Should you buy HSBC shares? It could be a cheap way to invest in Asia
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Should you buy HSBC shares? It could be a cheap way to invest in Asia

HSBC has refocused its business towards Asia, and China in particular. If it can increase earnings, the bank looks cheap, says Rupert Hargreaves. So s…
26 Apr 2022
Buy Bank of Georgia: a cheap play on a robust economy
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Buy Bank of Georgia: a cheap play on a robust economy

Russia invaded Georgia in 2008 which has reduced the chance of further military conflict. Bruce Packard looks at the investment opportunities that hav…
5 Apr 2022
When to buy shares in NatWest, Britain's worst bank
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When to buy shares in NatWest, Britain's worst bank

Rising interest rates should lift profits for the banking sector if inflation doesn’t get out of control, says Bruce Packard.
28 Mar 2022
How UK banks went from Big Bang to universal failure
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How UK banks went from Big Bang to universal failure

The 1986 deregulation shook up the banks, but the all-in-one model that it created is bad for customers and investors. Specialists do a better job – a…
4 Feb 2022
The Federal Reserve has turned inflation-fighter – how do you invest now?
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The Federal Reserve has turned inflation-fighter – how do you invest now?

The US Federal Reserve has become much more hawkish on inflation and less concerned with the markets' reaction to rising interest rates. John Stepek e…
27 Jan 2022
AIB selloff: a tempting morsel for British banks
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AIB selloff: a tempting morsel for British banks

The Irish government is selling off its stakes in rescued banks. That’s an opportunity for the brave, says Matthew Lynn.
9 Jan 2022
How the financial sector is leveraging cloud applications to drive growth and innovation
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How the financial sector is leveraging cloud applications to drive growth and innovation

SPONSORED CONTENT: The digital-first world has ushered in a new era in banking
21 Dec 2021
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Amazon, the great disruptor, might be about to turn payments upside down too
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Amazon, the great disruptor, might be about to turn payments upside down too

Amazon’s ban on UK Visa credit cards is more than just a local post-Brexit spat, says John Stepek. It could be part of a wider plan to disrupt the who…
19 Nov 2021
Private equity eyes up high-street banks
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Private equity eyes up high-street banks

Carlyle’s bid for Metro may be just an appetiser before the hearty main course, says Matthew Lynn
14 Nov 2021
HSBC’s profits surge – but will the share price?
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HSBC’s profits surge – but will the share price?

Pre-tax profits at banking giant HSBC rose from $1.1bn last year to $5.1bn in 2021, but the share price remains depressed.
6 Aug 2021
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
James Henderson: buy banks
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James Henderson: buy banks

James Henderson, director of UK investment trusts at Janus Henderson Investors, is a fan of British banking stocks.
22 Feb 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
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