Holder: big fines changed bank culture

Levelling ‘record-setting penalties’ was right course of action

KKR hires ex-Bolloré exec for Africa push

Latest sign of private equity firms wanting to expand on continent

UK bankers urge Budget rethink on levy

BBA claims policy has led to 13% shrinkage in assets

A resident is helped by police back to her flooded home to retrieve posessions on February 9, 2014 in Moorlands, United Kingdom
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UK flood fund in £2.1bn reinsurance deal

Average £10.50 levy on every home policy to finance scheme

Pension infrastructure plan raises £1bn

Original plans of Osborne’s scheme were to raise ‘up to £20bn’

France in a spin over ‘revolving door’

Pérol trial raises awareness of links between banks and the state

Turkish banking heads for consolidation

ING enters talks to buy HSBC’s operations

European banks pile into samurai bonds

Sector turns to yen-denominated paper amid Greek crisis

StanChart joins pact to prevent deforestation

Ten banks have signed up to influence clients

Dan Schulman, president and CEO of Paypal
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Dan Schulman, PayPal: flip-flops or suit

The man who will lead the payments group after its eBay spin-off

Bond will return but at which studio?

Sony faces a battle to hold on to superspy’s licence

EU accounting rules could mask new crisis

Financial institutions would have to guess whether the loans they have made could default

Executives fear asset management iTunes

Four-fifths of senior fund staff expect market to be disrupted

Warning on ‘excessive search for yield’

OECD cautions pension funds on aggressive shift into alternatives

Aetna to buy Humana for $37bn

Merger creates second-biggest US managed care group

Thiam set for ‘ruthless’ C Suisse review

New chief executive says basic economics will underpin strategy

Hedge fund worker jailed for copying code

Ke Xu admitted accessing computer program for algorithms

Antonov said to have fled UK

Ex-Portsmouth owner wanted in Lithuania over Snoras bank affair

N Ireland assembly in £7m payment probe

Claims made over sale of ­property assets by Irish ‘bad bank’

London’s luxury homes bubble loses air

First fall since crisis as stamp duty change ‘clobbers’ buyers

Irish publicans’ bank run in reverse

Pubs became the principal clearing houses during bankers’ strikes

Treasury considers pension tax shake-up

Providers alarmed at call to end upfront relief on contributions

US health insurers: as good as it gets

Opportunities for buyers are flatlining as prices peak

Optimal expects go-ahead on Skrill dea

Online payments group eyes creation of a rare large UK technology stock on LSE with €1.1bn deal

A metaphor du jour from Boris

George Soros’s birthday party, Ana Botin’s golfing prowess and feared short seller Daniel Yu

Sabadell warned on IT integration of TSB

Banking experts query cost of bringing UK challenger on board

RBS faces $13bn bill, says court filing

Assertion over mis-selling claims as UK prepares for share sale

FCA: On the wrong side of the argument?

Chief executive Martin Wheatley’s tough approach may be out of fashion

Zen and the art of finance market scrutiny

Huge database helps regulator keep watch for malpractice

Fosun bets on European property

Chinese group previously bought Club Med and Thomas Cook

Persimmon buoyed by rosy mortgage market

Housebuilder’s first-half revenues up 12%

ECB adds state companies to QE buying

Expansion would increase substantially central bank’s firepower

Persimmon: land bank

Housebuilder’s shares are richly rated, but could remain so for some time

Flow Traders: passive aggressive

A way for stock pickers to play passive investing

Whitehall eyes big housing benefit cuts

Key part of Osborne’s attempts to find £12bn in welfare savings

Complaints soar over data abuse

Commissioner says nuisance calls ‘making lives a misery’

Ivory Coast gains pace on road to revival

Investors rush to one of Africa’s best performers

Suspicious trading at historic low in UK

Abnormal price movements preceded 13.9 per cent of deals in 2014

Chubb deal shows Greenberg’s ambitions

CEO’s 15th transaction is another step towards an insurance empire

Bank chiefs who top the pay table

Dimon and Gorman shoot past Goldman’s Blankfein

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