Does competition help or hinder bank stability in the UK?

Sebastian de-Ramon, Bill Francis and Michael Straughan.

The Bank Underground Christmas Quiz

Once again it’s time for the Annual Bank Underground Christmas Quiz! The ultimate festive test of your knowledge on the yuletide related aspects of central banking. Try your luck at our ten questions…

Launch the quiz


FCA sets out its approach to competition


Price caps – now in vogue?


Year of the MAGA stock

Last week the market cap of Amazon briefly crossed the $1 trillion barrier, putting it in the rarefied company of Apple. It isn’t just the size that makes these stocks special, but also the growth.

Bank of England and Financial Times Schools Blog Competition: Get writing!

The Bank and the FT are joining forces to launch a schools blogging competition.  We’re looking for the best blog written by a school student on the theme of  “The Future Economy”, with the winning blog(s) appearing on both the FT online and Bank Underground. Posts should be no more than 500 words, and can include up to two charts or infographics.  There’s more information about rules, judging criteria and how to submit here.  The clo

Bitesize: Common ownership across UK banks: implications for competition and financial stability

Paolo Siciliani and Daniel Norris

What Happened to Competition Between UK Deposit Takers over the Past 25 Years?

Sebastian J A de-Ramon and Michael Straughan.

Mind the steps: competition implications of graduated approach to setting capital surcharges

Paolo Siciliani, Nic Garbarino, Thomas Papavranoussis and Jonathan Stalmann.

The growth of peer-to-peer lending platforms and prospects for banks’ disintermediation – hype or real threat?

Paolo Siciliani.