Tag: Bob Diamond

Barclays mulling over Spanish purchase

Barclays mulling over Spanish purchase

It has been reported that banking giant Barclays is considering purchasing one of Spain’s ailing regional savings banks. According to the Sunday Times, the bank’s chief executive, Bob Diamond, met with the Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, last week. However, Barclays has declined to comment on the report and it is unknown which [...]

May 30, 2011 | 0 Comments More
RBS chief exec in line for £7.7m pay package

RBS chief exec in line for £7.7m pay package

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has today revealed its chief executive, Stephen Hester, will receive an extra shares bonus worth up to £4.5 million - taking his total pay package to £7.7 million for 2010. The bank, which is 83% owned by the taxpayer, also unveiled bonus payments for several of its other executives. [...]

March 8, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Barclays chief exec to receive £6.5m bonus

Barclays chief exec to receive £6.5m bonus

It has been revealed that Bob Diamond, chief executive of Barclays, will be awarded a bonus of £6.5 million for the 2010 year. While the figure is lower than a reported bonus of £9 million, Mr Diamond, who was appointed chief executive earlier this year, is already paid a £250,000 annual salary. The bonus and [...]

March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Bonus review underway at Barclays

Bonus review underway at Barclays

According to a report by the Financial Times, Barclays chief executive, Bob Diamond, is looking to reform bonuses, in a move which will radically change the way it pays its senior bankers. The report suggests the newly-appointed chief executive is considering paying a large amount of bonuses in special contingent convertible bonds (known as “cocos”) [...]

January 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Lloyds’ chief expected to take £2m bonus

Lloyds’ chief expected to take £2m bonus

January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Barclays chief under fire for bonus payout

Barclays chief under fire for bonus payout

Barclays chief executive, Bob Diamond, faced a grilling from MPs today over his reported £8 million bonus. The Treasury Select Committee, who questioned Mr Diamond, asked whether he would waive his bonus for a third year. Mr Diamond responded: “I haven’t been offered a bonus, that’s a decision that will be taken by the remuneration [...]

January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Barclays chief faces grilling over bonuses

Barclays chief faces grilling over bonuses

Barclays chief executive, Bob Diamond, will today face questions from MPs over his reported £8 million bonus. Bonuses have been a major issue for some time now and have sparked public outrage since many argued that excessive bankers’ bonuses reward the risk-taking culture that led to the financial crisis. The Treasury Select Committee, who will [...]

January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Bank Governor supports breaking up banks

Bank Governor supports breaking up banks

Mervyn King, the Bank of England’s Governor, has expressed his support for breaking up banks - measures that would shake-up the UK’s banking industry. Mr King’s comments come shortly after the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) said it was looking at ways to increase competition and choice among high street banks. One option could see [...]

October 26, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Barclays chief expresses concern for bank tax

Barclays chief expresses concern for bank tax

Barclays president Bob Diamond has warned of the dangers that new taxes could have on British banks. The American multi-millionaire, who is set to take over the chief executive role from John Varley next year, made the remarks shortly before the Bank of England unveiled proposals to overhaul the banking system. In a speech at [...]

October 26, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Changes at the top for Barclays and HSBC

Changes at the top for Barclays and HSBC

Two of the UK’s leading banks have today announced changes in leadership. Barclays’ chief executive, John Varley, will be departing next year and will be replaced by Bob Diamond, currently president of Barclays PLC and chief executive officer of the group’s Corporate and Investment Banking and Wealth Management units. In addition HSBC chairman, Stephen Green, [...]

September 7, 2010 | 0 Comments More