Bank on financial stocks with this investment trust
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Bank on financial stocks with this investment trust

Banks, though not British banks, look set for a strong rebound, making this investment trust worth researching.
22 Jun 2021
Financial stocks are set to fly as we recover from the pandemic
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Financial stocks are set to fly as we recover from the pandemic

The banking and insurance sectors are probably the world’s least popular apart from coal mining, says Jonathan Compton. The industry may face pervasiv…
7 Jun 2021
Credit Suisse’s bankers’ exodus endures
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Credit Suisse’s bankers’ exodus endures

Senior bankers continue to leave Credit Suisse, after the bank cut the amount of money set aside for employee bonuses.
27 May 2021
António Horta-Osório: the tennis ace who saved Lloyds Bank
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António Horta-Osório: the tennis ace who saved Lloyds Bank

António Horta-Osório was determined to rescue Britain’s largest high-street bank from disaster, and he succeeded, if at the cost of his own health. Ca…
2 May 2021
Can accident-prone Credit Suisse ever turn the corner?
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Can accident-prone Credit Suisse ever turn the corner?

Swiss bank Credit Suisse is struggling to contain the damage to its reputation after becoming embroiled in the Greensill scandal and the collapse of A…
26 Apr 2021
Negative interest rates are highly unlikely in the UK – that’s good news for this investment
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Negative interest rates are highly unlikely in the UK – that’s good news for this investment

The Bank of England has been mulling negative interest rates over for a while now. But it’s unlikely to impose them, says John Stepek, Here’s why, and…
5 Feb 2021
Lloyds poaches its new boss from HSBC
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Lloyds poaches its new boss from HSBC

The high-street lender has appointed Charlie Nunn, HSBC’s head of wealth management, to be its new CEO. He faces a towering in-tray. Matthew Partridge…
3 Dec 2020
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Financials: Strong potential hidden by weak sentiment
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Financials: Strong potential hidden by weak sentiment

Nick Brind, Co-fund Manager, Polar Capital Global Financials Trust, writes for MoneyWeek about the positive outlook and recovery potential for the fin…
12 Nov 2020
Why banks should be allowed to pay dividends again
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Why banks should be allowed to pay dividends again

Curbing payouts to shareholders never made much sense and the policy is crimping the economy, says MAtthew Lynn.
1 Nov 2020
Barclays’ bounce won’t last
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Barclays’ bounce won’t last

Barclays shares rose by 7% after it delivered “forecast-beating profits”. But the surge could be running out of steam.
29 Oct 2020
Being unpopular can make life easier for companies – just ask BP and HSBC
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Being unpopular can make life easier for companies – just ask BP and HSBC

When you're as hated as banking and the oil sector, it doesn't take much to pull off a nice surprise. John Stepek explains what that means for investo…
27 Oct 2020
“Big Finance” comes out of its decade-long slump as bankers bounce back
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“Big Finance” comes out of its decade-long slump as bankers bounce back

The financial sector was hammered by the crisis of 2008. Now, bankers are rediscovering their swagger, says Matthew Lynn.
25 Oct 2020
More bad news for bank stocks
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More bad news for bank stocks

Stories about suspicious transactions may be overblown, but HSBC has plenty of other problems to worry about. Matthew Partridge reports
24 Sep 2020
HSBC finds itself in eye of the storm
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HSBC finds itself in eye of the storm

HSBC, the global banking giant, is the worst hit of the high-street banks in Britain and is facing trouble elsewhere too. Matthew Partridge reports
6 Aug 2020
UK banks have had a shocking week – so it’s probably a good time to buy
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UK banks have had a shocking week – so it’s probably a good time to buy

Lloyds Bank reported a £676m loss this week. And, with all of the UK's high street banks having a terrible time of things, bank stocks are detested ri…
31 Jul 2020
How will Britain’s banking sector fare in 2020?
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How will Britain’s banking sector fare in 2020?

Why investors looking to take a view on the UK economy’s prospects this year might want to start by looking to the banking sector.
13 Jul 2020
UK banks and negative interest: money for less than nothing
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UK banks and negative interest: money for less than nothing

The upheaval at HSBC has underscored banks’ poor prospects. Negative interest rates won’t make things any easier. Matthew Partridge reports
28 May 2020