Latest UK press articles on the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on UK businesses & self-employed.

(Useful link to the NHS website here)

5 April 2020 – MoS – Cash crisis at half of small firms: Devastating bank memo lays bare how millions will run out of money in just eight weeks!

5 April 2020 – MoS – Jacob Rees-Mogg’s firm is accused of profiteering from coronavirus

5 April 2020 – Sunday Times – We cannot stay in this coronavirus lockdown limbo until a vaccine is found

5 April 2020 – Sunday Times – The Treasury must mend its flawed

5 April 2020 – MoS – Economists warn the UK economy could shrink by an eye

5 April 2020 – Sunday Times – We’re staring at a Great Depression

4 April 2020 – Times – Virus brings UK economy to its knees

4 April 2020 – Times – Companies close doors to investors at annual meetings

4 April 2020 – Times – Business lending U turn at Nationwide

3 April 2020 – UK HMT – Press release – Business Interruption Loan scheme

3 April 2020 – SME.Alliance – Press Release

3 April 2020 – Times – We’ve been betrayed, say the small firms fighting for survival

2 April 2020 – Yorkshire Post – Unregulated funds are threatening to repossess homes of mortgage prisoners

2 April 2020 – Daily Mail – Now give up your bonuses, bankers told.Industry under fire over pay after axing £8bn of dividends

2 April 2020 – Times – Bankers show we’re not in it together

2 April 2020 – Times – Companies expect to run out of cash within weeks

2 April 2020 – Times – Prolonged lockdown will ‘trigger a rebellion’

2 April 2020 – Times – Confidence among manufacturers slumps to lowest level on record

2 April 2020 – Times – Why Bank had to crack whip to get dividend ban

2 April 2020 – Times – Banks are in an invidious position but have vital role in any recovery

2 April 2020 – Times – Bailout scheme to be overhauled for small businesses

1 April 2020 – Times – Dividends are thorny issue for banks

1 April 2020 – Times – Confidence slumps to lowest level on record

1 April 2020 – Times – MORNING BRIEFING

1 April 2020 – Times – Banks must resist urge to swill champagne when the crisis is over

1 April 2020 – Times – Banks scrap dividends and bonuses under pressure from regulator

31 March 2020 – Times – Sting will be in the tail of remarkable but vital action to rally economy

31 March 2020 – Times – Banks face losses in the billions as loans go bad

31 March 2020 – Times – One in five small firms may be forced to shut for good

31 March 2020 – Times – Confidence swings into a downward spiral

31 March 2020 – Times – ANALYSIS – Dividend payouts leave banks with painful dilemma

31 March 2020 – Times – BUSINESS COMMENTARY – Barclays Blunder

31 March 2020 – Times – Concessions on ‘wrongful trading’ risk causing serious consequences

30 March 2020 – Times – Stop bank dividend payouts, Andrew Bailey told

30 March 2020 – Times – Business must agree a new social contract with voters to restore trust

30 March 2020 – Times -Tough economic decisions will litter the road ahead once Covid over

30 March 2020 – Times – Britain faces 6 months of coronavirus curbs

29 March 2020 – Sunday Times – We saved the banks in 2008 – now they are failing us

29 March 2020 – Times – Coronavirus – FCA summons council of war

29 March 2020 – Sunday Times – The good, the bad and the outright rude how bosses behave when the chips are down

29 March 2020 – Daily Mail – Picking up the virus bill Sunak and Bailey have come up with the right policies for our times

29 March 2020 – Sunday Times – Capitalism won’t be killed by the coronavirus

27 March 2020 – Reuters – UK financial services sludge habit produces poor outcomes for all kinds of customers, even in crisis

27 March 2020 – Times – CORONAVIRUS – Banks give way on rescue loans after outcry over terms.

27 March 2020 – Times – CORONAVIRUS – We’ll do whatever it takes, central banks vow

27 March 2020 – Times – Bank urged to put block on £7.5bn dividends

27 March 2020 – Times – CORONAVIRUS – Small firms most fearful as economic confidence sinks

27 March 2020 – Times – Coronavirus prompts No 10 to suspend housing market

27 March 2020 – Times – Trail of destruction left by virus is worse than 2008

27 March 2020 – Times – Hi ho silver lining. Every crisis has its heroes and its villain.

26 March 2020 – Times – Emergency loans prompt fury among directors

26 March 2020 – Times – Remember the heroes and villains of this crisis

26 March 2020 – Times – Banks urged to scrap billion pound payout

25 March 2020 – Times – Companies could wait weeks for rescue loans

25 March 2020 – Times – Bank activates liquidity plan to ensure lenders have funds

25 March 2020 – Times – Cash may no longer be king, but it’s vital that we have access to it

24 March 2020 – Mortgage Prisoners – Payment holiday letter

24 March 2020 – Times – CORONAVIRUS Lenders take hit on fees to support new loan scheme

24 March 2020 – Times – Conronavirus Business customers struggle to contact banks for crisis loans.

23 March 2020 – Times – Insurers fear they will join bankers as hate figures after the coronavirus pandemic

21 & 22 March 2020 – UK Finance advertising PR – Working together to support the Nation

