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    • Forget a 2008 Lehman Bros-style crash – this is how a ‘normal’ recession could start | Dan Davies
      Current political uncertainty or trade restrictions could shock business confidence, but policymakers are fixated on financeThere’s a hoary old proverb in the financial markets that a crisis happens precisely when the institutional memory of the la…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 8:28am -
    • Burford Capital replaces finance chief to appease investors
      UK-listed litigation financier bows to pressure and demotes CFO after hedge fund criticismBurford Capital is replacing its chairman and finance chief in an effort to appease shareholders after a US hedge fund made allegations of poor governance and m…
      - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 1:40pm -
    • Monzo insists new short-term loans won't be at Wonga rates
      Challenger bank offers short-term loans but says it is not targeting customers who use payday lendersDigital bank Monzo is dipping its toes into the short-term loans market a year after Wonga’s collapse, but insists it will not target customers who…
      - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 7:01pm -
    • NCA freezes £100m suspected to be from corruption overseas
      Court orders cover eight bank accounts linked to individual who has already had £20m frozenMore than £100m suspected to have been imported to the UK from bribery and corruption overseas has been frozen following a court order obtained by the Nation…
      - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 1:27pm -
    • Low interest rates benefit millennials, not pensioners | Phillip Inman
      Borrowers have the whip hand – in Denmark one bank has even started paying them to take out a loanSavers in Denmark must be squealing with pain at the advent of the world’s first negative rate mortgage, courtesy of Jyske Bank.Danish savers curren…
      - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 2:02pm -
    • Danish bank launches world’s first negative interest rate mortgage
      Jyske Bank will effectively pay borrowers 0.5% a year to take out a loanA Danish bank has launched the world’s first negative interest rate mortgage – handing out loans to homeowners where the charge is minus 0.5% a year.Negative interest rates e…
      - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 11:15am -
    • Judge who said borrowers could cut down on steak and shiraz labelled 'out of touch'
      Consumer advocates criticise decision dismissing legal action against Westpac, which had been accused of 250,000 cases of irresponsible lendingA judge who said borrowers could cut down on wagyu beef and “the finest shiraz” to make their home loan…
      - 7 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 8:30pm -
    • Hey Google, lend me a tenner? NatWest trials voice banking
      High street bank says Google Home trial could let you do the banking as you make a cuppa or iron a shirtGet ready to say: “Hey Google. How much do I have in my bank account?” NatWest is to begin voice-only banking that will give customers direct…
      - 8 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 1:01am -
    • How a big French bank helped London tenants get back to work
      L&Q social housing association secured loan by BNP Paribas under condition it helped its unemployed residents find jobsFor a couple of years Nontando Mpofu, known to her friends as Lucy, struggled to find permanent work and often found herself relian…
      - 8 days ago, 11 Aug 19, 9:52am -
    • The bank manager will see you now: is Monzo ready to grow up?
      Tom Blomfield is no ordinary bank CEO. But then Monzo is no ordinary bank. Is the financial app with a social conscience and a cult following ready to take the next step and compete with the high-street giants?Tom Blomfield doesn’t come across like…
      - 8 days ago, 11 Aug 19, 5:00am -

    The Guardian: Finacial Sector

    • newPay for FTSE 100 bosses at five-year low after anger over pensions
      About one third of the companies have cut pension pay for new executive hiresPay for FTSE 100 bosses fell to a five-year low last year and could drop further as firms bow to investor anger over bumper pension payouts.Median total pay for bosses of th…
      - 8 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 7:32am -
    • newCall for cut in stock market trading hours to aid working parents
      Proposal by City lobby groups could make the industry more accessible to womenCity lobby groups are proposing cutting stock market trading hours to help make banking and asset management more accessible to women and working parents.The Investment Ass…
      - 10 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 5:36am -
    • newGlobal dividends hit new high but growth slows to just 1.1%
      Financial companies achieve fastest rise but technology sector payouts fall Shareholders in companies listed on the world’s stock markets pocketed more than half a trillion dollars in dividends during the second quarter of the year, a record for in…
      - 14 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:01am -
    • Forget a 2008 Lehman Bros-style crash – this is how a ‘normal’ recession could start | Dan Davies
      Current political uncertainty or trade restrictions could shock business confidence, but policymakers are fixated on financeThere’s a hoary old proverb in the financial markets that a crisis happens precisely when the institutional memory of the la…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 8:28am -
    • Burford Capital replaces finance chief to appease investors
      UK-listed litigation financier bows to pressure and demotes CFO after hedge fund criticismBurford Capital is replacing its chairman and finance chief in an effort to appease shareholders after a US hedge fund made allegations of poor governance and m…
      - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 1:40pm -
    • Could devaluation of China's yuan trigger the next financial crisis? | Larry Elliott
      Anyone looking around for bad economic news in this ‘silly season’ is spoilt for choiceEvery now and then, August belies its reputation as a sleepy month when nothing happens and throws up an event that shakes financial markets.The Latin American…
      - 7 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 1:36pm -
    • City regulator intervenes as Burford alleges market manipulation
      Litigation finance firm hits back after attack by Muddy Waters hedge fundThe City regulator has begun “wide-ranging inquiries” following the US hedge fund Muddy Waters’ attack on the UK-listed Burford Capital last week that sent its shares plum…
      - 7 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 6:15am -
    • City urged to attach 'climate risk' reports to pensions
      MPs want mandatory climate reporting within three years to avoid risk to investmentsBritain’s biggest companies, investors and pension funds must come clean to investors on the financial risks they face due to the climate crisis, MPs have said.The…
      - 8 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 1:01am -
    • How a big French bank helped London tenants get back to work
      L&Q social housing association secured loan by BNP Paribas under condition it helped its unemployed residents find jobsFor a couple of years Nontando Mpofu, known to her friends as Lucy, struggled to find permanent work and often found herself relian…
      - 8 days ago, 11 Aug 19, 9:52am -
    • Sorry, Hargreaves Lansdown, but your so-called apology isn't enough
      CEO’s airy expression of sympathy over Neil Woodford affair is singularly unimpressiveA modern trend with corporate apologies is to get them in early while being gloriously vague about what it is you are apologising for. Hargreaves Lansdown adopted…
      - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 2:48pm -

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