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Covid-19 and Government Support Schemes

Small firms will go bust if banks fails to support them – Yorkshire Post – 18/08/20

Exclusive: MPs slam ‘inconsistency and incompetence’ as SMEs struggle to get bounce back loans – City A.M. – 29/09/20

Talks to prevent bounce back business loans scandal  – The Times – 06/10/20

ELISA ‘Plan to Grow’ webinars online – IFA Magazine – 30/09/20

MPs call for quick replacement of bounce back loan scheme – P2P Finance News – 31/10/20

UK Treasury extends emergency business loan scheme – The Guardian – 03/11/20  

Treasury extends UK emergency business loan schemes – Business Matters – 04/11/20

No high street banks are accepting bounce back loan applications – Small – 04/11/20

£1bn of fraudulent Covid scheme loans for businesses blocked  – The Guardian – 06/11/20

Taxpayer bitten by bailout loans ‘sharks’ – 08/11/20

Banks Brace for new bounce back loans boom – Business Matters – 09/11/20

Confusion reigns ahead of introduction of Bounce Back Loan top-ups – City A.M. – 10/11/20

Supermarkets face calls to waive right to business rates relief – Financial Times – 16/11/20

Government-backed Covid loans swell to £65.5bn – City A.M. – 20/11/20

Fraud fears spark ban on business accounts: Lloyds, NatWest and HSBC stop taking on new customers and rush of bounce back loan cheats – This is Money – 06/12/20

Rishi Sunak ‘to extend emergency Covid business loan schemes’ – City A.M. – 18/12/20

Hundreds of thousands of small businesses blocked from coronavirus loans as banks close doors to new customers – The Sun – 25/07/20

Thousands of small firms blocked from Covid loans as banks close doors to new customers – The Telegraph – 25/07/20

Exclusive: MPs ask banks for clarity on state aid rules and coronavirus loans – CITYAM – 22/07/20

Businesses risk going bust due to bounce back loan restrictions – Peer2Peer Finance News – 16/07/20

3 million UK jobs at risk from £35bn of unsustainable COVID-19 debt – Yahoo News – 16/07/20

Tens of thousands of UK firms are at risk of going bust, say MPs – The Yorkshire Post – 16/07/20

Sunak faces MPs over economic impact of Covid-19 – The Telegraph- 15/07/20

Malton MP praises Government scheme as measures protect 11,800 jobs – The Scarborough –  15-06-20

UK banks approve £35bn in state-backed loans amid heavy demand – The Guardian – 10/06/20

MPs Call For Full Payment Holidays For UK Cos. – Law 360 – 09/06/20

£36bn of government-backed loans will be toxic, taskforce warns – The Guardian – 08/06/20

Small print of Government’s £617m ‘top-up’ grant fund proves a cruel letdown – The Yorkshire Post – 04/05/2020

Interest on UK coronavirus bounce-back loans to be capped at 2.5% – The Guardian – 02/05/20

British Business Bank faces pressure for reform over stumbling loan schemes – The Telegraph -09/05/20

Interest on UK coronavirus bounce-back loans to be capped at 2.5% – The Guardian – 02/05/20

Lloyds Bank comes under fire for its ‘disappointing’ efforts to help small businesses through coronavirus crisis – This is Money – 28/04/20

FCA launches probe as lenders are accused of cashing in on Covid-19 by fee-gouging to exploit desperate firms – This is Money – 28/04/20

Rishi Sunak eyes offering 100% guaranteed loans and overdrafts for microbusinesses – Small – 25/04/20

New pressure from Tory MPs to point way out of lockdown – Evening Standard – 23/04/20

Big banks refusing to disclose how they are helping firms in Covid-19 pandemic – This is Money – 22/04/20

Banks urged to ramp up lending as just 12,000 small firms get crucial loans to survive the coronavirus crisis – This is Money – 20/04/20

Big banks join forces with fintech rivals for lifeline loans – The Telegraph – 15/04/20

British Business Bank approves four new lenders for CBILS – but no P2P! – Peer2Peer Finance News – 14/04/20

60% of Businesses Uncertain They’ll Survive the Coronavirus Crisis – Money Experts – 12/04/20

RBS pays out 70 per cent of government coronavirus loans – City AM – 12/04/20

Four new banks join emergency coronavirus loan scheme for small businesses – Business Matters -11/04/20

Former business secretary Greg Clark leads calls for overhaul of coronavirus loan scheme – City AM – 08/04/20

I’m in the middle of applying for a mortgage but my employer has put me on furlough – will this affect my application? – This Is Money – 07/04/20

Chancellor makes improvements to coronavirus business loan scheme – London Loves Business – 03/04/20

Banks pushed to waive personal guarantees for SME coronavirus loans – The Finance Times – 31/03/20

