Latest Bank of England articles

UK real-time inter-bank payments systems goes down

The Bank of England
Bank of England admits that the Real-Time Gross Settlement system has been down all day after discovering glitch during routine maintenance
20 Oct 2014

Bank of England launches cyber test scheme for UK financial services providers

The Bank of England
CBEST is aimed at improving financial firms' understanding of cyber attacks that could threaten the UK's financial stability
10 Jun 2014

Bank of England to employ hackers

The Bank of England
Penetration testing to be used to gauge banks' defences against hackers and cyber criminals
22 Apr 2014

Banks' IT to be investigated by regulator following computer failures

Financial Conduct Authority to examine big banks' IT following repeated glitches
28 Mar 2014

Lloyds, BOS, TSB and Halifax hit by debit card and ATM glitch

Customers report being unable to use debit cards and ATM machines across the UK, as TSB CEO apologises on Twitter
26 Jan 2014

Several UK banks hit by cyber attacks in last six months – Bank of England

Cyber attacks have revealed vulnerabilities which could be significant, report says
28 Nov 2013

Banks to undergo extensive cyber threat test

Simulated cyber attack to test strength of financial services firms' defences
07 Oct 2013

Banks ordered to bolster cyber defences by FPC

'Concrete plan' by banks to handle cyber attacks to be handed to Financial Policy Committee in six months
02 Oct 2013

Intellect: Banks need to change their IT infrastructure or risk losing customers and revenue

Trade body urges banks and regulatory authorities to implement change with new programme
06 Feb 2013

Central banks turn to Google for clues on the economy

Who'd trust an economist? Central banks worldwide are studying search data to better understand what's really going on in the economy
03 Aug 2012