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  Banks - ninemsn Encarta
Banks in most countries are supervised by a central bank, such as the Bank of England in the United Kingdom, the Bundesbank in Germany, and the Federal Reserve System in the United States.
Retail banks are often referred to as commercial banks; in the United Kingdom they are widely referred to as high street banks.
In the United Kingdom the biggest retail banks (by assets) are Barclays, National Westminster (taken over by the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2000), Midland (now part of HSBC holdings), Abbey National (which used to be a building society), and Lloyds.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_781528515/banks.html   (733 words)

The Bank of England is also less independent because the government of the United Kingdom reserves the right to overrule the actions implemented by The Bank in extreme circumstances (although this has yet to happen).
The United States had multiple regulations limiting both the geographic area of banks and the services banks could offer (which was limited by the Glass-Steagall Act) and as a result banks in the United States were forced to remain small.
This trend of bank merging is expected to continue since the super-regional banks (the banks which significantly increased in size after the Riegle-Neal Interstate Bank and Branching Efficiency Act was passed in 1994) are anticipated to continue to increase in size.
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  United Kingdom - Search View - MSN Encarta
The United Kingdom is bordered to the south by the English Channel, which separates it from continental Europe, to the east by the North Sea, and to the west by the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean; the only land border is between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The climate of the United Kingdom is mild relative to its latitude.
The Bank of England, chartered in 1694, was nationalized in 1946, and it is the sole bank of issue in England and Wales.
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 Banking sector: Buyer beware
While everyone knew that banks would be hit hard by a rising interest rate scenario, no one knew as to what would be the extent to which banks would be hit by the same.
These fears have been compounded due to the fact that public sector banks, which are bound by regulatory requirements to maintain G-Sec investment portfolios, have in the last 2-3 years increased their exposure to this segment due to lack of other investment avenues (read: lack of adequate credit offtake).
Banks were also able to show strong rise in their net profits for these years mainly due to the profits from their G-Sec portfolios.
www.rediff.com /money/2004/sep/03banks.htm   (0 words)

 Banks of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The other main class of consumer financial service organisation in the United Kingdom is the building society, but the building society sector is much smaller than it used to be as most major building societies demutualised in the 1980s and 1990s.
Bank of Scotland: merged with Halifax to form HBOS, but still trades under the Bank of Scotland name.
Virtually all of the world's leading banks have investment and commercial banking offices in the City of London.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Banks_of_the_United_Kingdom   (507 words)

 SSRN-Parliamentary Scrutiny of Central Banks in the United Kingdom and Overseas by Gabriel Sterne, Jonathan Lepper
SSRN-Parliamentary Scrutiny of Central Banks in the United Kingdom and Overseas by Gabriel Sterne, Jonathan Lepper
The Bank of Japan, Bank of England, European Central Bank (ECB) and Federal Reserve each make higher-than-average appearances before their respective parliaments to discuss monetary policy issues, and the technical support provided to the relevant committees is relatively high in the US Congress and in the European Parliament.
Sterne, Gabriel and Lepper, Jonathan, "Parliamentary Scrutiny of Central Banks in the United Kingdom and Overseas".
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 Boats for sale United Kingdom
Grand Banks 54 Eastbay SX With the production of the Grand Banks 54 Eastbay SX, Grand Banks Yachts is filling owners' needs to have increased cruising livability without sacrificing the elegance and grace of an express cruiser.
Grand Banks 58 Eastbay FB Grand Banks is very proud to announce the latest addition to their Eastbay line, the Grand Banks 58 Eastbay FB.
Grand Banks 64 Aleutian As befits the status of a flagship boat, Grand Banks is extremely proud of its re-invented raised pilothouse yacht, the Grand Banks 64 Aleutian.
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 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - United Kingdom
As a member of the European Union, the United Kingdom was subject to a common EU weighted average external tariff of 1.3 percent in 2003, down from the 2.4 percent for 2002 reported in the 2005 Index, based on World Bank data.
From 1995 to 2004, the United Kingdom's weighted average annual rate of inflation was 2.80 percent.
The UK banking sector is the third largest in the world after the U.S. and Japan, with nearly 700 banks authorized to do business in the UK." According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, "Nearly all major banks around the world have subsidiaries or branches in London authorised to take deposits.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=UnitedKingdom   (0 words)

