Tag Archives: barclays

UK bank changes give a boost to Engine Group

You can’t keep British banks out of the news – this morning we had the Government flogging six per cent of its stake in Lloyds for £3.2bn (bit cheap that) and Barclays being fingered for overcharging interest (so that’s another ...

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Britain’s much-derided banks try to make us like them again with TV ad blitz

Yesterday we looked at Nationwide’s new ad aiming a polite kick at rival banks (Nationwide is a mutual) while remarking that the aforementioned banks are sticking their heads above the parapet at last following the well-deserved beating they took for ...

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Banks top the brands we love to hate

Which brands make us most angry? Yes, you guessed correctly. The big ones that rip us off, starve us of mortgage funds, pilfer our savings and behave with amoral disregard for everyone’s interest but their own. Anything, in short, that ...

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Brand Boris bicycles to Olympic glory

On Saturday I witnessed one of those magnificent moments that seem so typically British. I found a spot on the route for the Olympic men’s road race close to the finish at the bottom of Hyde Park. As the tail ...

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Barclays fights back in rate fixing scandal!

You have to feel for those poor bankers, being asked to justify their zillion pound bonuses when confronted with the minor inconveniences they’ve caused that have impoverished most of the Western World (apart from them, of course). And Barclays is ...

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If you think Barclays is bad, take a close look at GSK

This week, the US Justice Department fined a well-known multinational $3bn (£2bn) for serial corporate malpractice. And –in the manner of a suspended criminal sentence – imposed on company managers up to its chief executive stringent measures for slashing their ...

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