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Citywire Investment News
- Sunday Papers: RBS report on treatment of SMEs accused of being partial
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:21:18 +0100
And the Financial Conduct Authority is looking to change the listing rules so a majority investor has to get the support of smaller shareholders to take a company private.
- Saturday Papers: BlackRock challenges UK pension providers
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:21:50 +0100
And Barclays faces a barrage of shareholder anger over excessive pay following another troubling year for the bank.
- The Expert View: William Hill, Aviva and Ashtead
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:01:00 +0100
Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Songbird Estates and Synergy Health.
- Friday Papers: RBS cleared of forcing clients into insolvency
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:48:40 +0100
And America?s two largest former investment banks report increased earnings but Morgan Stanley's profits rise and Goldman's fall.
FT.com - Your Pension
- BlackRock challenges UK pension providers
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:15:04 GMT
Fears pensions overhaul will lead to collapse of annuities market prompts world?s largest asset manager to develop a range of new retirement products
- Pensions minister floats standard rate of tax relief
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:11:35 GMT
Minister says relief could be set at flat 30 per cent rate for all savers to spread benefits more evenly and lifetime allowance scrapped in return
- Detroit strikes breakthrough pension deal
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:16:53 GMT
General retirees would see their pensions cut by 4.5 per cent, far less than the 26 per cent reduction the city had earlier proposed
- Guidance on cancelled annuities welcomed
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:45:27 GMT
Providers extend annuity ?cooling off? periods to at least April 17, but the ABI criticises the delay in clarification from the tax authority
Citywire Money, Tax and Property
- Old age debt: 100,000 over-75s still burdened with mortgages
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:17:45 Z
Older pensioners are shouldering the burden of thousands of pounds of mortgage debt well into their 70s.
- Over £1bn of cash raided from UK homes to pay bills
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:22:00 Z
More people will turn to the equity in their homes to clear mortgages and pay bills in 2014.
BBC Business News
- Two government agencies quit CBI
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:28:36 GMT
Government agencies Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland have quit business lobby organisation CBI after it formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence.
- Quango chair resigns over bankruptcy
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:24:57 GMT
A businessman appointed by the prime minister to head a multibillion-pound quango steps down after it was revealed that he was bankrupt.
- Entrepreneurs' highs and lows
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:13:13 GMT
Some of the UK's biggest entrepreneurs share their stories
- STV quits CBI over referendum stance
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:53:19 GMT
Broadcaster STV becomes the latest company to leave the CBI after the employers' body formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence.
- Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:43:38 GMT
Families of passengers on a sunken South Korean ferry protest angrily over the rescue operation, scuffling with police on Jindo island.
- Miranda 'in Generation Game talks'
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:35:33 GMT
Comedian Miranda Hart is in "early talks" with the BBC about a revival of game show The Generation Game.
- William and Kate at Easter service
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:21:18 GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Easter Sunday church service in Sydney and take Prince George to the zoo as part of their overseas tour.
- Hostage reporters 'chained' in Syria
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:11:44 GMT
Four French journalists who spent 10 months in captivity in Syria were chained to each other and kept in basements without light, one recounts.