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RBS named UK’s worst bank as Metro Bank comes out on top

Majority-taxpayer owned lender given lowest rating for customer service and branches

Album reviews: Banks – III and Ida Mae – Chasing Lights

On her third album, Banks takes the listener through the complicated yet nuanced emotions of a woman who has recently learnt to accept everything she feels, while British duo Ida Mae’s debut offers retro-futurist Americana

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Woodford Equity Income Fund closes causing huge backlash
Chris Blackhurst

Complaints about financial institutions hit record. Here's why

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} The suspicion has to be that financial institutions, and their shareholders, are willing to take both the financial hit and the ticking off from the regulator because investing in properly looking after consumers would cost even more

Yes, it is up to the banks to protect us from fraud

Banks need to do more, and perhaps a lot more, even if the net result is costlier and more fiddly banking

Small and medium businesses are struggling to get funding

Failure to access sufficient capital could hamper productivity growth

New rules allowing you to compare banks will make it easier to switch

From August next year high street banks will have to publish information on the quality of the service the provide for current account holders

London's status as 'gateway to Europe' at stake, warns top regulator

Andreas Dombret said that Brexit fits into a trend towards ‘renationalisation’ which he said he strongly believes ‘negatively affects the wellbeing of us all’

Fifth of UK firms are under-investing because of credit constraints

The findings will add to fears that the UK’s highly concentrated banking system is still hampering the economic recovery and dragging on productivity growth