 Report: Foreign stock buying near record - Boston.com
Purchases of U.S. equities by investors who use banks outside the United States rose in October to $23.6 billion, the same amount they purchased during the entire third quarter, according to the report, by Bank of America strategist Thomas McManus.
Offshore hedge funds that use Caribbean banks and petrodollar investors using U.K. banks may be driving investment from those regions, according to the report.
Investors using banks in the United Kingdom bought $9.5 billion a month in September and October, according to the report.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2006/12/18/report_foreign_stock_buying_near_record   (215 words)

 Experimental Report on Transparency Practices: United Kingdom
The Bank of England has operational independence, there are no other significant public financial institutions, and nonfinancial public enterprises operate on a commercial basis (with the costs of noncommercial activities being compensated for and reflected in the budget).
The United Kingdom endorses the principles outlined in the IAIS' Supervisory Standard on Licensing (October 1998), and considers that its application goes beyond the standard's requirement in a number of areas, for example, in relation to the assessment of the capital required for a license.
The APB represents the United Kingdom on the IAPC.
www.imf.org /external/np/rosc/gbr/index.htm   (0 words)

 Mortgages, United Kingdom Mortgages, England Mortgages
Unlike other countries there is no intervention in the market by the state or state funded entities and virtually all borrowing is funded by either mutual organisations (building societies and credit unions) or proprietary lenders (typically banks).
Self cert mortgages have two disadvantages: the interest rates charged are usually higher than for normal mortgages and the loan to value ratio is usually lower.
Normally when a bank lends a customer money they want to protect their money as much as possible, they do this by asking the borrower to pay a certain percentage of the loan in the form of a deposit.
www.whiterockonline.com /united-kingdom-mortgages.htm   (785 words)

 globalEDGE (TM) | country insights - Links for United Kingdom
The Bank is most visible to the general public through its banknotes and, more recently, its interest rate decisions.
The Bank has had a monopoly on the issue of banknotes in England and Wales since the mid 19th century.
United Kingdom: Trade Partners UK Trade Partners UK is responsible for trade development and co-ordination within UK regions.
globaledge.msu.edu /ibrd/countrylinks.asp?CountryID=78   (0 words)

 Banks and Banking - FMLX Directory
Headquartered in London, HSBC Holdings plc is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world.
The Bank is a UK registered company sponsored by a group of prominent Gulf and UK investors, including major Islamic financial institutions.
It is an independent Islamic Bank and not part of a larger convent...
www.fmlx.com /Banks_and_Banking/UK.shtml   (335 words)

 The United Kingdom's small banks' crisis of the early 1990s: what were the leading indicators of failure?
The United Kingdom's small banks' crisis of the early 1990s: what were the leading indicators of failure?
This study employs a logit model to analyse at two points prior to the crisis the distinct characteristics of the banks that failed compared with those that survived.
Perhaps not surprisingly, a number of measures of bank weakness - low loan growth, poor profitability and illiquidity - are found to be good short-term predictors of failure, as are a high dependence on net interest income and low leverage.
ideas.repec.org /p/boe/boeewp/139.html   (0 words)

 Commercial Banks in the United Kingdom – Company Profiles
The Group's Principal Activity is That of a Merchant Bank.
The Group's Principal Activity is The Provision of Financial And Banking Services, Principally Consumer Credit, Debt Collection, Reinsurance, Factoring And Leasing.
The Group's Principal Activities Are The Provision of Banking And Financial Services.
www.business.com /directory/financial_services/banking/banking_institutions/commercial_banks/united_kingdom/companyprofiles.asp   (158 words)

 Hoppa - Banks in the United Kingdom
Coventry, Banks, Saving, Insurances The Coventry Building Society is one of the country's leading mutuals offering a wide range of competitive mortgage and savings accounts.
Guernsey, Isle of Man, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Jersey, Banks, Offshore Our aim is to help you plan your personal finances simply and efficiently, helping you make the most of your international lifestyle, wherever you are in the world.
London, Guernsey, the Bahamas, Banks, Corporations, Offshore Leopold Joseph is an Independent private banking group providing a broad range of banking, treasury, investment management and trust services to individuals and their businesses.
hoppa.com /eu/uk/Banks   (0 words)

 math lessons - Northern Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Northern Rock is a British bank based in Newcastle Upon Tyne in Northern England.
Formerly named the Northern Rock Building Society, the bank was formed in 1997 when the society floated on the London Stock Exchange, distributing shares to its members who held savings accounts and mortgages with them.
However the bank has been very successful in the mortgage market and in 2000 gained promotion to the FTSE 100 Index.
www.mathdaily.com /lessons/Northern_Rock   (0 words)