Banks under fire for coronavirus loan tactics – BBC News – 30/03/20

Pressure growing on UK’s largest banks to cut bosses’ bonuses and shareholder payouts to preserve cash in face of growing coronavirus crisis – This is Money – 30/04/20

Firms are being denied lifeline loans by ‘cynical’ banks: Business owners applying for special coronavirus help are being offered more expensive standard loans instead – The Daily Mail –  30/03/20

Banks criticized for coronavirus loan model – The Parliamentary Review – 29/03/20

Small business owners asked to put homes on the line to get emergency coronavirus loans – The Telegraph – 29/03/20

There’s a big catch in the government’s plan to help businesses through coronavirus – The Canary – 26/03/20

‘Outrageous’ banks put risk on struggling business owners for government-backed coronavirus loans – The Morning Star – 26/03/20

Rishi Sunak orders banks to help firms amid claims they are ‘profiteering’ from coronavirus crisis – Politics Home – 26/03/20

The ‘short, sharp shock’ is our best hope of halting the coronavirus pandemic – The Yorkshire Post – 25/03/20

TSB unveils support for SME suppliers and customers during coronavirus outbreak – The Paypers – 24/03/20

Filey MP defends tweet saying he will use Government’s emergency coronavirus loans for his estate agency firm – The Scarborough News – 23/03/20

UK Chancellor Preparing Wage Subsidy Bill To Protect British Workers Hurt By Coronavirus Pandemic – Infosurhoy – 23/03/20

Coronavirus and why Parliament must stay open to scrutinise – The Yorkshire Post – 21/03/20

UK Chancellor Preparing Wage Subsidy Bill To Protect British Workers Hurt By Coronavirus Pandemic – International Business Times – 20/03/20

Coronavirus: UK urged to pay for workers’ wages – BBC News – 19/03/20

CORONAVIRUS: MP backs Prime Minister’s move – Gazette & Herald – 18/03/20

Coronavirus weighs on banks as interest rates slashed – The Telegraph – 11/03/20

Banks offer emergency measures for coronavirus victims – The Telegraph – 10/03/20






Financial Services Tribunal and Dispute Resolution

Fairfield debt dispute with Industrial North West ‘puts loans market at risk’ – The Times- 28/09/20

UK finance minister asked to honor promise  of resolution for mistreated SMEs – JD Supra – 20/10/20

Room to grow – Law Gazette – 02/11/20

Greg Wright: Regulators need to display a dash of steel to bring rogue bankers to justice- The Yorkshire Post – 16th October 2019

Storm clouds gather over Business Banking Resolution Service- The Times – 14th October 2019

Kevin Hollinrake MP: My Yorkshire straight-talking approach is what the Treasury Select Committee needs- Politics Home, 7th August 2019

Hunters chairman Kevin Hollinrake reveals how firm was brought to its knees by toxic bank loan –Property Industry Eye, 5th August 2019

Kevin Hollinrake on his bid to become the Treasury Select Committee’s new chief – This is Money, 3rd August 2019

New Business Banking Resolution group must give meaningful redress, says Kevin Hollinrake MP – The Yorkshire Post,  26th July 2019

Court told of Treasury’s ‘pervasive’ impact on controversial RBS unit GRG – CityAM, 8th July 2019

Kevin Hollinrake speaking about the Bank forging signatures campaign – Victoria Derbyshire,  5th July 2019

Kevin Hollinrake accuses Treasury officials of ‘coordinated skullduggery’ over conflict-of-interest claims – CityAM, 25th June 2019

Kevin Hollinrake attacks banks over ‘dirty tricks’ – The Times, 20 June 2019

Do British SMEs Finally Have Justice In Their Sights? – Forbes, 28 May 2019

Greg Wright: Why the new Prime Minister must create financial services tribunal and suspend the loan charge – Yorkshire Post, 28 May 2019

Bank Mistreatment of SMBs Goes to UK Supreme Court – PYMNTS, 14 May 2019

SMEs deserve fairer banking – The Yorkshire Post says – Yorkshire Post, 11 May 2019

MPs push for law change to give shareholders and business owners more power to sue – City AM, 8 May 2019

Big banks ready to extend disputes scheme – The Times, 3 April 2019

Small firms can afford to be optimistic about banks’ dispute schemes – The Times, 3 April 2019

Small comfort for SMEs – Law Society Gazette, 18 March 2019

Companies should be allowed to choose how best to deliver justice – The Times, 11 March 2019

Victims ‘won’t trust’ bank redress scheme for small companies – The Times, 8 March 2019

There is wide support for a financial services tribunal, so act now – The Times, 18 February 2019

Challenger bank Tide backs calls for SME tribunal – Independent Ireland, 10 February

