Lloyds to pay first dividend in six years

Move paves way for government to sell more of its stake

SFO probes investment schemes

Investors could have lost an estimated £20m

Investors cut UK equity exposure

Wealth managers concerned at election outcome

Stocks end strong month on cautious note

Euro near recent lows as traders await ECB stimulus

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Maker of folding bikes to launch into growing pedal-assisted market

HMT apologises for Lloyds bonds mistake

Investors given incorrect information on redemption

Labour edges ahead in poll predictor

Ed Miliband shown to have 74% chance of becoming prime minister

US probe delays Barclays FX settlement

Bank looks to resolve agencies’ allegations in a single deal

Miliband to pledge cut in student fees

Labour likely to raid UK pension tax relief to pay for lower charges

Google Ventures’ Europe arm taps Kobalt

Group leads $60m investment round in UK music technology start-up

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