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Britain to link mortgages to compulsory green home improvements - the Times

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Home buyers will have to improve the energy efficiency of their properties as part of their mortgage requirements under new British government plans to make housing greener, the Times reported on Tuesday Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Michael Holden
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Welcome to Britain, the bank scam capital of the world

(Corrects to 'widow' from 'widower' in fourth paragraph) * Fraudsters steal $1 billion in just six months - industry data * Online scams aided by limited policing, fast payments – experts * Law response 'completely out of step with threat' – crime agency * Tech giants in focus as crooks take advantage of social media By Lawrence White and Iain
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Bank of England targets 'failures' in banks' trading books

By Huw Jones LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Banks must show from 2025 how their trading operations could be shut down in a crisis without spreading contagion across markets, the Bank of England proposed on Friday. Since the global financial crisis in 2008-09, banks must have plans vetted by regulators showing how collapsing operations could be shut down
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Banks make slow progress on UK gender pay, while gap widens for insurers

By Carolyn Cohn and Iain Withers LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Major banks in Britain made a slight dent in their gender pay gaps last year, according to a Reuters analysis, though industry observers say they still have a long way to go. Several insurers went backwards. Companies in Britain with more than 250 employees have been required to publish the
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Dismantle 'ring-fencing' rules to safeguard competitiveness, say Britain's banks

By Huw Jones LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Britain should consider dismantling the mandatory ring fencing of capital for retail banking introduced in the aftermath of the global financial crisis or risk harming post-Brexit competitiveness, a banking lobby group said on Friday. The requirement for banks with deposits of 25 billion pounds ($34 billion) o
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