Firms need more protections against banks, argues MP – The Telegraph, 2 February 2019

Small firms face winding road to justice – Yorkshire Post, 1 February 2019

Waiting times at Financial Ombudsman Service ‘rise tenfold’ – The Times 23 January 2019 

Its time small firms got justice from the banks – The Times, 23 January 2019

UK finance minister backs calls for tougher banks disputes scheme – Reuters, 22 January 2019 

Hammond backs calls for tougher banks disputes scheme – The Times, 22 January 2019 

Financial Ombudsman’s backlog worse since revamp – Financial Times, 22 January 2019

Government lacks understanding of challenges facing SMEs in dispute with banks, says MPs – Yorkshire Post , 13 January 2019 

Small firms lose battle for a tribunal – The Times, 11 January 2019 

Treasury rejects calls to reform UK laws on business loans – Financial Times, 11 January 2019 

British banks’ new disputes service too limited, MPs say – Reuters, 11 January 2019

Mouchel Shareholder Group backs plans for a Financial Services Tribunal – The Yorkshire Post, 10 December 2018

Financial Ombudsman Service in eye of new storm – The Times, 3 December 2018 

UK banks push on with dispute system for wronged firms after scandals – Reuters, 30 November 2018 

UKs new SME Scheme gets disputed – Banking Tech, 30 November 2018 

MPs call tribunal to bring ‘misbehaving banks to justice’- The Guardian, 20 November 2018

Fair banking plans ‘will not help firms’ – The Times, 19 November 2018 

Fair banking plans ‘will not help firms’ – The Times, 19 November 2018 

Bank Bosses are urged to support ‘truth and reconciliation’ inquiry for misconduct victims – Yorkshire Post, 15 November 2018

Small firms’ calls for disputes tribunal set to fall on deaf ears – The Times, 12 November 2018 

Chancellor wont back tribunal bid – This is Money, 11 November 2018

End the scandal of ‘too big to sue banks’ – Financial Times, 11 November 2018 

A tribunal system to protect small businesses from banks cannot come soon enough – The Times, 31 October 2018 

MPs slam ‘regulatory black hole’ for bank lending to small businesses – Financial Times, 26 October 2018 

New tribunal and rules needed to protect small firms – UK MPs – Reuters, 26 October 2018 

MPs call for new tribunal system to help SMEs take on big banks – City AM, 26 October 2018 

Call to help small businesses challenge ‘Goliath’ banks – Financial Times, 23 October 2018 

Report rejects MPs calls for UK financial complaints tribunal – Reuters, 23 October 2018 

Tribunals ‘not the answer’ to solving disputes with banks – The Times, 23 October 2018

Crunch time as small firms mistreated by their banks seek justice – This is Money, 20 October 2018 

City watchdog rolls out ombudsman service to small businesses – City AM, 16 October 2018

SME advocates say new ombudsman powers will not bring banks to justice – The Daily Mail, 16 October 2018 

Ombudsman to rule on more company finance fights – The Times, 16 October 2018 

More British firms get access to financial arbitration services against banks – Reuters, 16 October 2018

TSB backs calls for small business banking tribunal- This is Money, 14 October 2018 

Consumers need better protection from the law – Prospect, 14 October 2018 

FCA supports launch of a Financial Services Tribunal – Financial Reporter, 29 September 2018

Kevin Hollinrake: Banks victims deserve nothing less than justice 10 years after the financial crisis – The Yorkshire Post, 16 September 2018 

Small companies need a tribunal to take on the banks – The Times, 17 July 2018

Dyson backs parliamentary group’s plea for new financial services court – The Law Gazette, 12 July 2018

MPs call for banks to pay for new tribunal system to settle disputes for small businesses – City AM, 12 July 2018

Small firms wronged by banks need tribunal process, say MPs – Daily Telegraph, 12 July 2018

Scots’ SMEs turn to crowd funding after ‘systemic’ bank failures – The Scotsman, 11 July 2018

Bankrupted customers of ‘007 bank’ Dunbar call for new tribunal – Daily Mail, 21 April 2018

More small companies need chance of redress – The Times, 17 April 2018

MPs call for tougher action to protect small firms from bullying banks – The Yorkshire Post, 13 April 2018

Small firms who have been bullied by the banks could have affordable route to justice – The Yorkshire Post, 27 March 2018

Ombudsman must clean up act before expanding reach – The Times, 26 March 2018

Scandals force door ajar at financial ombudsman – The Times, 23 Jan 2018

RBS chief backs our campaign. ‘No excuses. There are things we just did not get right. I apologise’ – Mail on Sunday, 21 Jan 2018

MPs call for lawyer-free forum for financial disputes – The Law Gazette, 19 January 2018

Hopes of a breakthrough in small companies’ bank abuse campaign – Financial Mail on Sunday, 13 Jan 2018

