Banking

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Sex discrimination: why banks shun workers in adult entertainment
Businesses and individuals have been frozen out of accounts with little explanation despite acting perfectly lawfully

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

16, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Azor review – eerie conspiracy thriller about the complacency of the super-rich
Andreas Fontana’s debut feature is an unnervingly subtle drama about a Swiss private banker visiting clients in Argentina during the period of the military junta and ‘disappearances’

Peter Bradshaw

13, Oct, 2021 @9:40 PM

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Philip Hammond adds cryptocurrency role to post-Treasury jobs list
Former chancellor joins Copper.co as adviser weeks after being criticised by Westminster lobbying watchdog

Rupert Neate

11, Oct, 2021 @1:27 PM

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NatWest faces £340m fine after admitting ‘money-laundering’ failings
Bank pleads guilty to failing to properly monitor £365m deposited into account of Bradford jeweller

Guardian staff and agencies

07, Oct, 2021 @12:14 PM

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Too big to jail: why the crackdowns on dodgy finance have been so ineffective | Prem Sikka
Despite so many government promises, we’ve ended up with inadequate laws and toothless regulation, says Prem Sikka

Prem Sikka

06, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Banks given new borrowing rule as Australian house prices soar
Regulator Apra tells lenders to ensure new mortgagees can cope with three percentage point rise in interest rates

Ben Butler

06, Oct, 2021 @12:33 AM

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Australia urged to support Asian Development Bank plan to end fossil fuel financing
Thirty-five organisations implore Australia, which is ADB’s fifth-largest shareholder, to help the region ‘make a just and equitable low-carbon transition’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

05, Oct, 2021 @9:43 PM

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The government promised to clamp down on shell companies. It has failed to do so | Oliver Bullough
These schemes are an invitation to dodge taxes and accept bribes. And as the Pandora papers show, they’re thriving, says author Oliver Bullough

Oliver Bullough

04, Oct, 2021 @3:23 PM

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Scamdemic: readers’ £1m losses highlight scale of the UK’s fraud crisis
Victims’ stories show that despite banks’ safeguards, transfers seem too easy and refunds hit and miss

Anna Tims and Rupert Jones

02, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Chair of UK open banking body resigns over bullying report
CMA investigation into claims of sexist and racist behaviour concludes OBIE allowed ‘a culture of intimidation’

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

01, Oct, 2021 @4:42 PM

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Virgin Money to close 31 branches across Scotland and north of England
Move to cut one in five outlets means bank has more than halved number of branches since 2018

Jasper Jolly

30, Sep, 2021 @7:49 AM

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New Zealand loan holders launch legal action to force Australian-owned banks to refund fees
Amount sought from ANZ and the Commonwealth Bank-owned ASB could be in excess of $100m

Ben Butler

29, Sep, 2021 @4:53 AM

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