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Barclays wins vote on remuneration

by Max Skjönsberg on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:18

Barclays has won the war on pay packages after three quarters of its shareholders voted in favour of the bank’s 2013 remuneration report.

Standard Life leads shareholder anger over Barclays pay

by Max Skjönsberg on Apr 24, 2014 at 12:52

Standard Life has led shareholder anger over Barclays’ bonus payouts and has announced it will vote against its remuneration report for 2013.

Aegon set to apply auto-enrolment charge cap in August

by Michelle Abrego on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:01

Aegon is set to apply the 0.75% auto-enrolment charge cap in August, ahead of the April 2015 deadline.

TPR hands out 15 auto-enrolment compliance failure notices

by Michelle Abrego on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:14

The Pensions Regulator has found 15 businesses failed auto-enrolment compliance procedures, with one miscalculating pension payments by over £108,000.

Paradigm targets advice gap with simplified launch

by Michelle Abrego on Apr 24, 2014 at 08:25

Paradigm is set to launch an online service to help advisers service lower-end clients.

FCA repeats warning on cost of over-compliance

by Michelle Abrego on Apr 24, 2014 at 08:26

The Financial Conduct Authority has warned advisers are driving up their costs by being 'over-compliant.'

SimplyBiz: FCA closed-book review could spark the end of trail

by Michelle Abrego on Apr 24, 2014 at 08:26

The Financial Conduct Authority's closed-book review could be the catalyst for the end of trail commission according to SimplyBiz.

Canada Life UK chief exec to step down

by Michelle Abrego on Apr 24, 2014 at 10:22

Canada Life’s UK chief executive Ian Gilmour is to step down from his role and be replaced by chief operating officer Douglas Brown.

Cofunds revisits ETFs and investment trusts

by Jun Merrett on Apr 24, 2014 at 10:28

Cofunds is revisiting launching investment trusts and exchange-traded funds after ditching its tie-up with Barclays Stockbrokers for the service last year.

Henderson boosts assets to £79bn with strong UK retail flows

by Max Skjönsberg on Apr 24, 2014 at 10:07

Henderson Global Investors has increased its funds under management to £79 billion boosted by strong demand in its UK retail business.

IFA firm links up with Brooks Macdonald in outsourcing deal

by Michelle Abrego on Apr 24, 2014 at 10:12

London-based advisory and accountancy firm Reeves has signed an outsourcing deal with Brooks Macdonald Asset Management to offer its discretionary investment services.

S&P: independent Scotland faces Icelandic-style crisis

by Jun Merrett on Apr 24, 2014 at 08:29

An independent Scotland faces the risk of an Icelandic-style financial crisis warned Standard & Poor.

Saga sets sights on flotation

by Jun Merrett on Apr 24, 2014 at 08:28

Later-life provider Saga is set to announce flotation plans that could value the company at £3 billion.

Overnight Markets: Technology shares boost Wall Street

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 25, 2014 at 04:42

Apple shares jumped 8.2%, the most in two years, after selling more iPhones than analysts predicted.

Friday Papers: Barclays feels shareholder anger on pay

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 25, 2014 at 04:38

And AstraZeneca has announced the possible sale or spin-off of non-core units in the wake of speculation over a $100 billion takeover by Pfizer.

FTSE falls as Russian troops move near Ukraine

by Daniel Grote, Gavin Lumsden on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:12

(Update) The FTSE 100 shed its gains after Russia's defence minister warned the West to stop its 'military machine' in eastern Europe.

Scottish Widows appoints ex-PRA director as chairman

by Jun Merrett on Apr 24, 2014 at 08:34

Scottish Widows has appointed ex-Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) director Nick Prettejohn as its new chairman.

Overnight Markets: US stocks snap six-day winning streak

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 24, 2014 at 04:16

Shares declined after reports showed weakness in home sales and global manufacturing.

Thursday Papers: Deutsche Bank under pressure to raise capital

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 24, 2014 at 04:09

And the mood in Britain's factories is at its most upbeat in more than 40 years, a survey by the CBI shows.

Scottish Widows hires director to develop retirement products

by Max Skjönsberg on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:45

Scottish Widows has appointed Stuart Paton Evans to a newly created role concentrated on growing and the developing new retirement income solutions covering annuities and income drawdown.

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