Small businesses need a proper tribunal for disputes with their banks, says MP – Mail on Sunday, 13 Jan 2018

The unequal battle between banks and small companies – The Times, 4 Dec 2017

JUSTICE FOR OUR FIRMS: Now City regulator plans shake-up to help entrepreneurs – Mail on Sunday, 5 Nov 2017

Restoring confidence in bank loans to SMEs – Financial Times, 4 Nov 2017

MPs call for ‘robust’ system to deter banking misconduct – Yorkshire Post, 1 Nov 2017

There are still unanswered questions a decade after banks took us to the brink – Yorkshire Post, 31 Oct 2017

Market ‘must learn lessons of RBS scandal’ – The Times, 25 Oct 2017

Britain’s top entrepreneurs back our campaign for an official ombudsman to help small firms battling big banks – Mail on Sunday, 22 Oct 2017

Why we need a skilled ombudsman to tackle injustices faced by small businesses from banks – Mail on Sunday, 22 Oct 2017

Top regulator demands justice for small firms: FCA chief says company owners have nowhere to turn – Mail on Sunday, 18 Sept 2017

Bring entrepreneurs in from the cold – Mail on Sunday, 18 Sept 2017

Fraud trial puts mis-selling and the banks back into the spotlight – The Times, 6 February 2017 

Pressure grows for referee to mediate after banking scandals – The Times, 30 January 2017

Banks face fresh inquiry into how they manage rows with businesses – Daily Mail, 28 January 2017

MPs slam inadequate compensation scheme for small firms who have been mistreated by banks – The Yorkshire Post, 25 January 2017





The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Automatic Refunds Urged for ‘worthless’ PPI Payments – The Times – 16/08/20

MP back Telegraph campaign to compensate overcharged investors  – The Telegraph – 22/08/20

PPI scandal: Banks are trying to block new claims dubbed ‘PPI 2’ – what you need to know – Daily Express – 29/08/20

MPs to publish FCA’s response on allegations of fraud in repossessions – Credit Strategy – 23/10/20

FCA cancels £205,000 of bonuses after LCF scandal report – City A.M. – 18/12/20  

FCA under fire for handling of Wirecard’s collapse in the UK – Financial News – 06/07/20

MPs hit out at City watchdog over pace of loans scheme – The Telegraph – 24/04/20

Banks in talks with FCA over credit card payment deferrals – The Finance Times – 30/04/20

MPs urge govt to extend FCA powers – Finance Times Adviser – 19/03/20

Why is the regulator protecting RBS – instigator of the greatest banking scandal in Britain’s history – Conservative Home, 10 September 2018 

MPs hit out at watchdog over inaction on RBS banking scandals – The National, 14 August 2018 

FCA slammed for not punishing RBS over treatment of small businesses – Financial News, 14 August 2018 

Parliamentary group considers enhancing FCA powers after RBS GRG scandal – Financial Reporter, 13 August 2018

Investigate RBS small business scandal says MP Kevin Hollinrake – The Times, 12 August 2018

Lawmakers disappoint over regulators inaction on RBS – Reuters, 12 August 2018 

The city’s Lilliputian watchdog has made a mockery of itself in RBS scandal – The Times, 5 August 2018 

Regulator ducks further action on GRG scandal – Big Issue, 3 August 2018 

Greg Wright: lets create a new regulatory regime to ensure nobody is untouchable, Yorkshire Post, 1 August 2018 

Change the Law after GRG scandal, demand MPs – The Times, 1 August 2018 

City watchdog criticised for not sanctioning untouchable RBS bosses – The Telegraph, 31 July 2018

Inadequacy of regulatory regime must not create untouchables says Yorkshire MP Kevin Hollinrake – Yorkshire Post, 31 July 2018 

Our Co-Chair, Kevin Hollinrake MP, on Channel 4 News, 31 July 2018 

City watchdog to take no action over RBS mistreatment of customers – The Guardian, 31 July 2018 

Victims of bank fraud criticise Britain’s financial watchdog – Reuters, 9 May 2018

MPs say Financial Conduct Authority must stand aside for next look at RBS Global Restructuring Group – The Times, 15 April 2018

MPs defy regulator to publish full Financial Conduct Authority report into RBS – The Times, 14 February 2018

City watchdog risks ‘losing public confidence’ over handling of RBS – Evening Standard, 14 February 2018

We need a regulator with teeth who is willing to bite, says MP – The Yorkshire Post, 12 February 2018

Full report into RBS GRG must be published as soon as possible, say MPs – The Yorkshire Post, 7 February 2018

Former Government adviser welcomes decision to publish full report into RBS unit – The Yorkshire Post, 31 January 2018





