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  1. June 3, 2014

    UK state-owned UKAR repays more than £10bn to taxpayer

    The state-owned organisation that is whittling down the old loan portfolios of Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley has...

  2. March 20, 2014

    Resolution warns on impact of Budget pensions shake-up

    Resolution Limited has warned that George Osborne’s Budget will have “far-reaching” and “negative” implications for the FTSE...

  1. March 18, 2014

    BoE inquisitor job shows Anthony Habgood is go-to grandee

    It is a proud moment for us old, privately educated white guys when one of us becomes chairman of the governing court of the...

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    August 16, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks were weaker and Treasury yields remained elevated after yesterday’s US jobless claims and CPI data raised...

  3. August 15, 2013

    UK state-owned ‘zombie bank’ builds brand

    The UK’s state-owned “zombie bank” responsible for winding down Northern Rock’s mortgages is attempting to become a brand in...

  4. August 13, 2013

    Resolution: third time lucky

    It is not what you know, it is who you know. But investors who like to follow individuals have a dilemma when it comes to...

  5. August 13, 2013

    Rio Tinto firms on aluminium talk

    Rio Tinto hit a five-month high amid speculation that the miner was moving closer to selling its Alcan aluminium division....

  6. August 13, 2013

    Resolution seeks to challenge specialists

    Resolution has unveiled plans to try to win customers expected to die early from rival life assurers by offering them...

  7. August 13, 2013

    London stocks lifted by mining rally

    London’s equity markets were moving higher at the open on Tuesday, helped by results, gains in the mining sector and an...

  8. August 6, 2013

    ‘Zombie’ bank presses mortgage customers on repayment plans

    The organisation responsible for running down the loan books of failed lenders Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley has...

  9. August 6, 2013

    L&G lifts dividend 22% and pledges more payouts for investors

    The chief executive of Legal & General has signalled investors can expect fresh rises in dividends as the life insurance and...

  10. July 18, 2013

    JC Flowers to buy loans from state-owned Northern Rock

    US private equity investor JC Flowers is poised to buy £450m of loans from Northern Rock as the government accelerates the...

  11. July 18, 2013

    Cowdery in $600m deal for US insurer

    Clive Cowdery, who has twice set up companies called Resolution to consolidate the UK life insurance industry, embarked on a...

  12. July 12, 2013

    Financials underpin advances for London stocks

    Financial stocks have replaced miners at the top of the FTSE 100 as the index continues to rise but at a slower pace. With...

  13. July 11, 2013

    Phoenix sounds out Swiss Re on tie-up

    Phoenix Group has sounded out Swiss Re about the possibility of combining the FTSE 250 life assurance consolidation vehicle...

  14. June 9, 2013

    Regulator blocks L&G appointment

    The UK’s new financial regulator has intervened to stop one of the City’s most senior accountants being made finance...

  15. May 17, 2013

    Pru and Resolution avoid rebellion

    Further evidence that UK-listed companies were avoiding a repeat of last year’s shareholder rebellions came on Thursday,...

  16. May 12, 2013

    Esure hit by fallout over ex-HBOS director

    Esure has been accused of downplaying in the run up to its recent London stock market launch the role that one of its...

  17. May 3, 2013

    Ex-HBOS FD quits Resolution

    A former HBOS executive is to stand aside as senior independent director of ­Resolution, the life insurer, only weeks after...

  18. April 25, 2013

    Jim O’Neil’s exit revives questions over future of UKFI

    The spotlight directed on Thursday at UK Financial Investments went down badly in the Treasury. The attention sparked by the...

  19. March 25, 2013

    Nationalised lender repays £4bn

    The British government was paid back £4bn in 2012 by the company responsible for winding down the mortgage books of...

  20. January 22, 2013

    Resolution names next chairman

    Resolution, the life insurance group founded by Clive Cowdery, has confirmed that Sir Malcolm Williamson will become its...

  21. December 11, 2012

    N Rock forced to pay £270m after error

    More than 150,000 Northern Rock customers will receive an early Christmas present – in the form of an average £1,800 state...

  22. December 10, 2012

    Resolution to pay £7.5m in shake-up

    Resolution has agreed to pay £7.5m to cut ties with its external management company, ending months of speculation about the...

  23. December 7, 2012

    Resolution to scrap its complex structure

    Resolution is set to press ahead with plans to pay a multimillion-pound fee to its sister company, as part of a proposal to...

  24. October 31, 2012

    BG hit by production warning

    Energy stocks took traders attention with leading names from the sector among both the biggest risers and biggest fallers on...

  25. October 19, 2012

    Resolution to recruit new chairman

    The roll call of City heavyweights behind Resolution is to lose one of its biggest names with the departure of Mike Biggs,...

  26. October 5, 2012

    Resolution shareholders raise concerns

    Shareholders in Resolution have raised concerns that the life assurer is preparing to pay a multimillion pound termination...

  27. September 28, 2012

    Mixed fortunes for our foursome

    Kevin Goldstein-Jackson, down 7.5 per cent My portfolio has disappointed so far, down 7.5 per cent largely due to the share...

  28. June 12, 2012

    Head of Resolution heritage unit resigns

    The executive who runs one of Resolution’s two main divisions has resigned, the latest in a series of management changes...

  29. March 27, 2012

    Resolution hits out at City watchdog

    Resolution has hit out at a planned clampdown by the City watchdog on unconventional corporate structures, which threatens...

  30. February 10, 2012

    CVC and Phoenix end takeover talks

    CVC Capital Partners has become the latest suitor of Phoenix Group to abandon its pursuit of the FTSE 250 life assurance...

  31. December 7, 2011

    ING to take €1bn charge against US business

    ING, the bailed-out Dutch bancassurer, will take a charge of about €1bn against its US insurance business as it bolsters...

  32. November 29, 2011

    Creative focus helps to lift ITV as Footsie advances

    ITV was in demand on Tuesday as the wider market recorded a third session of gains. Shares in the broadcaster rose 2.8 per...

  33. November 28, 2011

    Resolution investors asked to fund R&D costs

    Clive Cowdery is asking shareholders in his UK-listed Resolution Limited to fund up to £20m in research and development...

  34. November 25, 2011

    Bargain hunting as the market falls

    As I said at the end of last month, I was amazed at the market’s continued strength as the government debt crises in both...

  35. November 22, 2011

    London stocks rally after six-day losing streak

    London equity markets fluctuated on nervous trading Tuesday as investors found bargains in sectors that had been heavily...

  36. November 21, 2011

    Resolution investors worried by Phoenix

    Resolution Group is free to bid again for rival UK life company Phoenix Group at any time because the latter, being Cayman...

  37. November 20, 2011

    Phoenix turns to CVC in wake of Resolution

    Phoenix Group, the specialist life assurance consolidation company, is in talks with CVC Capital Partners over a possible...

  38. November 14, 2011

    FTSE dips as risk rally fades

    Equity markets in London slid on Monday, reversing earlier gains as investors reacted cautiously following a sale of Italian...

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