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Latest News - William Robins

Lloyds domiciles TSB in England ahead of Scottish vote

Lloyds Banking Group is to relocate TSB Bank to England from Scotland, ahead of the new bank's planned £1.5 billion float

Scottish fund firms face multi-million pound bill for independence

Financial trade body Scottish Financial Enterprise has warned that Scottish funds groups would have to pay for a brand new regulatory and consumer protection regime if independence form the UK goes ahead.

Labour to unveil banking break-up plans

Labour leader Ed Miliband will promise a 'reckoning' in a speech today detailing plans to break-up the high street banks.

Pension charge cap to be delayed for a year

Plans to cap charges on auto-enrolment pension schemes will be pushed back at least 12 months.

FCA admits 'lessons learned' from timing of Sipp review

The Financial Conduct Authority has admitted the timing and deadline of a questionnaire that formed the basis of a thematic review into the Sipp market, had not been thought through by its predecessor the Financial Services Authority.

Aberdeen chief Gilbert takes seat on gov't financial services board

Aberdeen Asset Management chief executive Martin Gilbert has been appointed to the board of the Financial Services Trade and Investment Board, created by the government to promote investment.

FCA hits banks with £1.3bn bill in new mis-selling scandal

Banks have agreed a £1.3 billion compensation fund for customers mis-sold credit card insurance.

HMRC loses appeal over Tenon tax avoidance scheme

HM Revenue & Customs has lost an appeal over an insurance-based tax avoidance scheme promoted by accountancy and advisory firm Tenon.

Fernando Torres faces £2m tax bill over Twilight film scheme

Footballer Fernando Torres could be hit with a £2 million tax bill for investing in a scheme that helped fund the Twilight films.

FSA bans partner of pension firm embroiled in fraud claims

The City regulator has publicly censured and banned Michele King, a partner at HD Administrators.

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.