Mortgage Prisoners/Cerberus Capital Management

Co-op Bank deal with ‘aggressive’ US private equity firm spells ‘devastation for customers’. warns MP  – This is Money – 19/11/20

Bank of England Urged to step in over Co-op Bank takeover – Gooruf – 23/11/20 

Funding Circle defends sale of bad loans to US hedge fund – P2P Finance News – 08/12/20

Fears as US giant Elliot Management snaps up Funding Circle debts – The Times – 08/12/20

200%: the true cost of commission – The Times – 20/09/20

FCA’s new boss must ride into battle on behalf of mortgage prisoners and forgery victims – The Yorkshire Post – 24/06/20

MPs call for probe into alleged exploitation of mortgage prisoners by unregulated funds – The Yorkshire Post – 16/06/20

MPs call for cap on mortgage rates – The Financial Times Advisor – 15/06/20

MPs call for cap on SVRs and investigation into ‘outlier rates’ – Mortgage Solutions – 15/06/20

MPs urge FCA to cap standard variable rates – Financial Reporter – 12/06/2020

The agony of mortgage prisoners who do not know who really owns their homes – The Yorkshire Post – 20/05/2020

Lenders withdrawing from mortgage market causes concern among MPs – Mortgage Introducer  – 03/04/20

Lenders should be clear that mortgage holidays are available to those in arrears, MPs say – Mortgage Solutions – 02/04/20

Unregulated funds are threatening to repossess homes of mortgage prisoners, MPs warn. – The Yorkshire Post – 01/04/20

MPs urge unregulated lenders to halt mortgage prisoner repossessions – Financial Reporter – 10/03/20

MPs call on lenders to halt all repossessions against mortgage prisoners until help arrives – This is Money – 10/03/20

MPs meeting FCA chief to urge more action on mortgage prisoners – Mortgage Solutions – 10/02/20

Free ‘mortgage prisoners’ trapped on high rates, MPs tell City watchdog – Telegraph – 09/02/20

The sale of mortgages to ‘vulture funds’ must be made illegal, say campaigners – The Yorkshire Post – 04/02/20

Sack John Glen now, demand bank victims – The Times – 30/01/20

Why the Government must smack down the lenders who fail to free the mortgage prisoners – Greg Wright – The Yorkshire Post – 29/01/20

Government must stop banks from selling loan books to vulture funds, says influential group of MPs – The Yorkshire Post – 23/01/20

Sainsbury’s Bank urged to move borrowers to a regulated lender after pulling out of mortgage market – This is Money – 18/01/20

Mortgage prisoners: 100,000 households were left high and dry by and Northern Rock and rivals crashing and 12 years on they’re STILL stuck on crippling rates – This Is Money, 3 September 2019

Treasury expects FCA to implement mortgage prisoner affordability reforms ‘rapidly’ – Mortgage Solutions, 7 June 2019

MPs pressure FCA over mortgage prisoners and vulture funds – Financial Reporter, 6 June 2019

Tesco refuses to commit to MPs’ demands on mortgage sale – FT Adviser, 6 June 2019

Help is long overdue for homeowners trapped in expensive mortgages – The Times, 5 June 2019

Tesco Bank can’t guarantee customers’ home loans will be sold to an active lender, as MPs express fears over ‘mortgage prisoners’ – This is Money, 29 May 2019

Hope for ‘mortgage prisoners’ as MPs and regulator act to free them – The Guardian, 25 May 2019

Mortgage prisoners call for public inquiry after ‘paying through the nose’ after Northern Rock collapsed – Yorkshire Post, 20 May 2019

Greg Wright: It’s time to get tough with the vulture funds and liberate the mortgage prisoners – Yorkshire Post, 8 May 2019

British families driven to ruin by ruthless US equity firm – Mail on Sunday, 4 May 2019








RBS/RBS GRG & Compensation Scheme


Andrew Bailey: New Bank of England governor faces court claim over RBS scandal – The Independent- 14/03/20

Public inquiry call into controversial RBS business unit – The National, 10th July 2019 

City watchdog has sold us a pup with toothless RBS probe – The Times, 16 June 2019 

Tough regulator needed for banking failures – The Yorkshire Post says – The Yorkshire Post, 15 June 2019 

Treasury accused of pressuring RBS to ‘flog’ small businesses – The Times, 14 June 2019 

Watchdog ‘failed’ in mission to scrutinise RBS scandal – The Times, 14 June 2019 

Pointless FCA report is an insult to small business victims – The Times, 14 June 2019 

RBS report branded ‘whitewash’ by MPs – BBC News, 13 June 2019 

Whitewash over the firms wrecked by RBS: Regulator is powerless to punish bank over scandal at tainted GRG division – This is Money, 13 June 2019 

FCA report into RBS called a ‘complete whitewash’ by critics – The Guardian, 13 June 2019 

