Payday lender Wonga to pilot 90-day loans

Product allows repayments in three equal instalments

Developers eye prime site as Holloway sold

Ten-acre site could sell for about £200m

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DMGT results lack razzle dazzle

Daily Mail and General Trust shares slip to lowest level in years

Bonuses and illusion of banking performance

Deutsche boss is right to call for simpler, more modest pay structures

UK housebuilding: boom, what boom?

House prices are in perma-boom. Even the banking crash barely disturbed their upward march

Advertising hoardings outside real estate housing development in London. Large group of Estate agents boards in United Kingdom.

Buy-to-let down ends landlord dreams

From next April, an extra 3% stamp duty will apply to purchases

A HSBC bank is seen in New York City on Monday, March 5, 2007. HSBC Holdings on Monday said its 2006 profits rose 5 percent, just short of analysts' expectations, as Europe's biggest bank took a $10.6 billion hit for bad debts after problems in its U.S. mortgage lending. Bloomberg Photo: Adam Rountree

HSBC targets 50% senior roles for women

Banks under pressure from government to tackle gender imbalance

UK Ministry of Defence

Whitehall to sell £4.5bn of surplus land

Wider disposal of state assets to raise tens of billions

Buy-to-let homes face higher stamp duty

Estate agents say surcharge will lead to higher rents

Covered bonds gain ground in Asia

United Overseas Bank unveils $8bn programme

Piraeus cash call to earn advisers €80m

Half of the new capital will come from a state bailout fund

Europe slowly dezombifies its banks

Good news from in the latest scrutiny of lenders

Mortgage lending reaches 7-year high

Borrowers rush to grab low-rate deals from banks

Cryan sees no virtue in bankers’ bonuses

Deutsche’s new chief says big pay packages do not add up

Calpers’ PE performance fees hit $3.4bn

US pension plan has reaped $24bn profits since PE scheme started

Bad loans at Europe banks double the US

Impaired debt reaches €1tn, or 7.3% of the EU’s GDP

Allianz: tales of the unexpected

Can a global insurer be expected to grow?

BBVA/Atom: quantum cynics

Spanish bank’s stake in the UK start-up is unlikely to move the profit dial at the lender

Ireland: bank on it

The nation is buoyant, and its banks are benefiting

HBOS collapse and the winner’s curse

Most groups hit in the crisis were crippled by losses in areas far from their principal business

Emerging European banks: turnround time?

Credit supply and funding are turning positive, but momentum is not guaranteed

Capital rules challenge new bank players

Harder to offer competitive rates to increase market share

Brussels plans for bank guarantee fund

Deposit guarantee seen as ‘final pillar’ in EU banking union

Shoppers save spending for Black Friday

Sales volumes fall to nine-month low, says CBI

FCA examines insurers’ use of big data

Watchdog acts on consumer concerns about personal information

Europe, unreconstructed

Italy’s bank rescue shows bad old ways not forgotten

Shaftesbury lifted by booming West End

London landlord gains from record spending as it posts second year of 20%-plus property value growth

Allianz pushes into China with Baidu deal

German group to combine with search engine to sell insurance online

India Inc suffers from a surfeit of debt

Amtek’s default is a cautionary tale of Indian companies abroad

Landlords focus on cheaper properties

Buyers look for value outside the Southeast

BBVA enters UK with Atom stake deal

Spanish bank becomes largest investor in digital-only lender

Carl Icahn steps up pressure on AIG chief

Activist attacks Peter Hancock for failing to take ‘bold steps’

Italy squares up to bad loans problem

Bank resolution fund will raise €3.6bn to restructure four lenders

Forbes: Selling the family jewels

The sale of the magazine to Asian investors ended in acrimony

Asset managers would support HSBC HQ move

Aberdeen says it would be supportive if presented with a coherent case to move domicile

Warburg raises $12bn fund in six months

Speed highlights how big name managers are prospering

New York AG probes forex spoofing

ICAP, BGC, Tullett and GFI subpoenaed in new investigation

Credit repricing challenges dealmakers

Investors are pulling back from risky debt and loans

London power grid feels development strain

Hooking up buildings is expensive, lengthy and complex

German Jewish leader urges refugee quota

Control intake to facilitate integration, says community head


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