Banks

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ICAEW draws up plans for assurance on banks’ capital

New assurance framework intended to provide a basis for independently examining risk-weighted assets

15 Dec 2014

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#AS2014: Banks hit with £3.5bn rap on knuckles

The measure - which will kick in from 1 April 2015 - includes an exemption for losses incurred in the first five years of a bank's authorisation

03 Dec 2014

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MPs blast KPMG over failings at Co-op Bank

KPMG, the FSA and Co-op Bank leadership criticised for role in 'sorry tale' of failing to discover accounting black hole sooner

23 Oct 2014

IPs in a predicament over interest rate swap mis-selling

With the statutory six year limitation period on legal action soon to expire, the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products has become an urgent matter for IPs

20 Oct 2014

Watson to drive BTG's new property debt advice offering

Simon Watson to develop debt advisory business for the property sector

26 Sep 2014

EY issues emphasis of matter note on Co-op Bank

EY says issues at the Co-operative Bank may cast doubt on its ability to continue as a going concern

22 Aug 2014

Consultants set for €500m fee windfall in European bank audit

Banks could end up footing the bill for the work, as some regulators plan to pass costs back to the audited institutions

21 Aug 2014

Taking Stock: IFRS pocket guide unlikely to end on Carney's book shelf

Bank of England governor at a loss over what to do with IFRS pocket guide

10 Jul 2014

Bank audits not up to scratch, finds FRC

FRC inspection report highlights continued deficiencies in the quality and rigour of bank audits

28 May 2014

Deloitte partners take receivership of The Gherkin

Neville Kahn and Phil Bowers appointed joint receivers of 30 St Mary Axe, as multi-currency lending arrangement hits its owners

25 Apr 2014

IASB starts ‘long journey’ to overhaul macro hedging

"Fearsomely complex" approach to macro hedging under IFRS to be simplified by global standard setter

17 Apr 2014

UK’s banks pay 71% of profits in tax

KPMG research examines impact of UK bank levy

27 Mar 2014

Bank losses on firms at lowest level in four years

Professional service firms producing lowest bank write-offs since 2009 according to finance provider Syscap

18 Feb 2014

Big Four and financial services dominate UK consulting

The UK consulting market is set for robust growth in 2014, with the Big Four scooping up market share

17 Feb 2014

Colin: FRC Wins the Hoff

Colin's vision of events often bears little relation to reality

24 Jan 2014

Helical Bar achieves £100m refinancing

Property investment business gains access to more working capital and cash

24 Dec 2013

Growth and financing easier for small business in 2014

FSB sees growing confidence in the ability to access finance

17 Dec 2013

FRC to review standard of bank audits

Improvements to the quality of auditing of banks and building societies have been insufficient, FRC says

13 Dec 2013

HMRC in £121m foreign bankers investigations yield

Tax take from expat bankers and hedge fund managers rises

12 Dec 2013

AS2013: Balls questions government lending policies

Shadow chancellor claims net lending to businesses down £100bn compared to May 2010

05 Dec 2013

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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