MPs brand watchdog’s RBS GRG report a ‘complete whitewash’ – City AM, 13 June 2019 

RBS GRG scandal: The baggage that could drag down Andrew Bailey’s quest to lead the Bank of England – City AM, 2 June 2019

City regulator under pressure over Royal Bank of Scotland’s small-business lending scandal – The Times, 13 May 2019

City watchdog accused of using legal red tape to delay report into RBS GRG unit – City AM, 11 April 2019

RBS chases payment from ‘victims’ of mis‑sold loans – The Times, 1 April 2019

Ex-boss of RBS restructuring unit criticised over new role – The Telegraph, 31 March 2019

RBS braces for a brutal report around claims it wrecked companies to steal their assets – This is Money, 10 March 2019

Nicky Morgan ducks investigation into Treasury role in RBS GRG unit – City AM, 10 March 2019

Treasury agrees to public key agreement with RBS in wake of GRG allegations – City AM, 3 February 2019

City watchdog under fire for delaying report into RBS’s GRG unit – City AM, 28 February 2019

Government agency set bonus targets for senior RBS GRG bankers – City AM, 20 February 2019

Bonuses at scandal-hit GRG were linked to Treasury targets – The Times, 20 February 2019

Did government agency help push firms to wall? – The Times, 16 February 2019

Sir Vince Cable calls for probe into Treasury role in RBS GRG unit – City AM, 13 February 2019

Pressure mounts on Treasury to publish legal documents on relationship with RBS GRG unit – City AM, 12 February 2019

High Court to examine allegations of Treasury involvement in scandal-hit RBS GRG unit – City AM, 10 February 2019

Financial Conduct Authority plunged into centre of scandal of Royal Bank of Scotland’s treatment of small firms – Mail on Sunday, 3 February 2019

Treasury under fire following allegations it had ‘influence’ over RBS GRG unit – City AM, 31 January 2019

Treasury had ‘control over RBS division’ – The Times, 30 January 2019 

Treasury agency had role in controversial RBS unit GRG – BBC News, 30 January 2019 

Government linked to RBS GRG scandal in court papers – Financial Reporter, 30 January 2019 

Treasury knew about controversial RBS unit that closed down firms, court told – Insider, 30 January 2019 

MPs are urged to recall RBS boss ‘over deceit’ – The Times, 15 September 2018 

Fred the Shred in line for a £17m pension: Bumper retirement pot for man who took RBS to brink of collapse – This is Money, 14 September 2018 

RBS boss in bribe inquiry given payoff – The Times, 29 August 2018

MPs say ‘toxic culture’ exists at RBS after it pays £3.9bn fine for mis-selling mortgages – The Sunday Times, 19 August 2018

RBS censured by MPs for winding down compensation process – The Times, 23 July 2018

RBS may want closure but it should not slam door on small businesses – The Times, 22 July 2018

RBS draws fire with plans to close complaints process for controversial GRG unit – Daily Telegraph, 20 July 2018

Several MPs throw their weight behind calls for probe into group set up to sue RBS – Daily Mail, 19 May 2018

MPs urge Financial Conduct Authority to get tough with RBS over small business compensation – The Times, 26 February 2018

RBS executives ‘misled’ Treasury Committee – BBC, 6 February 2018

RBS misled MPs in customer mistreatment scandal, Labour claims – The Guardian, 6 February 2018

How the banks perpetrated the greatest robbery in British history – The National, 22 Jan 2018

RBS accused of ‘largest theft anywhere, ever’ by Labour MP Clive Lewis – The Huffington Post, 18 January 2018

MPs demand action over treatment of customers by RBS – BBC Radio 4, 19 Jan 2018

‘An extraordinary scandal’ – Norfolk MPs lead charge against way RBS treated small businesses – North Norfolk News, 19 Jan 2018

British lawmaker points to Santander UK chief in scandal over RBS restructuring unit – Reuters, 18 Jan 2018

Businesses ‘were carved up like a Sunday roast’, MPs are told – Yorkshire Post, 18 Jan 2018

Santander boss named in RBS scandal – BBC News, 18 Jan 2018

RBS treatment of small firms ‘could be largest theft ever’ – STV News, 18 Jan 2018

Royal Bank Of Scotland Accused Of ‘Largest Theft Anywhere, Ever’ By Labour MP Clive Lewis – Huffington Post, 18 Jan 2018

Parliament to debate RBS ‘hang themselves’ comment – The Guardian, 17 Jan 2018

Watchdog kept RBS scandal report secret for fear bosses would sue – The Times, 5 Dec 2017

RBS Global Restructuring Group targeted ‘basket case’ companies – The Times, 7 Nov 2017

