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    1. October 24, 2014

      Equitable pensioners lobby MPs

      Pensioners who saved with Equitable Life lobbied lawmakers this week, urging them to honour a compensation recommendation...

    2. March 24, 2014

      Equitable Life to hand back surplus funds

      Equitable Life policyholders who have stuck with the insurer that almost collapsed in the early 2000s are to be rewarded for...

    1. February 7, 2014

      Equitable Life may scrap exit penalties

      Equitable Life, the mutual society, is preparing the ground for a fresh £200m capital carve-up which could see enhanced...

    2. January 17, 2014

      Plight of the small pension pot saver

      From our television screens to Twitter to the Houses of Parliament, there’s barely a place where annuities – and questions...

    3. December 12, 2013

      Cynicism is the best defence against banks’ mis-selling

      “The management has hard-working and persuasive salesmen out, digging into new territory all over. They call on people and...

    4. November 15, 2013

      Concern over pension annuity referrals

      Pension savers are being pushed towards potentially unsuitable annuity offers by providers who take commission for...

    5. October 11, 2013

      Equitable Life compensation deadline extended

      A deadline for victims of the Equitable Life scandal to claim compensation has been extended by another year. The Equitable...

    6. July 26, 2013

      MPs slam Equitable Life compensation scheme

      More than 200,000 victims of the failure of Equitable Life are entitled to claim compensation but may not be aware because...

    7. July 26, 2013

      Treasury criticised over Equitable payments

      The Treasury has been told to “get its act together” and track down hundreds of thousands of savers entitled to compensation...

    8. April 24, 2013

      Treasury attacked for Equitable Life rescue

      The Treasury has come under fire from the public spending watchdog over its handling of a £1.5bn rescue package to...

    9. March 20, 2013

      Budget 2013: Public sector pay freeze to continue

      There were few Budget surprises in store over state services but George Osborne, the chancellor, still gave a striking hint...

    10. October 22, 2012

      Low rates blamed for insurers’ risk-taking

      Persistent low interest rates are creating potentially big risks for the UK insurers as they seek investment returns high...

    11. August 17, 2012

      No more action against Equitable actuaries

      Policyholders who lost money after Equitable Life almost collapsed have criticised a disciplinary board’s “deplorable”...

    12. March 23, 2012

      Equitable considers guarantee buyout

      Equitable Life is considering plans to buy out valuable guarantees that give its 400,000 with-profits policyholders a buffer...

    13. September 25, 2011

      Intertek lines up David Reid as chairman

      Intertek, the FTSE 100 product testing specialist, is lining up David Reid, the outgoing chairman of Tesco, as its new...

    14. June 22, 2011

      Recruitment News: June 23 2011

      Apprentice Watch Are they serious? Susan Ma, a contestant in the increasingly barmy BBC game show, asks: “Are the French...

    15. June 21, 2011

      UK insurers concerned over new regulator

      The new regulator for insurers has triggered concerns in the industry over how it plans to help restore the trust of...

    16. April 22, 2011

      Scandals eroded trust in financial advisers

      The Retail Distribution Review is, in part, a response to a string of scandals in the UK investment advisory sector, which...

    17. March 28, 2011

      Equitable Life to boost policyholder pay-outs

      Equitable Life policyholders have been told that they will receive an extra boost to their annuity pay-outs. Those who leave...

    18. March 3, 2011

      Big Four dominance could hamper probes

      The dominance of the four biggest audit firms is making it increasingly difficult to find expert witnesses for some...

    19. January 26, 2011

      Equitable victims to recover 22% of losses

      Policyholders who lost money after investing in Equitable Life are to receive pro-rata payouts equivalent to about one-fifth...

    20. December 16, 2010

      Aegon UK pays £60m to wronged customers

      The UK arm of Dutch insurer Aegon, formerly known as Scottish Equitable, is paying £60m ($94m) compensation to thousands of...

    21. November 5, 2010

      Collective action pays after long haul

      If proof were needed that signing up for a shareholders’ action group is good practice, it came last month, with the news...

    22. November 2, 2010

      Land Securities to buy Dundee shopping centre

      Land Securities will make its largest acquisition since the property crash after agreeing terms to purchase one of...

    23. October 20, 2010

      £1.5bn for Equitable Life policyholders

      The government has confirmed a £1.5bn compensation package for policyholders of Equitable Life, with the most generous...

    24. FT Alphaville

      October 18, 2010

      Weekend catch-up

      Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media*: From The FT, - Resolution buys Bupa unit for £165 million - Elisabeth...

    25. October 17, 2010

      Risk-sharing on pensions will cost employees

      Risk is a dirty word when it comes to pensions. Talk of risk-sharing scares private sector employers in the UK, according to...

    26. October 16, 2010

      Equitable Life customers near £1.5bn deal

      The UK government will this week announce a £1.5bn compensation pay-out to the policyholders of the collapsed mutual insurer...

    27. October 1, 2010

      Cameron basks in warm glow before cold cuts

      David Cameron may have failed to win the election, but as he heads into his first party conference as prime minister he...

    28. August 4, 2010

      The final insult for Equitable Life members

      Just as long-suffering Equitable Life policyholders may be thinking the worst is over, they appear to have been dealt...

    29. FT Alphaville

      July 26, 2010

      Weekend catch-up

      In case you missed these weekend headlines, From the FT, Seven banks fail EU stress tests European bank regulators on...

    30. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2010

      Equitable victims slam report

      The 1.5m policyholders who lost money in the near-collapse of UK life assurer Equitable Life in 2000 should collectively...

    31. July 22, 2010

      Treasury ‘dirty tricks’ dismay policyholders

      The coalition government appeared to promise much to Equitable Life policyholders when it was formed in May but on Thursday...

    32. July 22, 2010

      Decade of Equitable strife

      December 2000 Equitable Life closes its doors to new business after failing to find a buyer August 2001 Government announces...

    33. July 22, 2010

      Disappointment for Equitable Life members

      It’s official, compensation for members of Equitable Life could be as low as £400m. This is the recommendation of Sir John...

    34. July 22, 2010

      Equitable victims attack review findings

      The 1.5m policyholders who lost money in the near-collapse of Equitable Life should collectively receive as little as £400m...

    35. July 16, 2010

      Ocado seems a little too pricey

      Sometimes, I can make investment decisions quickly. An example is choosing not to take part in the forthcoming flotation of...

    36. July 9, 2010

      Equitable Life victims warn of low pay-out

      Victims of the Equitable Life scandal will this month learn details of a long-awaited compensation package, but are warning...

    37. June 5, 2010

      E&Y has Equitable fine slashed

      Ernst & Young, former auditor of Equitable Life, has won a reduction in the fine it received for failing to give investors...

    38. June 5, 2010

      Equitable Life report unlikely to satisfy policyholders

      Undue haste is not normally an accusation levelled at accountants and in the case of Equitable Life, where investigations...

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