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KPMG sells pensions arm in private equity-backed management buyout
KPMG sells pensions arm in private equity-backed management buyout
KPMG has sold its pensions arm in a management buyout backed by private equity firm Exponent. KPMG said today it [...]
December 5, 2019
Blackstone mulling £4bn offer for student property giant
Blackstone mulling £4bn offer for student property giant
Private equity giant Blackstone is reportedly mulling a £4bn swoop on one of Britain’s largest student property developers. IQ Student [...]
December 5, 2019
AJ Bell boss fears ‘domino effect’ after M&G fund suspension
AJ Bell boss fears ‘domino effect’ after M&G fund suspension
The suspension of M&G’s £2.5bn property fund risks triggering a “domino effect” in the sector as investors rush to withdraw [...]
December 5, 2019
TfL updates Tube map to include Crossrail stations for the first time
TfL updates Tube map to include Crossrail stations for the first time
Transport for London (TfL) has released a new Tube map for December that features several new Crossrail stations all the [...]
December 5, 2019
Electric cars take record UK market share as battery-powered vehicle sales surge 228 per cent
Electric cars take record UK market share as battery-powered vehicle sales surge 228 per cent
Britain’s drivers bought more electric vehicles last month than ever before, as demand for fully electric battery cars surged more [...]
December 5, 2019
HSBC to bring in 40 per cent overdraft rate
HSBC to bring in 40 per cent overdraft rate
HSBC is set to bring in a controversial single overdraft rate of almost 40 per cent for its customers next [...]
December 5, 2019
Equity funds show signs of recovery following record outflows
Equity funds show signs of recovery following record outflows
Equity funds bounced back to net inflows in October, with the sector showing signs of recovery following a bruising third [...]
December 5, 2019
Labour accused of 'secret' Whatsapp group to meddle in antisemitism inquiry
Labour accused of 'secret' Whatsapp group to meddle in antisemitism inquiry
Labour has been accused of using “secret” WhatsApp groups to interfere with the independent antisemitism inquiry, as part of testimony [...]
December 5, 2019
What can the financial sector learn from dairy farmers?
What can the financial sector learn from dairy farmers?
Nobody would travel with an out-of -date passport, so why should the world of finance be any different? And yet, [...]
December 5, 2019
How can banks factor in climate change without damaging the economy?
How can banks factor in climate change without damaging the economy?
In a few weeks, we will get the results of the UK bank stress tests, which is a measure of [...]
December 5, 2019
Pound hits 31-month high against euro ahead of General Election
Pound hits 31-month high against euro ahead of General Election
The pound hit a 31-month high against the euro this morning as the Conservatives edged closer to victory in the [...]
December 5, 2019
Huawei mounts new legal challenge over US national security ban
Huawei mounts new legal challenge over US national security ban
Huawei has launched a fresh legal battle against US authorities after they branded the Chinese tech giant a national security [...]
December 5, 2019
Dunelm share price surges on strong sales and new website
Dunelm share price surges on strong sales and new website
Dunelm shares rocketed in early trading today after it predicted higher full year profits thanks in part to a good [...]
December 5, 2019
Time Out shares slip as it warns market opening delays will hit profit
Time Out shares slip as it warns market opening delays will hit profit
Shares in Time Out dipped just over two per cent this morning after the media group warned that the delayed [...]
December 5, 2019