Our VC, Norman Lamb on RBS GRG – BBC News at Ten, 20 Oct 2017

Police conduct inquiries into Royal Bank of Scotland unit – BBC News, 20 Oct 2017

MPs slam RBS chief for ‘extraordinary outburst’ against business owners – Board Agenda, 17 Oct 2017

Warning issued over scope of RBS redress scheme – Herald Scotland, 17 Oct 2017

‘Sue us’ remark provokes broadside at RBS boss – The Times, 16 Oct 2017

Cruellest bank scandal of them all: Stories of horrifying human suffering behind family firms that were deliberately driven to the wall by corrupt financiers – Mail on Sunday, 14 Oct 2017

MPs put pressure on FCA over leaked RBS report – BBC News, 13 Oct 2017

‘Disgraceful’ lack of progress by RBS over GRG group restructuring scandal – The Times, 31 July 2017


HBOS Reading Fraud/Compensation Scheme & Lloyds Banking Group

Fresh Lloyds review of HBOS scandal ‘could fail victims again’ – The Times – 25/08/20

MPs raise concerns about second attempt to compensate victims of bank fraud – Yorkshire Post – 27/08/20

Lloyds to widen compensation review for HBOS fraud victims – the Telegraph – 18/10/20   

UK businessman tracks down Noel Edmounds in NZ, claims he owes  him money – New Zealand Herald – 10/09/20

Lloyds accused of callous attitude to victims of HBOS Reading scandal – The Times – 28/12/20

Lloyds fraud victims accuse the bank of clamming up – The Times – 10/08/20

Lloyds HBOS Fraud Scandal: The Accusations Against HSF Explained – – 23/07/20

Herbert Smith unethical or incompetent during bank scandal review, MPs claim – The Law Society Gazette –  15/07/20

MPs call on SRA to investigate City firm over bank scandal- Legal Futures – 15/07/20

Law firm was ‘unethical’ in its bank fraud advice, say MPs – The Guardian- 12/07/20

UK MPs File SRA Complaint Against HSF Over Role in HBOS Fraud Scandal – – 06/07/20

Serious Fraud Office probes Lloyds Bank property claims – The Telegraph – 07/03/20

Westminster Hall Debate – Lloyds, HBOS and The Cranston Review – 04/02/20

Lloyds to write off debts worth tens of millions linked to HBOS fraud – Sky News – 23/01/20

Lloyds faces court over ‘evasion’ of rules – The Times – 22/01/20

Lloyds chief António Horta-Osório’s pledge to HBOS Reading fraud victims – The Times, 12 December 2019

HBOS Reading victims are still suffering real hardship, says SME Alliance – The Yorkshire Post, 11 December 2019

Lloyds found to have failed customers hit by HBOS Reading branch fraudsters – CityAM, 10 December 2019 

Business victims of HBOS fraud in line for bigger pay out – Financial Times, 10 December 2019

Britain’s Lloyds Criticized for Mistreating Victims of Major Fraud – The New York Times. 10 December 2019

Lloyds Bank chief ‘very sorry’ as HBOS compensation probe uncovers failings – The Telegraph, 10 December 2019

City watchdog urged to publish HBOS findings after lender’s former boss lands top job at The Restaurant Group – This is Money, 3 May 2019

Victims of HBOS scandal win payouts review – The Times, 4 May 2019

Lloyds launches review of HBOS fraud compensation scheme – The Guardian, 3 May 2019

MPs call for inquiry into Lloyds fraud ‘cover-up’ – The Times, 8 April 2019

MPs call for investigation into Lloyds ‘cover up’ of HBOS fraud – City AM, 8 April 2019

Inquiry into Lloyds’ handling of HBOS fraud slips to 2020 – source – Reuters, 14 March 2019

Lloyds: how HBOS whistleblower exposed failings in UK regulation – Financial Times, 12 March 2019

Audit watchdog ‘whitewashed’ my HBOS evidence, says whistleblower – City AM, 7 February 2019

UK audit regulator accused of brushing off HBOS whistleblower – Financial Times, 6 February 2019

MPs call for resignation of Lloyds Bank CEO – Financial Times, 18 December 2018

MPs say Lloyds Bank must explain role in HBOS fraud – Law360, 18 December 2018

DAILY BRIEFING: MP calls for Lloyds boss Antonio Horta-Osorio to quit over Reading HBOS fraud – This is Money, 18 December 2018

FCA asked to investigate Lloyds CEO over HBOS cover up – Financial Reporter, 22 November 2018 

Lloyds CEO must explain whistleblower actions or quit: Lawmaker – Bloomberg, 22 November 2018

MP seeks probe into Lloyds CEO’s handling of fraud case – Reuters, 21 November 2018

Police Commissioner seeks scrutiny of Lloyds CEO over HBOS – Bloomberg, 16 November 2018

