December 2014
Fraud Background Conceptual Design (www.thinkstock.co.uk)

The world of fraud continues to be ever more complex. To keep abreast of the latest trends such as “vishing” or “spoofing”, please visit our ‘Security Statement’ at the bottom of this page.Read more

December 2014
Torii Gate at Miyajima Japan (www.thinkstock.co.uk)

This week’s snap Japanese election kept the ruling coalition in power. They won 325 seats in the Lower House, maintaining a supermajority of more than 316 seats.Read more

December 2014
Nick Jenkins

Nick Jenkins, founder of Moonpig.com, was guest speaker at the bank's Entrepreneurs' Forum recently. Nick provided a fascinating insight in to his experiences from starting the business through to its sale and talked about his passion for philanthropy.Read more

December 2014
Autumn Passage

In the Autumn Statement last week, Chancellor George Osborne announced that although we have made some progress, we still have a long way to go. So far, less than half of the required spending cuts have been made.Read more

Beatrice Hollond wrote to her brother, Harry Hoare, in November 1885 from Raincliff, a sheep station near Timaru on New Zealand's South Island. How did they all come to be celebrating Christmas on the other side of the world?Read more