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Sir Paul Smith returns to his role as creative director

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 12:32
Fashion designer Sir Paul Smith has returned to the shop floor at the age of 71 to ‘recapture the spirit’ of his clothing and lifestyle brand after a dramatic fall in profits.

Church leaders condemn Persimmon boss bonus

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 12:31
If Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn was praying for a respite from the criticism he has received over his controversial bonus, currently worth £115m, his hopes are dashed today.

Senior managers implicated in RBS plan to plunder firms

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 12:19
An official report into RBS’s controversial Global Restructuring Group found emails that put senior managers at the heart of a plan to plunder small firms for cash.

Former GRG boss raked in thousands since leaving RBS

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 12:18
Former boss of RBS’s notorious Global Restructuring Group Derek Sach has raked in hundreds of thousands of pounds in consultancy fees since leaving the taxpayer-backed bank.

Market wobbles point to a wake-up call for your money

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 12:15
We have been living in extraordinary times since the 2008 financial crisis. But is this sustained period drawing to an end? It's time your money had a wake up call.

Lady Mone might soon be known as Baroness Blockchain

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 12:13
Lady Mone made her fortune selling lingerie. But now the woman sometimes dubbed Baroness Bra is going into digital currency – so she might in future be known as Baroness Blockchain.

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Why so long to reveal RBS investigation

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 11:29
Why on earth has it taken so long to reveal the full contents of an investigation into the maltreatment of small businesses at RBS?

Damning report into RBS division leaves FCA in disarray

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 11:02
Top City regulator the Financial Conduct Authority was in disarray last night after the leak of a damning report into the activities of a notorious business banking division of RBS.

Eight keys to release equity from pensioners' homes

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 10:29
For those with equity in their home, unlocking some of the wealth tied up in their bricks and mortar can be an attractive option. Here are eight key facts you may not know about these plans.

Almost 800,000 homes in Britain are worth £1m or more

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 09:05
There are now 768,553 homes across Britain valued at at least £1 million - accounting for 2.7% of the nation's housing stock, according to a new study.

Secret files expose shame of the RBS bullies

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 07:58
The abuses are laid bare in damning detail in an explosive 350-page report that the bank and City regulators tried to suppress.

Elderly people targeted in Apple’s iTunes vouchers scam

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 14:20
HM Revenue and Customs said hundreds of vulnerable and elderly people have fallen victim to the scam, which sees fraudsters cold calling people pretending to be HMRC members of staff.

SHARE PUNT OF THE WEEK: Dillistone sees shares leap 20%

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 11:50
Shares in the business leapt 20 per cent this week after a positive trading update about the launch of its Gated Talent software, which has been designed for the headhunting industry.

MARKET REPORT: Travel firm Hogg Robinson soars

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 11:43
American Express Global Business Travel has made a bid for the company, which has also agreed to sell its payments technology arm to Visa.

ALEX BRUMMER: Casino banking can explode in our faces

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 11:28
Deputy Bank of England governor Ben Broadbent noted that the rise in volatility in the past week was an investor response to stronger growth and greater inflation. Let us hope he is right.

Bankers pocket £111m as Foxy Bingo buys Ladbrokes

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 11:13
GVC Holdings, the Isle of Man-based owner of Foxy Bingo, is buying Ladbrokes in a deal that will see City firms split a £111m fees bonanza and hand executives up to £12m.

DAILY BRIEFING: Tata Steel profits rise five-fold

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 11:07
Profits at Tata Steel have risen five-fold over the latest quarter to £145million, boosted by volume growth in India and rising steel prices.

Profits at Nationwide slip after slump in buy-to-lets

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 10:20
The drop in demand for rental properties triggered a profit slide at Britain’s biggest building society to £886m in the last nine months of 2017 – down 6 per cent on a year earlier.

How pension deficits put dividends at risk

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 10:10
If a business is a riskier investment than its peers, it may increase its payout to compensate investors. A warning sign is when the firm has a large pension black hole compared to the overall company size.

Insurance fees that can cost MORE than a claim

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 09:56
Homeowners, holidaymakers and drivers are being sold insurance policies that impose bigger fees than the value of claims, an investigation found.
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