Lloyds pays out to whistleblower who alleged HBOS cover-up – City AM, 14 November 2018

Lloyds Banking Group pays compensation to fraud whistleblower – Insider, 14 November 2018

Humiliation for Lloyds over £1bn small firm fraud: Bank forced to compensate whistleblower over damning dossier on scandal at HBOS Reading – Daily Mail, 14 November 2018

Lloyds accused of ignoring police whistleblower request in HBOS probe – Financial Times, 26 September 2018 

MPs accuse Lloyds of ‘arrogance’ over HBOS Reading Fraud – Business Matters, 31 July 2018

MPs accuse Lloyds of treating HBOS Reading fraud victims ‘with contempt’ – City AM, 30. July 2018 

MPs claim Lloyds treated victims ‘with contempt’ – Finance, 30 July 2018

Lloyds slammed after failing to compensate victims of the HBOS Reading Scandal – This is Money, 30 July 18 

Lawmakers criticise Lloyds compensation scheme for HBOS fraud victims – Reuters, 30 July 2018 

Secret Report: HBOS fraud cover-up went to the very top – we reveal the damning claims from the dossier the bank kept under wraps for five years – Daily Mail, 13 May 2018

Report on HBOS collapse prompts scrutiny of bosses conduct – The Telegraph, 13 May 2018

Lloyds rescue unit supposed to rescue firms was out to make profit, admits executive – Daily Mail, 10 March 2018

Lloyds and the HBOS time bomb: how not to deal with fraud – Financial Times, 6 Oct 2017

Lloyds under fire over HBOS fraud compensation – BBC News, 21 July 2017

Lloyds misses HBOS scandal payouts date – The Times, 29 June 2017

Lloyds faces grilling over HBOS Reading fraud – FT Adviser, 8 February 2017

Lloyds to review compensation for victims of HBOS fraud – The Telegraph, 7 February 2017

Pay up for HBOS scam, Lloyds told – The Times, 7 February 2017

Lloyds apologises for distress caused by £245m HBOS loan scam – The Guardian, 7 February 2017

Bank launches customer review after HBOS corruption case – Sky News, 7 February 2017

MPs press Lloyds to compensate HBOS fraud victims – BBC, 6 February 2017 

MPs call for Lloyds to compensate victims of HBOS fraud scandal – International Business Times, 6 February 2017

MPs call on Lloyds to pay up compensation following HBOS Reading fraud – City AM, 6 February 2017

Lloyds banks urged by MPs to compensate customers scammed by corrupt HBOS bankers in £245m fraud – The Independent, 6 February 2017

MPs call for Lloyds bank to compensate businesses affected by HBOS crooks – The Daily Mail, 6 February 2017





The Financial Sector

Let’s give our SMEs all the help they need to expand overseas — by tackling unfair payment charges – CITYAM – 07/08/20

ClearBank and Tide apply for £60 million in grants from RBS bail out scheme – Finextra – 03/08/20

 UK Supreme Court clarifies the rule of “reflective loss” – Lexology – 28/07/20

Top UK Court Limits Reach Of Loss Principle In Marex Case – Law 360 – 15/07/20

Boomerang skyscraper dispute comes back to haunt the corporate undertakers – the Telegraph – 07/06/20

Seven big firms backed out of state aid amid peculation they did not want their names to be made public – This is Money – 6/06/20

UK Finance chief lets cat out of bag in video conference call – Financial Times – 01/05/20

UK Revives Emergency Bank Lending For Businesses – Law360 – 03/04/20

Five Lenders Withdraw From U.K. Small Business Rescue Plan – Yahoo Finance – 01/04/20

Now give up your bonuses, bankers told: Industry under fire over pay after axing £8bn of dividends – This is Money – 01/04/20

Deluge Of SMB Applications Prompts Lenders To Drop Out Of UK Stimulus Program – – 01/04/20

Banks axe dividends and bonuses – The Telegraph – 31/03/20

Bank bosses urged to slash their pay and axe dividends amid mounting fears lenders are ripping off desperate borrowers – This is Money – 27/03/20

‘It smacks of a cartel’: Yorkshire MP slams banks’ ‘disgraceful’ behaviour – The Yorkshire Post -26/03/20

Criticism mounts for ‘farcical’ RBS-funded UK banking scheme – Financial Times – 01/03/20

Banking Competition Fund attacked after Metro hands back £50million – The Telegraph – 27/02/20

Non-disclosure agreements are being abused to scare victims into silence, says Yorkshire MP – Yorkshire Post, 6 March 2019

Luke Graham: why banks must be made to pay for branch closures – Yorkshire Post, 5 November 2018 

Big banks press watchdogs to ‘level the playing field on regulation’ to P2P lenders – The Telegraph, 4 November 2018