Douglas Blakey is the editor of Retail Banker International

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Business blog
08 October 2013
Should we have seen this coming?
Business blog
02 October 2013
After all the hype and the ads and the PR activity relating to account switching, fairs fair: the banks have got off to...
Business blog
04 September 2013
For the 4.6 million Lloyds TSB customers being forcibly switched to the new TSB Bank as of 9 September, the move will...
Business blog
22 August 2013
So how many loyalty or rewards cards do you use regularly? I stress the word regularly. On a quick straw poll of...
Business blog
19 August 2013
I may just have spoken to the most optimistic and cheery senior UK-based banker for many a year. Dave Chan, CEO of...
Business blog
26 July 2013
At first glance, BSkyB’s annual results merit a tick in every important box. Its key metrics all moved upwards:...
Business blog
17 July 2013
With a certain feeling of déjà vue, the European Commission is again gunning for the major card issuers...
Business blog
28 June 2013
I cannot remember the last time a friend or colleague chose to go with a BlackBerry. It seems I am not alone....
Business blog
24 June 2013
A successful sell off the State’s shareholding in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) seems further away than ever. The...
Business blog
17 June 2013
Almost 1,000 bank branches have been shuttered in the UK since the banking crisis in 2008. If you check back over the...
Business blog
13 June 2013
It looks like doubles all round: ad agency execs are no doubt rubbing their hands in glee. Christmas may come early...
Business blog
10 June 2013
According to Greg Clark, financial secretary to the Treasury, the current number of banks in the UK is unacceptable....
Business blog
03 June 2013
The headlines are pretty stark. Paid-for currents accounts could become the next bank mis-selling scandal, according to...
Business blog
29 April 2013
Gotta hand it to their PR team.
Business blog
24 April 2013
Reflections on today's news.

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