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    1. February 7, 2014

      End of the line for ‘Creme Eggs at the till’

      A few weeks ago, public health campaigners scored a victory when discount supermarket chain Lidl promised to stop selling...

    2. August 23, 2013

      Small-cap week, August 24

      Rockhopper was among the week’s sharpest small-cap fallers after the Falkland Islands gave the oil and gas explorer a tax...

    1. August 23, 2013

      Another mis-selling scandal rocks UK banks’ reputation

      Another week, another mis-selling scandal, another example of banks behaving like brutal muggers until they are frogmarched...

    2. August 22, 2013

      CPP still operates in 15 countries

      The company at the centre of the UK financial services industry’s latest mis-selling scandal still operates in 15...

    3. August 22, 2013

      CPP: UK lenders got up to 60% commission for mis-sold insurance

      UK lenders that have agreed to pay up to £1.3bn to customers who were mis-sold credit card insurance received commission...

    4. August 22, 2013

      FCA says third party not needed in £1.3bn mis-selling redress scheme

      UK regulators are trying to keep claims management companies out of the latest compensation drive for victims of financial...

    5. July 26, 2013

      Small-cap week, August 3

      Credit lifeline relief for CPP Group CPP Group was the week’s biggest gainer, its stock soaring 400 per cent after banks...

    6. May 24, 2013

      Small-cap week, June 29

      Gem Diamonds was a leading gainer this week, with the miner up 26.5 per cent after finding its third 100 carat-plus diamond...

    7. May 17, 2013

      CPP chief and finance director to step down as part of job cuts

      CPP, the troubled credit card insurer, is planning to shed hundreds of staff – including its chief executive and finance...

    8. April 21, 2013

      Battle lines drawn in Bleasdale’s crusade

      Kate Bleasdale, the nurse who founded Healthcare Locums, the medical staffing agency, just doesn’t give up. That is both...

    9. April 17, 2013

      CPP buys time with US division sale

      CPP Group has been thrown a lifeline after its banks agreed to extend the credit card protection insurer’s borrowing...

    10. April 12, 2013

      Wolfson among top small-cap gainers

      Wolfson Microelectronics was among the top small-cap gainers this week after the sound chipmaker cemented its relationship...

    11. March 24, 2013

      CPP looks for lifelines to avoid collapse

      CPP, the troubled credit card insurer, is facing a battle for survival this week as it seeks to raise more than £40m to...

    12. March 22, 2013

      CPP crashes on cash fears

      CPP Group crashed 69 per cent this week on fears it would run out of cash. The provider of credit card protection services...

    13. March 15, 2013

      Small-cap week, March 30

      Cupid, the online dating company, topped off an eventful week by sacking one of its brokers after short sellers pounced on...

    14. December 1, 2012

      Ceres rises as it brings in new managers

      Fuel-cell boiler developer Ceres Power was the week’s top small-cap gainer after reports of its demise proved exaggerated....

    15. November 29, 2012

      Gold miners among biggest gainers

      Gold miners were among the gainers as the London market reached a three-week high. Petropavlovsk rose 1.4 per cent to 328.1p...

    16. November 16, 2012

      CPP faces record mis-selling fine

      A credit card insurer has been hit with a record fine for mis-selling card and identity protection to customers who did not...

    17. November 15, 2012

      CBI right that immigration cap is flawed

      When it comes to public utterances, the CBI often punches well below its weight. The bosses’ organisation frequently sounds...

    18. November 15, 2012

      CPP facing £33m mis-selling bill

      CPP Group, the credit card insurer, was hit with a record £10.5m fine for mis-selling on Thursday even as the City watchdog...

    19. November 3, 2012

      Affinion approach starts ride for CPP

      Shares in CPP, the identity theft protection group, endured a tumultuous week after it became a bid target for Affinion...

    20. October 26, 2012

      Hacking claims hit Trinity Mirror shares

      Trinity Mirror’s shares tumbled 26.1 per cent this week after four individuals issued High Court claims against the...

    21. September 28, 2012

      Small-caps: Hornby issues profit warning

      Hornby’s gift to the small-cap market this week was a profit warning, which sent shares in the train set maker sliding 27.6...

    22. August 25, 2012

      Falklands explorer’s prospects boosted

      Borders & Southern Petroleum was the top performer among the oil companies this week, jumping 78.1 per cent. Fluid analysis...

    23. August 21, 2012

      Fresh CPP fears as it raises payout fund

      CPP, the identity theft protection group, has raised fresh doubts about whether it can avoid bankruptcy as it set aside...

    24. May 16, 2012

      Small caps: Buying buoys African Mineral

      African Minerals climbed 6.6 per cent to 424p on Wednesday after Frank Timis, the iron ore miner’s chairman, spent more than...

    25. March 30, 2012

      Premier Foods jumps 23% to lead small caps

      Premier Foods was the week’s top performer on the FTSE Small-Cap index, with the Hovis and Bisto owner jumping 22.6 per cent...

    26. March 27, 2012

      Small-caps: Premier Foods in turnround rally

      Premier Foods rallied for a third straight day on Tuesday, climbing 11.5 per cent to 17p after Investec Securities...

    27. March 27, 2012

      CPP shares dip after fall in profits

      Credit card insurer CPP suffered a 29 per cent fall in pre-tax profits in the year to December 31 as it fought for survival...

    28. March 27, 2012

      International Power lower as FTSE 100 cools

      International Power slipped from a one-year high on Tuesday after Deutsche Bank said takeover speculation looked to be...

    29. February 26, 2012

      Big lenders urged to keep supporting CPP

      Some of the UK’s biggest banks are under political pressure not to cut financial ties with CPP as the troubled credit card...

    30. February 24, 2012

      FSA looks at banks’ links to credit card insurer CPP

      Britain’s biggest banks could become embroiled in the mis-selling scandal surrounding the credit card insurer CPP, the...

    31. February 23, 2012

      Staff defend CPP in letter to FSA

      The Financial Services Authority’s inquiry into the credit card insurer CPP threatened to erupt on to the political stage...

    32. February 20, 2012

      FSA should throw smaller book at CPP

      Financial services bosses complain that regulators make them treat retail customers like children. In reality, the principle...

    33. February 20, 2012

      Retail customers at heart of FSA crusade

      The proposed regulatory crackdown on CPP for alleged mis-selling of identity theft protection not only threatens the credit...

    34. February 20, 2012

      CPP says it could go bust in weeks

      CPP, the credit card insurer, has warned it could go bust within weeks after the Financial Services Authority indicated it...

    35. February 20, 2012

      BP fuels FTSE 100 advance on hope of US settlement

      BP rose to its highest in more than a year on Monday as the FTSE 100 advanced. Hopes that BP was nearing a settlement with...

    36. February 17, 2012

      Small-cap week: Thorntons turns sweet

      Thorntons was the sweetest of small-caps this week, surging 59.7 per cent despite revealing plans to slash its dividend and...

    37. February 15, 2012

      CPP suffers blow with Barclaycard contract loss

      CPP has lost one of its biggest clients almost a year since the City watchdog launched an investigation into the identity...

    38. February 15, 2012

      CCP Group falls after Barclaycard severs contract

      CPP Group , which sells assistance policies for problems such as identity theft, fell 11.6 per cent to 105p after...

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