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Sants' HBOS evidence to be given in secret

Journalists and members of the public will be barred from hearing evidence given by former Financial Services Authority chief executive Hector Sants during a trial investigating Lloyds' takeover of HBOS in 2008.

Ex-SJP adviser jailed for gambling with £800k of clients' money

Ex-SJP adviser jailed for using £800k of clients' money to fund a gambling habit.

What the Dickens? Another twist in Berkeley Burke v FOS saga

Like Dickens' famous Jarndyce and Jarndyce legal battle, the case between Berkeley Burke and FOS continues to drone on without a conclusion in sight.

Lloyds buys Zurich's £19bn workplace pension business

Lloyds has bought Zurich's £19 billion workplace pension business.

Tax relief cut fears as gov't pension bill passes £50bn

The government's bill for pension tax relief has passed £50 billion for the first time, prompting fears that tax relief will be overhauled in the near future.

Aviva goes robo with Wealthify acquisition

Aviva has bought a majority stake in robo investment service Wealthify - but don't call it advice.

GP charged with attempting to hire hitman to kill adviser

A GP has been charged with soliciting the murder of a Brown Shipley financial adviser.

Providers and trade body stand in the way of trail commission ban

Providers and the advice body are standing in the way of the FCA's proposed trail commission ban, but the move is supported by many advisers.

Cuts to pension tax relief? You can count on it, says Webb

Cuts to pension tax relief are on the chancellor's agenda ahead of his Autumn Budget.

'Arnie is someone you listen to and obey': ad chief defends FCA's PPI spot

The chief exec of the company that imagined the FCA's PPI advert with Arnold Schwarzenegger has defended the advert.

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Play Video: Ravenscroft's Harries homes in on themes not forecasts

Video: Ravenscroft's Harries homes in on themes not forecasts

Mark Harries, head of investment management at Ravenscroft, is overseeing the launch of onshore versions of the firm's offshore funds

7 Comments Play CIO Tapes: 'passive funds are anti-capitalist'

CIO Tapes: 'passive funds are anti-capitalist'

Citywire recently gathered three of the UK's leading fund investment heads to discuss their hopes, fears and the issues that their jobs throw at them daily.

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Adviser Profile: Simon Frost and Scott Atkinson of GPFM Financial Planners

Adviser Profile: Simon Frost and Scott Atkinson of GPFM Financial Planners

Best friends do not necessarily make best business partners, but Simon Frost and Scott Atkinson say they complement each other perfectly, ensuring GPFM Financial Planners is well-placed to become a ratings hit.