Banks

co-op

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

deadline

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

Simon Watson

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

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

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

Audit magnifying glass

New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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