 MavicaNET - Banks: United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The BBA is the principal representative body for banks active in the UK.
We are a disciplined commercial bank focused on our core businesses of consumer banking, corporate and institutional banking and treasury.
An international merchant bank which offers a range of specialist banking services and promotes trade, investment and business flows with an emerging market focus on a worldwide basis.
www.mavicanet.com /lite/ita/19249.html   (0 words)

 Internet Banks in United Kingdom
Internet banks offer a cheap and convenient way of managing your finance.
Internet banks have no physical presence - they are referred to as "standalone banks".
Because Internet-only banks save money by handling operations online - for example, thereĀ“s no need to manage and maintain a lot of branches - they pass those savings on to you in the form of high interest rates on checking and savings accounts.
www.modern-banking.co.uk   (181 words)

 United Kingdom Banking&Banks
Bank of Wales Plc - providing corporate and personal banking services to Wales, the United Kingdom and Jersey.
BritishBank of the Middle East - widely represented international bank in the Middle East.
Standard Chartered Bank - international banking corporation which focuses its activities on Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
www.angelfire.com /zine/badbanks/Banks.htm   (240 words)

 The Kingdom Of Tonga - Offshore Investments, Offshore Banking
Bank Melli Iran in London in United Kingdom
The Kingdom Of Tonga: A Paradox In Paradise ~ by Robert Bryce
the Kingdom of Tonga may apply to the Minister for an offshore banking licence.
www.offshore-resources.net /thekingdomoftonga.htm   (0 words)

 Moving To the United Kingdom ~ Living In the United Kingdom ~ Real Estate In the United Kingdom
Single Family Home For Sale in United Kingdom Converted Barn On 3 Acres,nr.
The decision to become an expatriate, to pack your bags and leave your home country is an enormous and very far reaching one...but a recent BBC report revealed just how popular a decision living and working abroad has become, particularly for UK residents.
See our Banks in The United Kingdom in the Bank Europe Section in Escapeartist.
www.escapeartist.com /embassy34/uk.htm   (1583 words)

 Banks of Europe: Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece
Bank of Scotland - Bank of Scotland -
Bank of Wales Plc / Banc Cymru - Bank of Wales Plc / Banc Cymru -
Royal Bank of Scotland, The - Royal Bank of Scotland, The -
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 Under Phishing Attack, British Bank Shuts Down Some Services - Technology News by TechWeb
One of the four biggest banks in the United Kingdom has taken the unusual step of suspending some features in its online banking service in reaction to a phishing attack.
On Wednesday, NatWest, which is part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and one of Britain's big four, shut off features to its million-plus online customers.
Although Harris said such action was "nothing new" and that the bank had done similar things before when faced with determined phishers, a U.S.-based banking analyst said it was news to her.
www.techweb.com /wire/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=53700571   (796 words)

 Banks in the United Kingdom: Industry Research Report
Banks in the United Kingdom: Industry Research Report
Datamonitor's Banks in the United Kingdom industry profile is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the banks industry.
It includes detailed data on market size and segmentation, plus textual analysis of the key trends and competitive landscape, demographic information, and descriptions of the leading companies.
www.mindbranch.com /products/R313-9889.html   (0 words)

 UK banks -bank online for home loans and credit cards in the United Kingdom
UK banks -bank online for home loans and credit cards in the United Kingdom
If you're looking for the easiest way to research loans, home loans, investments or insurance in the United Kingdom, you've come to the right place.
We've sorted through the major UK bank sites in order to provide you with informative articles and direct links to the products and services you're looking for - allowing you to get on with the rest of your life.
www.banksonlineuk.com   (112 words)

 United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Choose United Kingdom in "Country Menu" and Country Commercial Guide in "Report Type".
Bank of Ireland, UK, Kingston upon Thames, Bank House, High Street, Hampton Wick, Surrey KT1 4DS, Tel: 020 8977 0222, Fax: 020 8977 6688
Principal representative body for banks active in the UK, with over 300 member banks from more than 60 countries.
www.emich.edu /ict_usa/UNITED_KINGDOM.htm   (2628 words)

 Commercial Bank of Ceylon Limited - Correspondent Banks
Commercial Bank of Ceylon Limited - Correspondent Banks
Please click on the country to see relevant Correspondent Banks
© 2007 Commercial Bank of Ceylon Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.combank.net /newweb/html/corb_uk.asp   (28 words)

 online banks in Ireland - Irish bank loans, mortgages, investments and low interest rate credit cards
We want to be the best resource for researching banking information in Ireland.
Read our review of the Barclays site and join the discussion in our forums.
Finding loans, mortgages and credit cards from banks in the UK just got easier.
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