The Great Debate UK

from UK News:

Satisfied bank customer?

August 3, 2010
Unicorn

We're wondering who is.

We see bailed-out banks returning to profit at the same time as headlines about others still refusing to lend. The personal finance pages are bristling with stories about mortgage famine . Big businesses may have been overcharged for banks' services in raising new equity capital;  lending to smaller businesses is down, and the interest offered on savings is so derisory, would-be savers are being pushed into taking more risk to try to preserve their capital.

Post stress tests: lending conditions likely to remain tough

July 26, 2010

SnipImage-Jane Foley is research director at Forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own.-

Not much stress, not much test

July 26, 2010

-Laurence Copeland is professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.-

from Breakingviews:

What’s your bonus really worth?

By Hugo Dixon
July 1, 2010

By Hugo Dixon and George Hay

What's a bonus really worth? Under new European rules, bankers will see part of their bonuses retained, another chunk deferred and some may also be clawed back. The present value of a $1 million bonus could be cut to less than $800,000, according to Reuters Breakingviews calculations.

Osborne unveils a momentous project

June 22, 2010

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-Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.

Banks, borrowing, bonds and Britain’s budget

June 21, 2010

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-Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own. Join Reuters for a live discussion with guests as UK Chancellor George Osborne makes  an emergency budget statement at 12:30 p.m. British time on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.-

Breaking up banks is no silver bullet

By Hugo Dixon
May 4, 2010

– Hugo Dixon is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

UK should resist temptation to dump bank stakes

April 28, 2010

– George Hay is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Tight UK election is bad news for bankers

April 21, 2010

– Peter Thal Larsen is aBRITAIN/ Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –