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RBS and gov't in talks over resuming dividend payments

The Royal Bank of Scotland is in talks with the government over buying back a ‘golden share’ which would allow it to resume paying dividends.

Standard Life set to warn over Scottish independence

Standard Life is poised to warn that Scottish independence could pose significant risks to it business, according to reports.

Fidelity managing director Mullan to step down in April

Fidelity Worldwide Investment UK managing director Hugh Mullan is to step down in April.

Lloyds eyes dividend as PPI bill nears £10bn

Lloyds Banking Group has unveiled plans to restart paying dividends for the first time since it was bailed out in October 2008.

Santander puts float on ice

Santander UK’s long awaited float has been delayed due to regulatory indecision over capital and leverage ratios.

Barclays to cut 400 jobs but denies reports of branch closures

(Update) Barclays has denied reports it would shut 400 UK branches and said it will close bank branches ‘over time’ due to changes in technology and customer behaviour.

Labour defends 50p tax plans after business backlash

Labour has defended its plans to bring back the 50p top tax rate, if its wins the election in 2015, after the idea was attacked by business leaders and some party donors.

Carney stands firm on rates, but signals shift on unemployment

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has said there will be no ‘immediate’ increase in interest rates and hinted that his flagship forward guidance policy would shift its focus away from just unemployment, which fell to 7.1% in December.

Sants lined up to lead Archbishop's financial taskforce

Former Financial Services Authority chief executive Hector Sants has been approached by the Archbishop of Canterbury over leading a new financial taskforce, according to reports.

Senate confirms Yellen to lead the Fed

The US Senate has confirmed Janet Yellen as the next head of the Federal Reserve.

Citywire TV
Play Gervais Williams: the real reason to worry about Quindell

Gervais Williams: the real reason to worry about Quindell

Citywire AA-rated manager Gervais Williams has argued that sentiment is the true danger to Quindell.

Play AA-rated Lofthouse: 'maverick' tobacco settlements won't stop M&A

AA-rated Lofthouse: 'maverick' tobacco settlements won't stop M&A

Henderson International Income trust manager Ben Lofthouse shares his thoughts on recent developments in the tobacco sector in this video.

Profiles
Profile: Quilter Cheviot boss Baines sees more consolidation ahead

Profile: Quilter Cheviot boss Baines sees more consolidation ahead

Nineteen months on from the merger of Quilter Cheviot chief executive Martin Baines says the deal is now paying dividends.

Profile: how Matthew Butcher is carving a new role at Dart Capital

Profile: how Matthew Butcher is carving a new role at Dart Capital

The wealth management industry is undergoing a profound period of change: whether it wants to admit it or not.