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Co-op troubles raises question marks over regulator

Once the poster child of banking, The Co-operative Bank's reputation is now in tatters. The spotlight, however, should also be on the regulator that demonstrated a worrying lack of vigilance and foresight.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Sep 2013
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Co-op deal presents opportunity for Nationwide

The transfer of The Co-operative Bank to majority ownership by outside investors will undermine its ethical reputation, presenting an ideal opportunity for its closest competitors to poach its customers.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Oct 2013
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Clydesdale targets interest-only mortgages

Clydesdale Bank has launched a hybrid mortgage that starts as an interest-only mortgage before reverting to a capital and interest mortgage. Although the product has a limited audience, it indicates that innovation and confidence are starting to return to the market.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2013
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Clydesdale and Yorkshire ready to compete on interest rates

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have launched an attractive current account. However, they face an increasingly competitive interest-paying current account market.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Oct 2013
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Clarity is key for Barclays overdrafts

Barclays' decision to make its UK overdraft charges more straightforward will promote a greater sense of openness and trust in the bank, despite arguably leading to higher charges in many cases.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2014
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Claims Direct: sensible move may come too late

Published By Datamonitor
15 Oct 2001
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CommentWire

Claims Direct: no need for greed

Yet more woe for Claims Direct, as a shareholder group plans legal action over allegations that the personal injury firm misled investors about its true financial state. The group is suing the bankrupt company's directors for GBP200 million in lost investment value. In an all too familiar story, Claims Direct is paying the price for its greed.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Oct 2002
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CommentWire

Claims Direct: from personal injury to profits injury

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2001
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Claims Direct: bought by a mystery bidder

The Claims Direct saga is not over yet. The collapsed company that was founded by a taxi driver and a lawyer and which was once valued at GBP724 million, has been sold to a mystery bidder. Speculation suggests that Mr (or Ms) X could be Mick Shepherd, a computer entrepreneur from Blackpool. Former Claims Direct CEO Ronnie Henderson could have his eye on other assets too.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2002
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Claims Direct: blaming others for its injuries

Claims Direct, the no-win no-fee UK accident intermediary, has failed to raise enough cash to keep trading. The firm blames the liability insurance industry for its demise - but it should accept that given the infancy of the market, even rivals were in the same boat. This experience will be a learning curve for the company as well as the industry as a whole.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jul 2002

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