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
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

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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