More bad news for bank stocks
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Bank stocks

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
HSBC’s Noel Quinn  © HSBC
Bank stocks

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 stockmarkets

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 stockmarkets

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