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With full disclosure banking could be a race to the top

Reforms to make banking competition work for consumers have reached an impasse. Do nothing and we can expect nothing to result, but even with Project Merlin – which was established by the four major UK banks (HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group) and hopes to improve stability and competition between banks – lending fell for Britain’s top banks in every quarter a year after its implementation. ...

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