Worldpay to raise £2.5bn in IPO

Payment processing company Worldpay has said it plans to raise £890m by listing its shares on the London stock market. The flotation could give the company a market value of nearly £4bn and push it into the FTSE 100 index of the largest UK-listed firms.

Payments processor listing comes after it rejected takeover offer

Bellway boosted by Help to Buy

Loan scheme helps housebuilder to 44% rise in annual profit

Angry investor stabs China asset manager

Anger boils over after collapse of financial guarantee company

Barclays set to name Jes Staley as chief

Appointment of ex-JPMorgan investment banker likely within weeks

IPO cornerstones do not guarantee success

Problems for investors when list becomes one of quantity rather than quality

Staley to face challenges at Barclays

Keeping up with big US investment banks is a concern in top ranks


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No brash trader, he is confident but thoughtful, say associates

Dell takes backdoor IPO path to EMC

Entrepreneur set to take his entire company public again

UK bank ringfencing rules to be unveiled

Authority to flesh out legislation in consultation paper

Regulators set their sights on insurance

Companies complain at being considered with banks

China group bets big on US tech start-ups

New fund earmarks $400m for early-stage investments via AngelList

Ireland set for splurge ahead of election

Extra government spending criticised for exacerbating bottlenecks

US judges clamp down on M&A farce

Litigation ritual that accompanies mergers only benefits lawyers

Bank share prices face earnings spotlight

Low interest rate environment challenges lenders’ ability to generate attractive returns

Famed stockpickers wait for vindication

Klarman and Einhorn bet gap between price and value will close

Europe moves to undercut bank rules

Brussels concerned at policy divergence as France, Italy and Germany try to water down regulations

Hopeful minority stays in ‘priority market’

Tempted by strong growth, players from UK to Singapore prepare for opportunity to open subsidiaries

Grasping nettle of public sector bank reform

Where does integrity lie in a Kafkaesque world, asks P Jayendra Nayak, author of a radical reform blueprint

No ‘band-aid’ solutions for problem loans

Prospects are good but red tape and shortage of state funds hamper progress

Domestic players follow the money with diaspora and corporates

Lenders are looking for growth abroad without missing opportunities at home

Complaints to pensions regulator step up

Whistleblowing surges by a third on automatic enrolment

London housing costs ‘slowing growth’

Companies having to step in to help staff with housing

UK group claims blockchain breakthrough

Setl prototype performs large-scale payments processing

Whitehall to force through housing plans

New powers in bill will affect Tory shire heartlands

Italy to launch landmark privatisation

Partial sale of Poste Italiane will raise about €4bn

High stakes in first US Libor trial

Losing case would be ‘embarrassing’ for DoJ, says law professor

Pimco accused of misusing staff pensions

Plan full of overpriced Pimco and Allianz funds, lawsuit says

Barclays says Europe needs champion

Comments show angst among bankers at how sector is in retreat

Europe needs homegrown bulge bracket banks

Formidable competition from US institutions demands a response

Matchmakers seek bigger slice of the game

The final member of the big three football rights agents is seeking outside investment

Fund swims against social investment tide

Freedom Capital backs unpopular oil, coal and gun industries

Austria eyes ‘Greek’ province resolution

Debt-ridden Carinthia hopes it can buy off creditors

US banks build defences against downturn

Wall St to show ‘inflection point’ in trend of tapping reserves

China Huarong to rest on cornerstones

Backers to lock up record amount of $2.5bn Hong Kong IPO

SBI chief calls for India banking overhaul

Largest lender urges consoi twelidation to half a dozen banks

UBS hedge fund switch a blow for Caymans

Ireland’s new Icav structure lured fund of hedge funds onshore

Watershed moment for female fund staff

Columbia Threadneedle follows Google to reveal gender balance

Asian rivals for Ucits funds look limp

Stewart Aldcroft warns on fund passport schemes’ ambitions

Get rich quick with UK challenger banks

There is no shortage of private equity and institutional investor interest in specialist lenders

Regulatory cost stifles fund boutiques

Think-tank says choice of fund managers is shrinking


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