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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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  • Bank of England

    Bank of England asks banks to hold more capital on consumer loan risks

    Ticker | 25 September 2017

    (Reuters) British lenders need to hold around an extra £10bn in capital to guard against increased risks from rapidly rising unsecured consumer lending, the Bank of England said on Monday.

  • Carney calls for UK-EU bank rules pact after Brexit

    People & Markets | 07 April 2017

    Bank of England Governor Mark Carney called last week for Britain and the European Union to recognise each others’ bank rules after Brexit or risk a potentially damaging hit to financial services across Europe.

  • RBS fails UK bank stress test, must bolster capital

    Ticker | 30 November 2016

    Royal Bank of Scotland must boost its capital buffers after failing this year’s stress test of seven British lenders, the Bank of England said on Wednesday.

  • Bank of England governor and Financial Stability Board Chairman Mark Carney

    Bank of England's Carney says UK banks' job almost done on capital

    Capital City | 01 December 2015

    (Reuters) - British banks including HSBC and Lloyds have almost completed the job of building up their defences against a future financial crisis, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday as he set out details of new capital requirements.

  • Bank of England

    BoE says will map out move to Libor alternative in 2016

    Capital City | 28 October 2015

    (Reuters) - The Bank of England will spell out next year how markets can migrate to a new “risk-free” interest rate benchmark after banks were fined billions of dollars for trying to rig Libor, the existing benchmark, a senior BoE official said on Wednesday.

  • Credit Suisse headquarters

    Credit Suisse quits as primary dealer for European government bonds

    Capital City | 23 October 2015

    (Reuters/IFR) - Credit Suisse said on Thursday it would give up its role as a primary dealer in all European government bond markets to help meet tougher Swiss financial regulations outlined a day earlier.

  • BoE

    Bank of England unanimous on rates, more upbeat on eurozone

    Capital City | 22 April 2015

    (Reuters) - Bank of England policymakers have grown more upbeat about the outlook for the euro zone and see a greater chance that inflation could recover strongly next year, minutes of their April policy meeting showed on Wednesday.

  • Lloyds

    Britain's state-backed banks scrape through stress tests

    Capital City | 16 December 2014

    (Reuters) - The Bank of England gave Britain’s state-backed lenders a narrow pass in its debut annual stress tests on Tuesday, but warned that next year banks would face tougher checks of their capital strength and international exposure.

  • The Bank of England

    Bank of England sets out new leverage ratio

    People & Markets | 31 October 2014

    The Bank of England has told British banks they will be required to hold more capital to guard against the risks of bad loans, but the new measures were less stringent than many had expected.

  • Barclays

    Bank of England increases lenders' risk buffers, but less than expected

    Capital City | 31 October 2014

    (Reuters) - The Bank of England told British banks on Friday they will be required to hold more capital to guard against the risks of bad loans, but the new measures were less stringent than many had expected.

  • The euro sculpture

    ECB and BoE plan to revive EU securitisation, boost investment

    Capital City | 30 May 2014

    (Reuters) - The European Central Bank and the Bank of England set out proposals on Friday to resurrect the European Union’s market for asset-backed securities and help the flow of credit to smaller businesses.

  • UK allows Scotland to issue its own debt ... at a price

    Bonds | 21 February 2014

    Britain’s government granted Scotland the power to raise debt in its own name on Wednesday, in a move aimed at showing Scots that they can enjoy some benefits of independence while remaining part of the United Kingdom.

  • Boe

    Bank of England scales back FLS, switches focus to small firms

    Capital City | 28 November 2013

    (Reuters) - The Bank of England said on Thursday that it would heavily scale back a scheme launched last year to boost mortgage lending, as house price inflation looks set to accelerate further.

  • Carney and the Bank of England

    Analysis: Britain's Old Lady shows appetite for new thinking

    Capital City | 01 January 2013

    (Reuters) - There has been a sudden flowering of new ideas at the Bank of England, with everything from negative interest rates to a long-term commitment to bond-buying said to be up for discussion.

  • A man walks past the Bank of England, in the City of London

    UK banks may lack capital, says BoE

    People & Markets | 01 December 2012

    The Bank of England has stepped up pressure on commercial banks to shore up their capital, days after the government chose a leader of the global push for tighter banking regulation to head the central bank.

  • Reuters

    Bank of England in no rush to act despite bleak economy

    Capital City | 08 August 2012

    (Reuters) - The Bank of England slashed its outlook for British economic growth to zero for this year, as eurozone “storm clouds” cast a long shadow and scars from the world’s financial crisis appear deeper than previously thought.

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