article 27 February 2015 UK
Out of the red? Lloyds to pay first dividend for six years

Lloyds Banking Group is paying its first dividend for six years after reporting a rise in profit, which has allowed the UK government to cut its stake in the lender.

post 26 February 2015
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy More RBS losses - so why such a huge package for the CEO?

RBS today announced a 3.5bn loss for 2014 - the bank's seventh straight year of losses. So is it right that CEO Ross McEwan should take home an overall package of about 2.6m?

article 26 February 2015 UK, Switzerland
Coutts branch in Geneva (Getty)
Coutts bank in Swiss tax investigation

Coutts & Co Ltd, the private banking arm of RBS, is being investigated over allegations that its Swiss operation helped wealthy clients evade tax.

article 26 February 2015 UK
RBS reports 3.5bn loss as chief executive gives up 1m

Royal Bank of Scotland reports a 3.5bn loss for 2014 - down from 9bn a year earlier - and announces the appointment of Sir Howard Davies as its new chairman.

post 25 February 2015
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy HSBC bosses face tough questions at Westminster

HSBC's two bosses, Stuart Gulliver and Douglas Flint, are about to be appear in front of the Treasury select committee. But what of former chairman Lord Stephen Green?

article 25 February 2015 Business
I paid my tax in full - HSBC Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver

In the wake of revelations of tax evasion at the bank's Swiss branch, HSBC Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver tells MPs his complex pay arrangements "had no tax purpose".

article 24 February 2015 World, Greece
Greek flag (Reuters)
Paul Mason by Greeks pledge reforms to secure new euro bailout

Eurozone finance ministers approve reform proposals by Greece - including measures to combat tax evasion and fuel smuggling - in support of its application for a four-month extension of its bailout.

article 23 February 2015 UK
HSBC blames 'challenging year' for profits drop

HSBC "disappointed" last year, its chief executive admits, as the bank reports a 17 per cent drop in profits following the recent tax avoidance scandal.

video 20 February 2015 UK

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HSBC 'were reprimanded' by Swiss authorities

The Swiss financial authorities have revealed that the banking giant HSBC has been reprimanded twice in recent years under anti-money laundering legislation.