22 March 2020 – Sunday Times – Coronavirus the dash for the door

22 March 2020 – Sunday Times – Rishi Sunak’s pledges sow hope – and confusion

22.March 2020 – Times – We can’t let bosses hold us to ransom again

22 March 2020 – Mail On Sunday – We’ll lend firms £250k in 48 hours to survive the economic crisis, say banks, with emergency loans dished out quickly as overdrafts

20 March 2020 – Times – Coronavirus loan scheme will fail small businesses

20 March 2020 – Times – CORONAVIRUS Scrap Bonuses Buybacks etc

20 March 2020 – COVID.19 – Reuters – Bank of England Governor, UK lawmakers warn industry against

19 March 2020 – Times – Andrew Bailey pledges unlimited loans to stop companies going under

19 March 2020 – FT – MPs urge govt to extend FCA powers

19 March 2020 – Times Lloyds – HBOS Fraud

18 March 2020 – Times – Banks have a chance to right the wrongs of the last financial crisis

18 March 2020 – Times- Cash lifeline is promised for homeowners and businesses

12 March 2020 – Reuters – FCA’s Bailey says mortgage prisoners face “real harm”, calls on all lenders to treat
customers fairly

12 March 2020 – Reuters -COVID-19 bank support package

11 March 2020 – BOE interest-rate-cut- transcript Press Conference Highlights

10 March 2020 – APPG Mortgage Prisoners & APPG Fair Business Banking, MPs Letter to Chancellor ref £5 Billion HMT story in The Times, (from sale to the Vulture Funds).

9 March 2020 – City AM – Serious Fraud Office looking at Lloyds Bank and KPMG claims

8 March 2020 – Sunday Times – New Bank boss must act to put out a fire that nobody foresaw

Earlier articles prior to the Coroanvirus (Covid-19), in the UK.

8 March 2020 – Sunday Times – How to handle challenger banks

8 March 2020 – Sunday Times – Virgin Money ditches foreign currency fees for debit cards

6 March 2020 – Reuters – BBRS Cranston

6 March 2020 – FT Advisor – TSC – FCA

4 March 2020 – Times – RBS switch scheme to be reformed

2 March 2020 – FT – RBS scheme to help businesses – Bosses and rivals veers off track BCR lost credibility

2 March 2020 – Times – Treasury to pocket £5bn from Northern Rock

29 February 2020 – FT – Criticism mounts for Farcical RBS-funded scheme

21 February 2020 – Times – Lloyds boss unseated by runaway PPI

20 February 2020 – MOS – Lloyds Banks on new frontiers

20 February 2020 – Times – Lloyds Bank moves on from PPI scandal as profits slide

20 February 2020 – MOS – Lloyds Banks on new frontiers

20 February 2020 – Times – History proves a guide to solving disputes

16 February 2020 – Times – New chancellor Rishi Sunak cashed in on fund that helped break banks

15 February.2020 – Times – State ready to offload RBS stake

15 February 2020 – Times – Scottish hit back at RBS name change

15 February 2020 – Times – Rose and the thorny issue of RBS

11 February 2020 – Reuters – Mortgage Prisoners FCA see case for law change

10 February 2020 – Times – Top bankers risk shareholder revolt over £10m pay awards

9 February 2020 – Mail on Sunday – Virgin Money joining race for hard-pressed customers

9 February 2020 – Sunday Times – Beware of the watchdog

5 February 2020 – Times – Life in the hot seat will be no bed of roses for the new boss of RBS

4 February 2020 – Hansard – Lloyds, HBOS and the Cranston report

4 February 2020 – Yorkshire Business – Directors to step down from Virgin Money UK board

2 February 2020 – Sunday Times – Royal Bank of London Alison Rose

1 February 2020 – Times – Lloyds board members want to start search for new chief

31 January 2020 – Virgin Money UK CFO to step down

31 January 2020 – BBC – Troubles victims pensions BBC

30 January 2020 – Times – Sack John Glen now

30 January 2020 – FT – Virgin Money PLC Virgin Money suffers shareholder revolt over pay

29 January 2020 – Reuters – bank conduct crossroads

29 January 2020 – SOFT LAUNCH; Banking Victims For A Future 2020 + – Open Letter to PM

29 January 2020 – Times – Virgin Money boss may deserve his multimillion pay one day – but not yet

25 January 2020 – Times – Police can’t cope with avalanche of fraud cases

26 January 2020 – Mail on Sunday – Lloyds bill over HBOS fraud debacle could climb to £500m

24 January 2020 – Reuters – Outgoing FCA chief advocates for bank victims inclusion in new resolution scheme

24 January 2020 – Times – Britain badly prepared for market crash says Andrew Bailey

24 January 2020 – Financial Times – Virgin Money UK Bank – Pettigrew retirement

22 January 2020 – Times – Lloyds faces court over evasion of rules

21 January 2020 – Times – Johnson set to clash with banks over lending gap

21 January 2020 – Times – Lloyds Bank halts small business lawsuit after Andrew Bailey steps in

20 January 2020 – Sunday Times – 5m deal for Virgin Money boss David Duffy tees up investor revolt

11 January 2020 – Times – Banks forging signatures on industrial scale

8 January 2020 – Times – Ministers need to put some pride back into the City watchdog