Barclays’ profits put McFarlane on spot

John McFarlane
©Charlie Bibby

Chairman sets new targets after chief that he ousted came good

Richard Woolnough

Investors pull £2.7bn from M&G fund

Cautious positioning hurts performance at leading UK retail fund

Funding Circle founders Samir Desai (left), James Meekings (centre) and Andrew Mullinger at their offices London Oct 13 Photograph © vicki couchman
©Vicki Couchman

Funding Circle set to float fund

Group the first peer-to-peer platform to take such action in UK

Barclays says it lacks scale of US rivals

Chairman aims to refocus on UK and US while pulling back in Asia

Neil Woodford. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
©Rosie Hallam

Rothschild and Woodford invest in Seedrs

Investment will enable crowdfunding platform to expand in the US

Carlyle and Apollo exit investments

The two private equity firms realise a combined $9bn

Lone Star seeks to score at Wembley

Texan private equity group snaps up Quintain Estates for £700m

Man Group
©AFP

Man Group profit beat expectations

Fund managers flag growing risks of stock market correction

Cyber insecurity: When 95% isn’t good enough

Banks have poured millions of dollars into securing their computer networks, but the number of hacks is rising

Investors boost clearing of credit swaps

$5bn of trades so far this year overtake $4.4bn for all of 2014

Shawbrook profits double amid more lending

Challenger bank says return on equity of 25% is sustainable

Chinese brokerages report surging profits

Brokers hope buoyant earnings will allay investor concerns

KKR joins €500m bet on Irish housing revival

US private equity group teams up with government fund

Deutsche Börse chief maps out growth plan

Kengeter wants to increase revenue by as much as a third

BHF Kleinwort Benson reviews Fosun offer

HK-listed conglomerate in aggressive European acquisition drive

Cash Genie to compensate 92,000 customers

Payday lender to provide £10m refunds and forgive £10m in charges

Jury deliberates verdict in Libor trial

Ex-UBS trader Tom Hayes faces conspiracy to defraud charges

China seeks to tame online finance risks

Rules will raise barriers to entry and lead to consolidation

Royal London to hire ex-pensions minister

Lib Dem once accused by mutual of ‘headline-grabbing’ policies

Russian groups prepare foreign debt blitz

RenCap says investor interest indicates ‘worst is over’

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