Becky Pritchard, Financial News

Becky Pritchard

Financial News

United Kingdom

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Past articles by Becky:

‘It’s a bitter feeling’: Traders say ageism is rampant in the City

Recruiters and industry insiders say financial services companies often try to shuffle out veterans – and traders have it worst → Read More

‘I was drugged,’ says Credit Suisse alleged sexual assault victim

Woman heavily criticises the Swiss bank for the handling of her allegations → Read More

The City’s biggest mental health challenge? Long hours

If employers are serious about tackling poor mental health within financial services, they first need to address working hours → Read More

Corporate waffle is widely derided, so why won’t it go away?

While jargon is frustrating for those of us who like plain English, it is extraordinary how quickly we get used to it → Read More

Climate campaigners target Goldman and LSE in day of City protests

Extinction Rebellion aims to highlight the role of the finance industry in contributing to climate change → Read More

City diversity programmes met by backlash from both sexes

Financial services has been trying to improve diversity for years, but frustration is growing → Read More

Age discrimination is the last acceptable form of prejudice

Having a mix of people of different ages can be good for teams and businesses → Read More

Goldman Sachs narrows gender pay gap

US investment bank ekes out a marginal improvement — in contrast to many rivals → Read More

BNP Paribas and RBS seek men willing to work in HR

Financial companies grappling with a shortage of women in senior roles are recruiting more men into female-dominated departments → Read More

The Careerologist: Why are we taking fewer sick days?

The falling rate of sick days, accompanied by rising presenteeism, is actually leading to a less productive workforce → Read More

Former Citigroup MD accuses US bank of age discrimination

Niels Kirk left the US bank in 2018 after almost three decades → Read More

The City return programmes helping to bridge the gender pay gap

In an effort to shrink their gender pay gaps, financial firms are hiring more women who have had career breaks → Read More

The Careerologist: tinkering around the edges on gender diversity

Financial services companies need to address the fundamental barriers to hiring women in senior roles if they are to hit their Women in Finance Charter targets → Read More

City minister says finance needs to go faster on gender-equality reform

‘There can be no hiding from the uncomfortable truth that we still have a long way to go’, John Glen warns → Read More

Activist funds benefit from Mifid II research cuts

It is easier for activists to buy stakes in small and medium-sized companies more cheaply → Read More

The Careerologist: Why Goldman’s new dress code matters

What a company tells its staff they can wear says a great deal about where that company is going → Read More

New dads at UBS buck the trend by taking months off

Swiss bank’s enhanced pay plans for shared parental leave have led to more take-up by fathers → Read More

BNY Mellon scraps decision to ban staff from working at home

U-turn comes two days after FN revealed that the custody bank had told staff they would be expected to be at their desks full time → Read More

BNP Paribas executive sues for £3.9m over ‘laddish’ workplace

Woman in bank's prime brokerage division in London claims she was subjected to a campaign of bullying and harassment → Read More

BNY Mellon bans UK staff from working at home

Employees have been told they are expected to be at their desks full time, except under unavoidable circumstances → Read More