma Dunkley
Google chiefs face the prospect of being hauled before MPs to explain themselves over their tax avoidance schemes, the Independent has learned.
Standard Chartered saw a quarter of its value wiped away yesterday as furious investors sold the bank's shares in the wake of allegations by US regulators that the pillar of the British financial establishment facilitated money laundering on an industrial scale.
The Barclays executive at the centre of the Libor interest rate-fixing scandal last night said he had only passed on "instructions" from a conversation he had with his then boss Bob Diamond.
Barclays executive del Missier's evidence to MPs seems to contradict his embattled former boss
Bob Diamond, the former Barclays chief executive, indicated he would fight to keep his multimillion-pound pay-off after stepping down in the wake of the interest rate-fixing scandal, despite admitting he was in charge of bankers whose "behaviour… was reprehensible".
Barclays chief executive's sudden departure sets up showdown with MPs in committee hearing today
When George Osborne wrote his Budget speech, he will have imagined and pre-empted countless probing questions the Opposition would ask of his tax policies. But what of his pie-eating habits?
Ex-banker Fred Goodwin has had his knighthood removed, it was announced today.
People don't understand what big money is at all. We have so few opportunities to understand it without living through the hyperinflation of Weimar Germany
Lots of people are daunted by the thought of making a will.
Nearly three-quarters of people aged over 65 regularly use cheques, a new report from Age UK has found.
One of the country's biggest rail companies is to stop accepting cheques from the end of this week, years before the target date for phasing them out across the whole economy.