Banco Santander has made an offer to take over Royal Bank of Scotland’s Williams & Glyn business, according to sources, as part of a long-standing plan to grow its market share in Britain.
Wed, 03 Aug, 2016
AIB has appointed Richard Pym as chairman designate and a member of the board as a non-executive director to replace the outgoing chairman David Hodgkinson who retires next October.
Tue, 15 Jul, 2014
A key player in Royal Bank of Scotland’s restructuring effort has been snapped up by rival banking group Lloyds, it was confirmed today.
Tue, 19 Jul, 2011
High street banking giant Santander reported an 11% hike in UK annual profits today, but revealed the pressure of intense competition for mortgages and savings business.
Thu, 03 Feb, 2011
Lloyds Banking Group named Santander’s UK boss, Antonio Horta-Osorio, as successor to outgoing chief executive Eric Daniels today.
Wed, 03 Nov, 2010
Santander is to sell Aviva life-insurance products through its UK banking business under an exclusive five-year deal announced today.
Tue, 03 Aug, 2010
Spanish bank Santander is considering a plan to list its UK operations on the London stock market this autumn in a move that could raise as much as £3bn (€3.6bn) to fund growth, it was reported today.
Thu, 22 Jul, 2010
Spanish bank Santander today looked set to be the only firm bidder in the auction of 318 branches being sold by Royal Bank of Scotland.
Sun, 13 Jun, 2010
Spanish banking giant BBVA is considering a potential £2bn (€2.4bn) bid for the Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks, it was reported today.
Sun, 06 Jun, 2010
Abbey and Alliance & Leicester parent Santander today said pre-tax profits rose by more than 30% in a “very good” first half performance.
Wed, 29 Jul, 2009
Spanish banking giant Santander is to axe 1,900 jobs in its three UK businesses next year under efficiency moves, the company announced today.
Fri, 12 Dec, 2008
Struggling UK mortgage lender Bradford & Bingley is to be nationalised, the British government confirmed today.
Mon, 29 Sep, 2008
Details began to emerge today of the deal to save the ailing mortgage lender Bradford & Bingley.
Embattled buy-to-let specialist Bradford & Bingley's prospects as a standalone lender are looking bleak, City analysts warned today.
Thu, 25 Sep, 2008
Mortgage rates in Britiain could begin rising again following another significant jump in the cost of wholesale funding today.
Thu, 18 Sep, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index closed at its lowest level for more than three years today after another traumatic session for UK blue chips.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2008
Shareholders in Alliance & Leicester today approved its takeover by Spain’s Banco Santander after being told the deal would provide “certainty and stability” amid the global credit crunch.
Shareholders in Alliance & Leicester will gather today to cast their final votes on the mortgage lender’s proposed £1.3bn (€1.6bn) takeover by Spanish banking giant Santander.
More than £50 billion was wiped off the value of blue chip stocks today as news of Lehman Brothers’ dramatic demise spread havoc throughout world stock markets.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2008
The former boss of Alliance & Leicester has been lined up as the new chief executive of embattled lender Bradford & Bingley, it was reported today.
Sun, 17 Aug, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index was forced onto the back foot today after stocks were dealt a late blow by poor economic news from the US.
Fri, 01 Aug, 2008
Alliance & Leicester today said the credit crunch turmoil had almost completely wiped out profits in the first six months of the year.
Alliance & Leicester announces 99% fall in profits.
Former building societies Abbey and Alliance & Leicester are to be merged under a £1.26bn (€1.5bn) deal announced today.
Mon, 14 Jul, 2008
British mortgage giant Alliance & Leicester said today that it was in advanced talks about a possible takeover of the company.
The FTSE 100 Index was a sea of red today after falling more than 2% amid further signs of economic gloom.
Tue, 08 Jul, 2008
Hefty falls in the banking and insurance sectors wiped another 1% off the London market today to close a volatile week for UK blue chips.
Fri, 04 Jul, 2008
A £4.5bn fundraising move from Barclays lifted bank shares to drive the London market forward today.
Wed, 25 Jun, 2008
Halifax Bank of Scotland led a poor session for financial stocks today as shares returned below the company’s rights issue price of 275p a share.
Mon, 23 Jun, 2008
A rare dose of good news from the high street failed to cheer investors today as more housing market woes dragged the London market into the red.
Fri, 20 Jun, 2008
Halifax Bank of Scotland spread more gloom in the banking sector today as it revealed £1bn (€1.26) in write-downs and warned that house prices could now fall 9% this year.
Thu, 19 Jun, 2008
Halifax Bank of Scotland spread more gloom in the banking sector today as it revealed £1bn (€1.3bn) in write-downs and warned that house prices could now fall 9% this year.
Banking stocks came under further pressure on the London market today as Halifax Bank of Scotland revealed £1bn (€1.3bn) in writedowns and predicted a 9% fall in house prices.
Gains for banking giant Barclays failed to keep the London market from slipping into the red today.
Mon, 16 Jun, 2008
A volatile week for the FTSE 100 Index was underlined today after the index staged an 80 point turnaround to break back through the 5800 barrier.
Fri, 13 Jun, 2008
The London market plunged 1.8% into the red today as fears over potential interest rate rises spooked investors on both sides of the Atlantic.
Wed, 11 Jun, 2008
Pressure on housebuilding shares intensified today after sector-wide downgrades from investment bank Goldman Sachs.
Tue, 10 Jun, 2008
The London market endured a turbulent start to the week today as bank shares came under pressure following a profits warning from lender Bradford & Bingley.
Mon, 02 Jun, 2008
Halifax Bank of Scotland led a sharp decline for blue-chip shares today as investors reacted to the latest blow to confidence in the banking sector.
Shares in British Airways soared 8% today after weakening oil prices and a rival transatlantic operator appointed administrators.
Fri, 30 May, 2008
The London market made modest gains today despite falling crude oil prices dragging down energy stocks.
Marks & Spencer’s £1bn profits haul failed to inspire shares today after analysts began to factor in the likely impact of tougher trading conditions on this year’s performance.
Tue, 20 May, 2008
Booming mining stocks and yet more oil price rises saw the FTSE 100 index power up to its highest level for nearly five months today.
Mon, 19 May, 2008
Miners kept a sluggish London market in positive territory today during a quiet session for blue chip stocks.
Blue chip banks suffered heavy losses on the London market today as fresh fears over Barclays’ balance sheet put the sector under pressure.
Thu, 15 May, 2008
Banking shares were today heading for a second successive session of losses amid renewed speculation over the state of Barclays’ balance sheet.
The FTSE 100 Index ended a see-saw session in positive territory today, despite gloomy Bank of England inflation forecasts hitting hopes of interest rate cuts.
Wed, 14 May, 2008
The London market was weighed down by weaker banks today after the sector made its latest cash call and expectations for lower interest rates were dashed.
London’s leading share index sank into the red today as a shock rise in UK inflation unnerved investors.
Tue, 13 May, 2008
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