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Brexit: Could London's loss be Frankfurt's gain in financial sector?

  • Video report by ITV News Europe editor James Mates

Frankfurt, the financial capital of the eurozone, is preparing for Brexit, with an expectation that London's loss will be its gain when it comes to the sector.

With the European Central Bank already there, next week will see whether the European Banking Authority - currently in London - could possibly move there too.

Commercial real estate agents are making preparations in the expectation that major banks decide to move more of their HQs to the city from London.

Barclays sets aside extra £600m for PPI claims in Q3

Barclays. Credit: PA Wire

Barclays has set aside an extra £600 million to meet compensations claims for the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI) in the third quarter.

The sum brings the total provision over the past two quarters alone to £1 billion, after £400 million was set aside in the second quarter.

The banking industry's PPI bill already stands at more than £30 billion.

Chief executive Jes Staley said the bank is still focused on selling down and disposing its hinterland businesses to concentrate on UK and US operations.

"The growing momentum in attaining our strategic goals means we can feel optimistic of our prospects of completing the restructuring," he added.

On Wednesday, Lloyds Banking Group announced that it set aside a further £1 billion to fund compensation claims for the mis-selling of PPI.

The partly state-owned lender said it has also accounted for a further £150 million to meet other conduct issues, including £100 million relating to packaged bank accounts.

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