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  1. June 23, 2014

    UK Financial Investments appoints Barclays banker to board

    The government body that manages taxpayer stakes in bailed-out banks has appointed a former Barclays investment banker to...

  2. FT Alphaville

    May 14, 2014

    An Indian (banks) fig leaf

    UK Financial Investments Limited as a role model? An institution that’s supposedly become “subjugated to politics”? We...

  1. April 25, 2014

    Politicised move to block plans makes RBS oddball among peers

    The UK government has blocked efforts by Royal Bank of Scotland to avoid the strictest element of new EU bonus restrictions....

  2. April 25, 2014

    RBS forced to scrap plans to pay bonuses at up to 200% of salary

    George Osborne has blocked Royal Bank of Scotland from paying 200 per cent bonuses to some of its leading bankers after...

  3. April 11, 2014

    Lloyds investors threaten to boycott offerings over FCA briefing

    Investors who bought Lloyds Banking Group shares from the government last month are threatening to boycott future offerings...

  4. March 26, 2014

    Second Lloyds stake is tougher sell for UK government

    The champagne corks were being kept in their bottles on Wednesday at UK Financial Investments, the Westminster-based body...

  5. February 26, 2014

    RBS £500m bonus plan puts Osborne in spotlight

    Political pressure is growing on George Osborne to rein in pay at Royal Bank of Scotland as the taxpayer-controlled bank...

  6. December 22, 2013

    RBS denies plan to avoid EU bonus cap

    Royal Bank of Scotland has denied it has plans for a “widespread” increase in the base salaries of some of its bankers to...

  7. December 18, 2013

    Taxpayers lost out in first sale of Lloyds shares

    The first sale of state-owned shares in Lloyds Banking Group resulted in a £230m loss for taxpayers, even though investors...

  8. December 2, 2013

    Keith Morgan to head British Business Bank

    Keith Morgan, interim head of the British Business Bank, Vince Cable’s flagship project for boosting finance for smaller...

  9. November 21, 2013

    Treasury should have spotted Co-op weakness says Davis

    The Treasury has been accused by a senior Tory MP of missing warnings that the Co-op bank’s bid to buy 630 Lloyds bank...

  10. November 19, 2013

    The Co-op Bank’s collapse was all too avoidable

    “How did things ever get so far? I don’t know. It was so unfortunate, so unnecessary.” The question Don Corleone asked the...

  11. October 28, 2013

    UKFI: hello, goodbye

    “Welcome to your first day as chief executive. Please close the organisation down.” As James Leigh Pemberton settles in...

  12. October 25, 2013

    Credit Suisse selects Garrett Curran to lead UK operations

    Credit Suisse has filled a key gap at the top of its UK operations by appointing a senior fixed-income banker to succeed...

  13. September 17, 2013

    Lloyds and RBS lead losses on FTSE

    Investors in Lloyds Banking Group had their first chance to react to news of the government’s successful sale of 6 per cent...

  14. September 15, 2013

    Veteran dealmaker James Leigh-Pemberton to take helm of UKFI

    The government will on Monday announce it has hired James Leigh-Pemberton, the veteran dealmaker, to take the helm of UK...

  15. July 7, 2013

    Lord Davies leads consortium to buy government’s stake in Lloyds

    Lord Davies, the former trade minister, is leading a consortium of investors to buy the majority of the government’s 39 per...

  16. June 28, 2013

    UK seeks advisers for RBS and Lloyds stake sales

    The UK government has fired the starting gun on the reprivatisation of Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group by...

  17. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE On what really is different this time around: Izzy suggests we may just be living in an...

  18. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2013

    Vacancy for fig leaf

    If you are the “politically astute” person to run UK Financial Investments — then hurry! The application deadline ends on...

  19. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2013

    The London 6am Cut

    Senior bankers should face a criminal offence of ‘reckless misconduct’ under a toughened sanctions regime for failures at UK...

  20. June 13, 2013

    Fear Hester exit will speed RBS defections

    The ousting of Stephen Hester as Royal Bank of Scotland’s chief executive has sent staff confidence to “rock bottom” and is...

  21. June 13, 2013

    Stephen Hester: Anatomy of a departure

    Sir Philip Hampton likes to see himself as a marriage counsellor, who has often been called upon to manage a rocky...

  22. June 13, 2013

    Osborne shouldn’t treat RBS like his family business

    It may have lacked the savagery of the “drive-by shooting” suffered by his predecessor, Fred Goodwin, more than five years...

  23. June 13, 2013

    Lombard: Sunday post could help Royal Mail scale IPO heights

    Brown paper packages tied up with string are just as popular with Moya Greene as they once were with Alp-surmounting...

  24. May 16, 2013

    Lloyds’ shares achieve ‘break even’ level

    Shares in Lloyds Banking Group have risen above the price at which support for the taxpayer-backed bank is booked by the...

  25. 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...

  26. April 25, 2013

    Banks and politics

    Since the autumn of 2008, when the UK government took stakes in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group, its aim has...

  27. April 25, 2013

    Jim O’Neil’s exit deals blow to bailed-out banks

    The chances of a speedy reprivatisation of Britain’s bailed-out banks have been thrown further into doubt with the...

  28. March 8, 2013

    King sets sights on City as exit nears

    With less than four months to go until he finishes his 10-year stint as governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King’s...

  29. February 22, 2013

    Lloyds to defer chief’s bonus until 2018

    Lloyds Banking Group is set to defer its chief executive’s bonus until 2018 and he will only receive it if shares in the...

  30. November 15, 2012

    Warning on £66bn public bank stakes

    Taxpayers may never see the return of the £66bn spent on shares in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group four...

  31. October 23, 2012

    RBS quizzed over sale of US division

    The agency in charge of the UK government’s stake in Royal Bank of Scotland has quizzed the bank’s board about the potential...

  32. October 23, 2012

    Equality progress with board quota defeat

    Mother knows best. Women commissioners led a revolt against EU plans for women to hold a mandatory 40 per cent of seats on...

  33. July 23, 2012

    Taxpayers to get £538m from Virgin Money

    British taxpayers will receive a further £538m from Virgin Money after the bank that acquired Northern Rock last year agreed...

  34. May 30, 2012

    RBS says investors may never recoup losses

    The chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland warned the bank’s investors that they may never recoup the losses they have suffered...

  35. May 18, 2012

    Ex-UKFI chief Cooksey joins hedge fund

    Sir David Cooksey, the former chairman of UK Financial Investments, the vehicle that holds the government’s stake in...

  36. May 17, 2012

    Northern Rock rescue to cost taxpayers £2bn

    Rescuing Northern Rock, the mortgage lender whose 2007 collapse fuelled the financial crisis, will ultimately cost British...

  37. March 27, 2012

    Dogmatism must not drive a RBS stake sale

    The government’s tentative plan to sell part of its majority stake in Royal Bank of Scotland to Gulf investors involves some...

  38. March 27, 2012

    Abu Dhabi eyes £10bn injection into RBS

    Abu Dhabi has discussed a £10bn investment into Royal Bank of Scotland, as part of a complex transaction that would help...

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