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    1. December 10, 2014

      Northern Rock faces paying out up to £261m over loan wording

      Thousands of people who borrowed from defunct bank Northern Rock could receive compensation after the High Court ruled...

    2. December 2, 2014

      Should you accept UK government’s Pibs tender offer?

      UK Asset Resolution is offering to buy out holders of three “perpetual subordinated bonds” issued by failed banks Northern...

    1. November 28, 2014

      UKAR offers to buy back subordinated debt

      The government has offered to redeem subordinated bonds in nationalised lenders Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley at a...

    2. October 14, 2014

      UK Asset Resolution secures £2.7bn for mortgage portfolio

      UK Asset Resolution, which is selling off the loan books of Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley, has sold a portfolio of...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. FT Alphaville

      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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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....

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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