Banks

Hans Hoogervorst IASB chairman

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

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UK’s banks pay 71% of profits in tax

KPMG research examines impact of UK bank levy

27 Mar 2014

Syscap's Philip White

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

RBS pushed companies to collapse and reaped the benefits

Bank referred to regulators for allegedly purposely defaulting companies into collapse so it can sell their assets for a profit

25 Nov 2013

Deloitte reviews Bank of England's costs

Big Four firm takes on efficiency review as new Bank of England COO charged with leading strategic plan

24 Oct 2013

KPMG warns of Co-op Bank’s going concern status

Auditors KPMG say material uncertainties exist over the Co-op Bank's £1.5bn recapitalisation plan

30 Aug 2013

Standard Chartered could drop KPMG as its auditor

KPMG could see itself ousted as auditor of investment bank after Standard Chartered begins tendering process

28 Aug 2013

Two major UK companies announce refinancing

Carphone Warehouse and Bovis Homes announce a total of £700m in refinancing

27 Aug 2013

Bankers' bonuses deferred to benefit from tax rate cut

Bonuses held back to April, when the higher rate of income tax was cut to 45%

21 Aug 2013

IIA launches new audit code for banks

New code extends remit of internal auditors to assess the management of risks in banks and financial institutions

08 Jul 2013

Banks should introduce extra accounts for regulators

Bank ought to produce an additional set of accounts for regulators, according to Accountancy Age readers

05 Jul 2013

HSBC's Flint: "Important role for modern internal audit function"

HSBC's chairman backs plans to make sure that internal audit is strengthened, and accountable to the board

21 Jun 2013

Auditors acted as “cheerleaders” for questionable bank reporting

Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards recommends that banks be made to create a separate set of accounts for regulators

19 Jun 2013

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

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The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

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Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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