Carlyle in £500m Innovation Group deal

Insurance claims tech specialist expects move to spark growth


Clever marketeers crashed the economy

The new breed has run banking far less well than less intellectually distinguished predecessors

Business Life. Doctor Gordon Sanghera, CEO of Oxford Nanopore.
©Andrew Fox

Gordon Sanghera, Oxford genes genie

British scientist behind pioneering DNA sequencer

Great Northern Hotel, Kings Cross
©Geoffrey Skelsey

Starwood brings Tribute chain to Europe

Hotel group aims to step up expansion by wooing independents

Co-op shares headed for online auction

Asset Match platform to determine price in seven-day auction

Stakes high as Big Four push for M&A work

Professional services groups are aggressively luring bankers

Jim McColl, Scottish businessman and entrepreneur, and owner of Ferguson Marine, Port Glasgow.
©Gary Doak/FT

Ferguson in line for ferry contract

Last commercial shipyard on Clyde preferred bidder for £97m deal

KPMG to open own Mayfair members club

Admission to select London townhouse open to clients or partners

Sir Howard Davies
©Rosie Hallam

RBS role to test Davies’s skills

Considerable challenges await the executive who has navigated many paths

Osborne hails Scottish investments

SNP denounces chancellor’s arrogance over Faslane cash

Matchi links banks with fintech start-ups

Lenders sign up to use the online portal to team up on projects

P2P lender Zopa names Janardana as chief

Founder Andrews becomes chairman as platform targets more savers

FCA looks into Aviva-Friends Life tie-up

UK regulator concerned over possible leaks and share price moves

Rare whisky investors toast sales rise

High-risk investment could leave incautious needing stiff drink

Airlines invest in DIY to improve services

Groups including BA trial permanent electronic bag tags

Week in Review, August 29

Zurich bid for RSA; Facebook, BHP Billiton and BlackRock also in the news

Pay can sometimes seem to reward failure

Hester is in line for £8.5m payout despite not turning round RSA

RBS to scrap ‘teasers’ on home insurance

State-backed lender seeks to keep customers

Tesco’s Dunnhumby sets up Chinese venture

Data analysis business seeks growth ahead of planned sale

HSBC makes 275,000 delayed payments

Glitch delayed pay before bank holiday weekend


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