Bank shares drop after regulator orders dividend suspension

Banks across the UK have seen their share prices drop as they were forced to freeze dividend payments and share buybacks after the Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) called for the dividends to be suspended.

Published 2 April 2020

Mortgage lenders seek 40% deposits

Britain's mortgage lenders have dramatically increased their loan-to-value deposits for house purchases with Halifax and Barclays among those seeking 40% down-payments to fund buyers amid rising expectations of a housing crash. 

Published 1 April 2020

Barclays plans to be a net-zero bank by 2050

Barclays has today announced its ambition to become a net-zero bank by 2050.

Published 30 March 2020

Banks backtrack on personal guarantees after public backlash

Following growing criticism, high street banks have backtracked on loan requirements which insisted that business owners provide personal guarantees for government-backed loans.

Published 27 March 2020

Mounting pressure on banks to block £7.5bn dividends

Sir John Vickers, former chairman of the Independent Commission on Banking, has called upon the Bank of England to block more than £7.5 billion of dividends to be paid out by banks.

Published 27 March 2020

ONS: Retail sales fell in February for fourth consecutive month 

In the three months to February 2020, the quantity bought in retail sales fell for the fourth consecutive month by 0.6%, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Retail Sales data.

Published 26 March 2020

Barclays: Global financial services players must align on key issues of collaboration, innovation and cybersecurity

Key players in the financial services industry are set on a clear pathway towards collaboration, whether they like it or not, according to a new ‘State of the Industry’ report from Barclays Corporate Banking, An ecosystem in transition.

Published 12 March 2020

Duck Bay refurbishment given boost thanks to new Barclays' loan cashback system

Barclays has supported the recent refurbishment of iconic Loch Lomond destination, Duck Bay, which has unveiled a new look restaurant, coffee shop and bar.

Published 10 March 2020

Greenpeace protests hit seven Barclays branches in Scotland

A total of seven Barclays branches across Scotland were unable to open yesterday due to a protest staged by environmental organisation Greenpeace.

Published 3 March 2020

Ex-Barclays bosses cleared of fraud case

Three former bosses of Barclays have been cleared in a fraud case over a £4 billion investment deal with Qatar at the height of the banking crisis.

Published 2 March 2020

Barclays launches £50m Adverse Weather Fund to support SMEs and farmers

Barclays has today announced that it has made a £50 million fund available to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and rural businesses impacted by the recent flooding.

Published 2 March 2020

Principal & Prosper selects Barclays as financial partner for the future

Edinburgh-based IFA's Principal & Prosper has appointed Barclays as its banking partner to accelerate its long-term strategy following a period of sustained growth.

Published 25 February 2020

Retail sales stats show 'jury is still out' on consumer confidence

New figures on retail sales "offer a glimmer of hope" but it is still unclear if consumer confidence is recovering, Barclays has said.

Published 20 February 2020

Barclays pre-tax profits reach £6.2bn

Barclays has posted pre-tax profits of £6.2 billion in its 2019 full-year results, marking an increase of 9%.

Published 13 February 2020

Finance firms feature in Stonewall's top 100 employers 2020 list

Stonewall has released its Top 100 Employers 2020 listing with financial organisations featuring making the cut.

Published 30 January 2020